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Removing TRD Decals

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Spacedude, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Sep 17, 2007 at 7:13 PM
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    Spacedude

    Spacedude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of removing the TRD decals from the sides of my truck for a cleaner look. What is the best way to do this? Or can someone point me to a thread on this. I searched and couldn't find anything.

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  2. Sep 17, 2007 at 7:27 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    for the trd decals, i just caught an edge and pulled them off...try to keep it in one piece and it'll be easy. then just use any solvent to remove the adhesive.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2007 at 5:07 PM
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    Hot day in the sun or hair dryer to heat them up, find edge and peel slowly.
    Paitence is key or you will have more adhesive left than desired.
    WD-40 works on residue then wax normally.
    Depending on how long they have been there and what color you truck is you might see a pattern faded in the paint.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2007 at 5:24 PM
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    Spacedude

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    After some hot sun, I peeled them off working very slowley -that is the key! I got the residue off with Goof-Off. Worked really good. Then I waxed. Took me a couple of hours, but I think it was well worth it. My decals were bright red/white against the dark blue -just too much for me.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2007 at 3:18 AM
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    Silver_Jim

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    Wait a minute, you paid a lot for that TRD package and you want to pull them off? :)

    I was thinking the same thing, but I can tolerate them for now. I have a Silver Taco and came from a Sun Fusion Yellow FJ Cruiser prior, so a little stickage is tolerable...

    Jim
     
  6. Oct 6, 2007 at 1:57 PM
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    Jesse

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    I pulled mine off also. It looks alot cleaner without them. Silver Jim, you are right about paying alot for the package, but the package is alot more than just those stickers. The only reason I bought the TRD package is because I wanted the sport hood. If I could have gotten the hood without the package, I would have. Spacedude, If you are thinking about removing the stickers, remove them now. The longer you take the harder it is and the worse your truck will look. After a while your paint will not match where the sticker was if you wait too long.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2007 at 2:21 PM
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    Spacedude

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    Yeah, I pulled 'em last weekend and I love the new look.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2007 at 2:25 PM
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    Oh yea, I know TRD is more than stickers.... I am just saying that a lot of peeps like the badging, most do. My point was, I didnt think the badging was bad at all compared to driving a yellow FJ. But everyone has their prefs. I actually thought about pulling them off too before they fully bond with the paint... :)
     
  9. Oct 8, 2007 at 8:52 AM
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    Pulling off your TRD stickers is a sin, i hope you guys like it in Tacoma Hell (aka, Texas)
     
  10. Oct 8, 2007 at 9:05 AM
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    I was wondering why the weather is unusually hot here! :D
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    I recently bought my 06 TRD. But it came with out any Decals... no TRD stickers... no metal "Tacoma" emblems... Not a single decal except for the name of the dealership that I bought it from. Any reason why someone would remove ALL the decals and emblems???
     
  12. Jan 25, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    Because it looks better... :thumbsup:

    I've debadged my entire truck... only thing that says toyota is the grill and the emblem on the steering wheel. :D
     
  13. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    yea i recently debadged mine as well. It looks soooo much better IMO. I left the trd decals on though. However I might switch them over with some of sockmonkey's. I can't believe it took you(spacedude) two hours! I debaged my truck in like an hour and those are emblems! As long as it looks good. Could We get some pics maybe.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    funny you guys are removing the stickers. I took all the oem stripes off my truck, and then put trd stickers on the bedsides...too much of one color for me..I had to break it up
     
  15. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    For someone that does not know how to best remove decals, this is very bad advice. Depending on the amount of residue left behind, you can use wax to remove it, or as mentioned WD-40 or Goo Be Gone...just be very careful and use sparingly. If you are too aggressive, you can remove the clear coat and even paint.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    I'm gonna use the hairdryer method and see how that goes. Sockmonkey's going to hook me up with these, man he does good work.

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  17. Jan 26, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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    Do those decals come from the manufacturer? If no than i would ask my dealer to get em off when it gets there... I don't want any damn stickers!
     
  18. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    A sticker like that should take some value off the blue book.:p
     
  19. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    When I replaced my stock badges with sock badges, I used a hairdryer. Makes it a lot easier to take off. But the residue, the only thing that worked for me was Goo Be Gone (or goo off, or whatever it's called). I tried many other things, but nothing worked worth a damn. The Goo stuff worked in minutes!

    DUDE!! Texas is the greatest State in the (former) Union!

    Negative rep for you! :D
     
  20. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    I thought about that but I plan on keeping my truck for a long time so it shouldn't matter.
     
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