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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tomonian77, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Oct 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    tomonian77

    tomonian77 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I have finally decided to start the MOD process on my 08 DC. Time permitting I will paint my rims black as well as the grill emblem and all other chrome emblems on the truck. I haven't decided if I will paint the rims on the truck or remove them to paint. As far as the grill goes it is already black so just doing the emblem should be suffice. I am kinda hesitant about the other emblems because of the difficulty removing them. I know I should just buy an extra set just in case but who wants to do the smart thing huh?
     
  2. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Go for it...can't wait to see how it turns out.

    There are plenty of thread on how to remove your emblems without damaging them.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    poff1986

    poff1986 Seasoned Newbie

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    Cool, have fun...theres so much stuff to mod. i have no idea where to start lol, cant wait to see!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    tomonian77

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    The only problem I may have is the cold front that just blew thru. It may slow the drying process on the rims.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Theres a thread for debadging the truck. If ya can't find it just get yourself a hair dryer (helps soften up the adhesive) a plastic scraper ( or dental floss or fishing line ) and some goo gone :thumbsup: Don't worry the goo gone won't remove the paint :) After you remove the badges and clean it all up with goo gone, make sure you wash the areas really well and wax the shit outta it!! I heard the goo gone can remove your clearcoat
     
  6. Oct 23, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    tomonian77

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    Unfortunatley it looks like I may have to postpone again. My mother has decided she wants to buy a new car and guess who has to go and pick it out for her and deal with the swindling car salesmen. Updates when I have them.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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  8. Oct 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    tomonian77

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    I dont have stands so I will have to do 1 rim at a time, time consuming.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    maybe BUT it comes out right
    do it the right way and take your time :D
     
  10. Oct 23, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    I know I know. I still hope to get it in this weekend. The emblems at least.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    Hard work does payoff!

    DSC00922.jpg

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  12. Oct 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    looking good man, was it hard? What paint did you use?
     
  13. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:34 AM
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    To do the rims and emblems it took most of the day. The actual work time was only 3-4 hours but the dry time took the longest. The most tedious part was cutting the tape for remounting the emblems. For the rims I used a rustoleum primer and rustoleum flat black for the paint. On the emblems I used Krylon for plastics, flat black as well.
     
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