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Taking off TRD Stickers

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Larmo63, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    Larmo63

    Larmo63 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to take the dumb TRD stickers off of the truck bed sides.

    Also, do the rear headrests (I bought an access cab) come out? I don't like those either.

    Any tips?

    I'll also take the chrome Tacoma badges off of the doors, V6 emblem etc. Those are easy.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    eldedo

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    Stickers. ...heat gun patience, then wd40 to get rid of the goo, then hit with some sealant.
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    I used a hair dryer and pulled the stickers off.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    Warm the decals up with a hair dryer and pull them off. Clean up with goo gone or similar. Yep head rests come out and visibility is much improved.
     
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  5. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    St.Germain

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  6. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    Blow dryer, heat the whole sticker up first and then start working the edge top to bottom. The warmer it gets, the easier it comes off and the less residue. The best adhesive remover out there is 3m, I buy it at Autozone.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    dc7rr1

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    I just removed mine this morning with a hair dryer and it came off much easier than I thought. Took like 15 minutes total.
    Cleaned up any residue with Goo Gone.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2018 at 12:47 PM
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    Not totally positive, but I do think you are stuck with those headrests. (Unless you do some major surgery) It's one of the reasons I went with a DC after my Access cab 2nd gen.

    G.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    Why would you walk away from 15HP?
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2018 at 1:49 PM
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    paleh0rse

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    Used a heat gun, Goo Gone, and some warm soapy water to remove mine just today. Too easy.
    20181222_133746.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 22, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Trade it for an SR5, use the cash savings to reinstall lockers. No stickers.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Elkyri

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    I just did that. I used a hair dryer on the sticker. The heat warms it up so it is less brittle and softens the adhesive allowing you to peel off big chunks instead of it breaking into smaller bits if you try to peel it off cold. Don't let the heat stay on too long at a shot or the sticker actually melts.

    To deal with the adhesive residue left behind I used my fingers to apply Skin So Soft (magic Avon product that does everything from repel mosquitoes to removing paint) then went back to work with the hair dryer, paper towels, and one of those kitchen sponges with the mesh covering. The hair dryer softens up the adhesive while the rubbing with paper towels and the sponge rolled it up into little boogers.

    Rinsed with soapy then clear water to get rid of the SSS then a light coat of plain Johnson's Paste Wax in the affected areas. Truck needs a bath but here is the before and after of the "remove tacky decal" mod.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Dec 22, 2018 at 2:06 PM
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    kystnTRD

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    They are actually quite easy to remove and you can't even tell they ever were there once removed
     
  14. Dec 22, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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    I actually like those stickers :)
     
  15. Dec 22, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    melikeymy beer

    melikeymy beer Hold my beer and watch this

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    Your profile says you have 2007? You might see some shadowing if they've been on that long.
     
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  16. Dec 22, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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    Good point. Maybe why mine feels so sluggish off the line (removed the stickers)...

    :taco:
     
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  17. Dec 22, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    I doubled-down on the stickers. I have a set on the front fenders as well. I really notice it off-the-line. It’s a beast!
     
  18. Dec 22, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    The weight and wind drag alone are really costing you.

     
  19. Dec 22, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    Tacohumper13

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    I heard If you take off your trd decals off on the OR your crawl control won’t work..........I wouldn’t risk it
     
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  20. Dec 22, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    stock a fawk!
    I personally like mine. I was even thinking of getting some emblems made to replace the decal. Kind of like the 4runners have
     
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