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Tacoma blackout overlays

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ncnative, Feb 12, 2022.

  1. Feb 12, 2022 at 10:23 PM
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    ncnative

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    I'm looking to cover my chrome badges with the black pvc overlays. I saw an older out of date thread on a general google search but I'm asking if anyone can suggest where to purchase the overlay sets of good quality. Amazon probably has them, but I've had mixed results with items I've ordered for my truck in the past from the vendors on there. Mostly decent stuff but some bad. Just looking for the best value with the good 3M adhesive for application. I've also seen that the factory stuff is extremely expensive. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2022 at 10:42 PM
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    Fuego4x4

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  3. Feb 12, 2022 at 10:49 PM
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  4. Feb 13, 2022 at 2:53 AM
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    Panchito V

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    I got this kit from Auto Safety… lots of great reviews. This includes the Tailgate Insert letters. Just remember to make sure they are made of ABS plastic. That is what the OEM ones are made of.

    Auto safety Blackout Emblems Overlay Tailgate Letters KIT Compatible with 2016-2021 2022 Taco ABS Plastic https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09F3BZC4J?_encoding=UTF8
     
  5. Feb 13, 2022 at 3:55 AM
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    Backdoc

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  6. Feb 13, 2022 at 4:09 AM
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    mds08

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    OEM fit better than the Amazon ones as the cheap ones doesn't caover the chrome all that well. Ask me how I know.
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2022 at 4:17 AM
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    TRD_Seeds

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    Plasti dip works great for $6, and won't give you the solid center section of the A's. But if you're set on overlays do you!
     
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  8. Feb 13, 2022 at 6:01 AM
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    oogielaflick

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    I got mine off of Ebay. Previous links that people may post may be outdated, so I would suggest just going to both Amazon, as well as Ebay and just searching for YEARToyota tacoma black overlays. Take a little time and just search. It will pay off. Also, there is a difference between overlays and black emblems. The emblems are complete replacements for the original chrome emblems, whereas the overlays literally just stick over the chrome ones.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2022 at 6:43 AM
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    greentacosuace27

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    Happy how my Pasti dip turned out, went over black with a few coats glossifier
     
  10. Feb 18, 2022 at 12:38 PM
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    Where did you get the OEM ones at?
     
  11. Feb 18, 2022 at 12:38 PM
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    Dealership
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    Agreed. Non-OEM is hit or miss. I was a miss..
     
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  13. Feb 18, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    I bought my OEM overlays off eBay.

    I tried Amazon for the Tacoma tailgate inserts and they were crap. Out of the box they were aluminum with a black coating, I thought they felt pretty decent quality but the finish lasted one season. Took them off, and bought the OEM plastic inserts off the same seller on eBay, been great since. Lesson learned, the cheaper crap on Amazon is probably crap.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2022 at 3:07 PM
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    TacoWorldDan

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    Bought OEM overlays from EBay and they have held up great. Ultimately ended up debadging the truck besides the door “TACOMA” emblems but have never put any UV protective coating on them besides regular washes and they still look new after 2+ years and no issues with the adhesive.
    Also got the OEM tailgate inserts and they are far better than any other aftermarket inserts I’ve seen thus far.
     
  15. Feb 18, 2022 at 5:52 PM
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    Got mine on Amazon, been on the truck for almost 2 years with plenty of pressure washing and temps from single digits to 100+ with no issues
     
  16. Feb 18, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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    Panchito V

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    I think it’s fairer to say that the vendor you purchased from on Amazon sold crappy inserts/overlays.

    The vendor I purchased mine on Amazon sold ABS plastic ones like the OEM ones, and I’ve had zero issues.
     
  17. Feb 18, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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  18. Feb 22, 2022 at 5:51 AM
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    Nice! Glad there are at least some quality items out there. I think you definitely roll the dice with Amazon purchases though. Can't always trust the reviews.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2022 at 5:55 AM
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    Road_Warrior

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    I also bought mine on Amazon and so far I haven’t had any issues at all. I’ve had them on for a bit over a year at this point.

    I agree that it totally depends on the seller though.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    Overlays are a permanent fixture that can only be removed if you replace the entire badge. Just buy OEM.
     

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