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shave or black badges on white taco???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotacoinwa, Sep 2, 2009.

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shaved or rebadge with black badges

Poll closed Sep 17, 2009.
  1. shaved... it looks nice and clean

    38 vote(s)
    45.2%
  2. black badges... you want people to know its a taco

    46 vote(s)
    54.8%
  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:13 PM
    #1
    toyotacoinwa

    toyotacoinwa [OP] the fresh prince

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    so i just debadged my taco and it looks nice and clean shaved:D... i also repainted them black and havent put them on yet... should i keep it shaved or put them back on... i saw people use the 3m double sided tape to rebadge it so i bought it but i put it behind the v6 and tried to cut it and it was nearly impossible... plzz tell me what to do:confused:
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Put them back on black. It's a PITA to get the tape right, but once you do it's worth it.

    Here's what mine looked like before putting them back on the truck
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im partial to the blacked out look with lots of mods......so thats how i voted.:D
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    I'm thinking about debadging and painting them white too. Curious to see how it would look black on silver with black flares...

    Edit: I meant painting them black...
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    ozmon420

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    blackem out
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    i was thinking of leaving it shaved but its 3 for the black look.... what tape should i use and how should i cut it
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    i took mine off to paint black but decided to not even put them back on, i dont miss them and i like the clean look
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    3m is the way to go......and cut it to where most of the emblem has it on it....its how i did mine, and have had zero problems.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I like the clean. If people don't know it's a Taco by now, then why do you care to educate them?

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    hendooman

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    I did the exact same thing. Spent an hour or so getting them all nice and painted. Decided to leave the truck shaved, on my SW truck. I like the shaved look, easier to clean and wax as well.

    Put my emblems on my tool box.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    drew02a

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    I think black badges look sweet on the white Tacomas, but I'm kinda biased :D

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    ummm... im think of doing the clean look... and have one tacoma sign on the back rather than the two on each side and the toyota,tacoma, v6, and sr5 sign....
     
  13. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    drew02a

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    You could always replace them with decals instead?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Ive got a magnetic gray taco and I stripped the badges off, painted them black, but decided to only put the door badges back on. I like clean, bare tailgate and the fact that my black door badges match with my black wheel/tire setup.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Jedidiah

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    I say leave it off...looks cleaner and besides, everyone knows its a taco!
     
  16. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    satchsd

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    leave em off
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    ummmmmm... im leaning to leave them off now... its even on the polls... its too much work so im think of doing just the door badges like dysfunctnlretard said or just leave those off too...
     
  18. Sep 2, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    sportnobadges

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    Originally Posted by lsocoee
    I am so envious of Dodge, Chevy, Ford, Nissan, GMC, and Suzuki owners. They get to check out my sweet Tacoma when they're driving, I'm just stuck looking at all their ugly trucks.

    leave them off !! if those 'other people' don't know it's a Tacoma it is their loss !!

    [​IMG]

    sportnobadges
     
  19. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Incognito

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    I like the black badges.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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