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Removing the AVS logo from Bugflector II.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Spacedude, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Aug 16, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    Spacedude

    Spacedude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I really like my new AVS Bugflector II, but it has a distracting white logo that looks like bird splatter. Here's a way I found to remove it. There are probably many ways; this method worked extremely well for me. Also, I take no responsibility for any damage that may occur. The logo is painted on with white paint. Use a very small amount of lacquer thinner on an old t-shirt and gently rub the paint away. Keep applying the thinner on a new section of the t-shirt and gently wipe until all the white paint is removed. This will leave the plastic dull. Apply some automotive clearcoat polish to the dull area, gently rubbing in a back and forth motion. Let it dry to a haze, and buff off the polish. Do this twice. The plastic will be restored and be shiny again. I can't tell the difference now that there was ever a logo there. It looks so much better.:proposetoast:
     
  2. Aug 16, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    tcBob

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    nice tip. got a pic of the after shot?
     
  3. Aug 17, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    Spacedude

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    Here is an "after" pic. Just like new, and no white logo.
    IMG_2182.jpg
     
  4. Aug 17, 2008 at 10:08 AM
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    surfsupl

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    In my opinion bug deflectors are old school 80's and for old men who fish. Please keep the Toyota looking tough, ace the bug deflector! :eek:
     
  5. Aug 17, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    to each his own man!!! i have no problem with bug deflectors.;)
     
  6. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    RSH904

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    Extang Trifecta Tonneau Painted Stock Wheels De Badged Yellow Fogs AVS Bugflector II UWS Running Boads Hunter Bully Bar HD Satoshi
    Nice, I will be doing this tomorrow. I put on an AVS shield today and was immediately bothered by the emblem. I didnt think there would be a solution here so I google searched it and it brought me right back to this site. That painted emblem irritates me. Its not enough that I buy your product. Why the hell do I have to advertise for you too??
     
  7. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    While I agree I hate the bug defelctors, I did try one on my first '08 taco for a few months. The AVS logo annoyed me too... I just used my finger nails to scrape it off though lol...
     
  8. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well done! You cant tell it was ever there!
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    RSH904

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    I did this today. Worked awesome. Thinner took the emblem right off and the wax shined it back up.....
     
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