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Remove the rear bed stickers?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dawhoo, May 26, 2019.

  1. May 26, 2019 at 2:43 AM
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    dawhoo

    dawhoo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I tried the search and read the first 200 responses - maybe I used the wrong terms? So many threads.

    Me = 2019 Cement TRD OR, I don't like the stickers of the back of the bed. But I might miss them once they're gone.

    So 2 questions really, 1), whats your opinion about removing the stickers. 2) whats an effective way to remove the stickers? I kind of think they're a bit overboard and look out of place, especially on the Cement color.

    Bonus: Is there a better sticker option that looks less ... kooky?
     
  2. May 26, 2019 at 3:04 AM
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    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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    Stuff with some other black things
    I'm in the same boat as you. I have read that it is best to leave your truck in the sun for a while, start at one edge and with a continuous pull remove the decal. Another method is to use a blow dryer. Then if needed, use goo gone to get any residue off. Alcohol could also be applied to removed residue. I have removed decals from other vehicles before and getting the decal off was not the problem. Getting the gummy residue was a little more time consuming. After having cleaned everything up, apply a fresh coat of wax to the area. On my Jeep, I had some custom decals and periodically I would replace or change them. Those were vinyl cut decals. Hope this helps.
     
  3. May 26, 2019 at 3:09 AM
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    Chief 4x4

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    TRD GRILL WET OKLOE SEAT COVERS RAPTOR GRILL LIGHTS NEW OFF ROAD BED DECALS SCS Ray 10'S 16x8 Gunmetal OVTune
    Ordered mine from jupiteronearth.com. Check with @amirak, he can make any thing you would like.93D2D29B-DB63-4607-A422-DAD2A6160102 (1).jpg
     
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  4. May 26, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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    Tullie D

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    I'm one of those that happens to think it looks better without the TRD decal. :crapstorm:

    Here's a YouTube video that shows an easy way to remove them. :thumbsup:

    https://youtu.be/cigYYeBfMzg
     
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  5. May 26, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    18BRMTRDSportTaco

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    They don't look bad, but are a little much for my taste. I took mine off of my 2018 TRD Sport 4x4 within the first 3 days of ownership.
     
  6. May 26, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Virginian

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    It was very easy to remove my decals. Most of the adhesive came off and what little remained I used this for the final cleaning...
    3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, 15 oz.17RUu6dKSN+r4OJrVxq6GA.jpg
     
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  7. May 26, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    rolltiderob

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    I was 50/50 on them when I got my SSM 2018 TRDOR. After a year I was no more fond of them than I was day 1 so I decided to remove them and debadge the doors- I now just have the obligatory flag decals on the doors and a calico jack on the tailgate and it looks so much better IMO. If they don’t knock ya out day 1 they’re really not going to grow on ya and from what I understand it is harder after a year than it is earlier (it wasn’t really hard but more effort than I thought).
     
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  8. May 26, 2019 at 5:36 AM
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    Dubiousveracity

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    Took mine off. Used my heat gun to warm the metal and peal the sticker. Used good off to remove extra adhesive residue.
     
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  9. May 26, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Darth M.

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    You will not miss them. If you want want something that says “off-road” go out collect some dirt samples. Want a new look. Wash and repeat. It’s a blast.
     
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  10. May 26, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    jsinnard

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    I think certain color trucks need contrast like black fender flairs and stickers, especially Quicksand, calvary, white and cement. Some color trucks look great without like black, BBP and Barcelona red.
     
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  11. May 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Madtown

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    I just recently removed my TRD OR stickers and wish I did long time ago. Looks so much better without them.
     
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  12. May 26, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    Niccas9

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    I removed them off my OR. Now I want to debadge the chrome emblems
     
  13. May 26, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    IEsurfer

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    Used a heat gun, goo gone, my thumb and then some polish and wax. Did it after almost a year.

    20190420_183155.jpg
     
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  14. May 26, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    Aldo98229

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    I removed them from my White TRD OR after 6 weeks. It took a whole 5 minutes in 72 degrees.

    I like the looks of the truck much better without them.
     
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  15. May 26, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Here’s the evidence:
    61166510_10156710725467600_7521037323606_5b4d06b4f01147805c7a13a4b538d05c38c062bc.jpg
     
  16. May 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    5nahalf

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    I removed mine on my inferno long bed last night, I plan to replace them with trd pro replica ones, but without the stickers the bed looks way longer
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  17. May 26, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    mangler

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    Removed them on my 2016 and 2014 , I was on the fence and did regret it occasionally . I left them on my current 2016 but think they look much better on the white truck
     
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  18. May 26, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Freudianslip

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    I’m a 2018 Cement TRDOR 4x4 and I removed the bedside decals within a few days of bringing it home from the dealer last summer.

    In the last few days, I purchased this decal (not my truck in the picture):

    99DBF37E-8D59-4667-8378-3DA8ABD29660.jpg

    I haven’t installed it yet but it looks pretty good to me and I kinda want to change up my current look.
     
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  19. May 26, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    CRCs Reality

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    Finally removed mine after debating since I've owned it.
    Sadly, a LOT of sticker residue was left behind, but nothing some goof-off and elbow grease couldn't resolve. Looks MUCH better now.
     
  20. May 26, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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