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Tail gate stickers How to

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by RoadKill, May 6, 2008.

  1. May 6, 2008 at 4:19 AM
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    RoadKill

    RoadKill [OP] Northern Alliance: padawan

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    Repainted my tail gate base/clear and ready to put original stickers back on.
    what would be the best and safe way to proceed?
    I might be wrong but I think its better to use some kind of water/soap solution so the stickers can be moved so its on straight.

    use a plastic card to push air bubbles out of the sticker afterwards.
    maybe windshield washer fluid, something that'll evaporate?
     
  2. May 6, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    It depends... What kind of sticker is it?

    My husband works with vinyl stickers and he sprays the surface lightly with soap/water mixture. Then uses a nylon squeegie to get the bubbles out. But...that's vinyl.

    Have you called Toyota and asked them how they install them? \

    The TRD decal on the tailgate is not the same material and definately not vinyl.
     
  3. May 6, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    RoadKill

    RoadKill [OP] Northern Alliance: padawan

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    I don't know what its made of yet but its the original Tacoma sticker from toyota. I just received it today
     
  4. May 6, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    Khaos

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    A sticker that says Tacoma?

    Mine has large badging (chrome) that says Tacoma.
     
  5. May 6, 2008 at 11:19 AM
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    Years ago I worked for a Sign Co. and we just used water (in a spray bottle)when we installed vinyl letters on Bank doors painted surfaces. And of course what Janster said about the squeegie
     
  6. May 6, 2008 at 11:33 AM
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    Yes, first generation tacos had stickers they changed to badges after
     
  7. May 6, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    Keep it el naturalle. :D
     
  8. May 7, 2008 at 6:07 AM
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    Oh. I didn't notice you had an first gen. That would explain the difference.
     
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