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Reflective 4x4 emblem on rear mud flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Red Dream, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    Red Dream

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    Hello all,
    Just a quick question. I have a 2011 Tacoma with white"4x4" emblems on the rear mud flaps. I would like to coat, paint or apply something to just the 4x4 part to make it glow at night in the headlights of someone behind me.

    Would anyone have any suggestions as to what to buy and where to get it to try to accomplish this kind of a project?

    Thanks. Red Dream
     
  2. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Glow in the dark paint maybe
     
  3. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    According to my wife, you can get glow in the dark fingernail polish. this would be cheap and easy.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    I went with the glow factor, honestly, both would be easy to achieve with a little searching.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    +1 for the tape, in red.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    we make decals in white or red reflective just like you see on tractor trailers.all my decals on my taco are done in all white reflective,its bad ass.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    I know that this is not the reflective "4x4" logo, but on my old truck i applied some blue reflectors; very good at getting your attention!

    On my new truck I applied Orange stick on reflectors. (later found blue ones on marker stakes you use for the snowplows)

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  9. Mar 26, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    Thanks to all for the suggestions on the reflective 4x4 idea. Sorry for the conflicting wording, I should have been a little more specific. I have some good ideas thanks to your suggestions. Thanks again.

    Red Dream
     
  10. Mar 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    You are asking for trouble putting amber relectors on the rear, as amber indicates front, with red being rear. You might drive it for years with no issue, or you run into that one LEO with a chip on his shoulder and you'll wish you never did that. Just an FYI. Red would be legal for sure.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Scotchlite tape might work. You'd have to rough up the plastic and clean with alcohol before application for it to stick. Since the 4x4 is raised, it should be easy to trim the tape to fit after applying.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Is that right? I did not know that. Thanks for the heads-up.

    I was looking for a reason to go back to blue, which I had for 19 years on my Toy Pickup with out comments. (I had been pulled over a number of times for frivolous reasons, with the impression they were just itching to give me a citation for something, but never did) (now don't tell me blue means I'm impersonating a police vehicle:rolleyes:)
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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