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Thinking about shaving my taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BlancoTaco08, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    BlancoTaco08

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    I'm thinking about debadging my truck but I'm afraid that it might have "shadows" behind the badges...With the heat in TX I'm just not sure if it is something that is needed to be done asap.

    I have an 08 and I'm sure it will be fine but, I just want to know how old was your taco when you debadged it? At what point do you think the "shadows" appear?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    Delmarva

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    06 Taco, debadged in late 07 - no issues... in the ARIZONA SUN :eek:

    You'll be alright me thinks :D

    what color is the truck? I'm assuming white based on your name...
     
  3. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    BlancoTaco08

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    Ya, it's white.

    Makes me feel better that you did it after a year in AZ...If you can pull it off in AZ, I can do it here in TX...

    I lived in Tucson for 2 yrs...the heat/humidity in TX is nothing compared to the way the sun beats down on you in AZ...
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    txusa03

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    09 and took off the plastic 1 week after i brought her home. Make washing and drying much easier and looks clean.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    Delmarva

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    yup... I lived in Tucson too... so more basis for yours :D
     
  6. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    brianr

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    x3 I am betting you won't see any shadow.

    Chris and I just did my 06 about a month ago. Didnt see shit of a shadow.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    MsTRD

    MsTRD hell yes i love my truck

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    did my 05 in 08...no shadows
     
  8. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    neslerrah

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    No worries bro. I have been in Tucson for about 1.5 years now. I have debadged my Taco and no shadows. The Tuc-sizzle heat made debadging simple and easy.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Believe it or not guys, but the ski resort on Mt. Lemmon is open. This past weekend there was over a foot of snow fall. Of course, there was already some on the ground before then. But to my surprise, there is still snow up there to ski on.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    BTW, shaving isn't debadging... shaving would be removing the door handles for an electronic poper lock and such... :p

    Anyway, I'd say go for it but i'm still on the fense myself.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    BlancoTaco08

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    Thanks for the info...I fixed the title
     
  12. Feb 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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  13. Feb 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    I prefer the Taco to be shaved.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    I helped debadge a 2 year old Pontiac G6 and it came out with very faint ghost badges. Like you can ONLY see them in one certain time (sunset) at one certain direction (sun at about 85 degrees perpendicular to the decklid). But there's hope! As we used scratch filler and a good wax that gives you almost no dissatisfaction for 5 minutes of work! :D
     
  16. Feb 16, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    The only shadows that will remain will be the shadow of regret for not debadging sooner.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    i just debadged my 08 prerunner about a month ago. Everything was perfect. And if anyone is on the fence about doing it. just do it! I wish I woulda done it sooner!
     
  18. Feb 26, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I have no shadows on mine. I did it after a month or so - Black Sand Pearl truck...
     
  19. Feb 26, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    bilstiens, sport 08 w/o scoop, debadged
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    I think the truck just looks cleaner - no TRD or badges of any kind !
     
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  20. Feb 26, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    I totally agree :D
     
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