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Removing the ugly dealer badge

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by e-rok, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Nov 3, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    e-rok

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    Does anyone have any tips for removing the ugly ass dealer badge off my tail-gate? The dealership I bought my truck from put this chrome plastic disc with their name on it right next to the Tacoma emblem. It looks like it is just stuck on with some double sided tape, but I am afraid to just pull it off. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this ugly ass thing off my truck?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I think others who have de-badged their trucks use fishing line in a sawing motion.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/detailing/14432-de-badging-painting-badges-re-badging.html


    DE-BADGING:

    To debadge the taco you need a few things...

    Fishing Line I used 6 lbs. test
    Blow Dryer
    Goo-Gone
    Windex

    1. I cut the line into about 3 ft lengths.

    2. I heated up a section of the badge. I kept heating the spot till when I touched the metal I couldn't keep my finger on the door for more than a few seconds without discomfort.

    3. Take the cut line and run it along the back of the badge. I used a sawing motion which helped out a lot. When the fishing line broke I knew that I had reached a section of the badge that needed to be heated up.

    Then just repeat step 2 and 3 till the badge comes off.

    Then with the goo gone spray the stuff left over that is stuck to the door. Using your finger nail scratch the stuff off. Then spray the goo gone again and using a rag and elbow grease get the residue off.

    Finally I just used windex and sprayed the area instead of waxing the area like some people do.

    ......socolax91
     
  4. Nov 3, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    e-rok

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    Sick, sounds easy enough........thanks guys
     
  5. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    seancanterbury

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    just pulled it off with my fingernails. shouldn't be too hard to get off..
     
  6. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:49 PM
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    That could not have been easier, even though it is only 39 degrees out, no hair dryer needed. Just sawed through with one piece of 6lb fishing line, then peeled the remaining tape off with my fingers, no residue was left, then just shined it up with some windex and a soft cloth. Looks so much better!
     
  7. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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    hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT ..PICSSSSSSSSSSSSS??????
    :worthless:
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:57 PM
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    RaginCajun

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    Gonna de-badge this weekend!

    yes yes....what neon said...PICS!! :popcorn:
     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    Before............

    IMG_2450.jpg
     
  10. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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    After.
    So much better. Sorry Western Slope Auto, I liked you dealership, just did not appreciate the ugly ass badge you slapped on my truck.

    IMG_2449.jpg
     
  11. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    funny thing here in Hawaii they don't use those things. The only thing they slap on is a license plate frame.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    Looks alot better!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    I personally like my Dealership badge, the fox i like and imo looks pretty sweet

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nov 10, 2008 at 1:08 AM
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    edwinalink

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    yeah i think your dealer sticker rocks to... now if only it wasnt crooked!
     
  15. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    yeah i did notice that but still i looks good, even on the red ones you can still see the fox
     
  16. Nov 10, 2008 at 1:01 PM
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    The fox is much better than the big old hunk of plastic they slapped on my tailgate, I could see leaving that on
     
  17. Nov 10, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    agreed, when a dealer actually pays attention to the quality of their graphics... i can totally see leaving their logo!

    now when a dealer
    "i done did made a plaque fer' dah' truck...."
    like in your case.

    it is totally worth removing, and possibly complaining about it to them.

    like this "hey, thanks. but i dont really need any more dishes, so here is your turkey platter back."
     
  18. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    Bassetdad

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    When I bought my truck back in 2000, I asked the service manager for a screwdriver & removed the dealers front & rear license plate frames. I gave the frames back to the sales rep and told him "No Thanks". If I had a dealer toss his logo on the truck I was dealing on.....I would expect the dealership to remove their logos off of that truck before I signed the papers for that Tacoma.
     
  19. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    e-rok

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    Thats f-in funny. I should drop it in the mail with a note saying here is your ugly ass plastic turkey platter back...........wonder how that would be received at the dealership
     
  20. Nov 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    exactly. Here in Hawaii no dealer puts on a logo (that i know of) only the license plate frames.
     
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