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To debadge or not to debadge? That is the question.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Superdavert, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    Superdavert

    Superdavert [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've decided to keep the TRD decals. Well, I'm changing them to sockmonkey originals. I just don't know what I want to do with the badges. I have the Enkei deep six wheels, so they're brushed aluminum chrome step bar (keeping it for the wife. She's 5' even.) so the emblems match. I washed my truck yesterday, and I thought it all looked good. But I remember the first time on this site when I saw a debadged taco with just a TRD emblem on the tailgate. I thought it looked awesome. So, I'm torn. Need opinions? Or just be hyped up to do it. Please help. Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    CanisLupus

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    De-badge tailgate, plasti-dip door badges.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    You don't need no stinking badges!:D
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    fishntaco

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    Debadge it looks much cleaner and is much easier to wax and wash.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Take the emblems off.


    I only have one but that's to hide a ding on my door
     
  6. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    took all mine off the other day, truck looks soo clean now. My origional plan was to paint them black and put them back on but it looks clean without them that they are never going back on
     
  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    angrysam

    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    Nekkid is the only way to roll.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM
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  9. Aug 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    Capita

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    If you want it looking very plain and boring, debadge it
     
  10. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    Gooch

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    Amen
     
  11. Aug 20, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    Gooch

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    Here's your plain and boring:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:54 AM
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    Whats the best way to remove the emblems?
     
  13. Aug 21, 2011 at 4:12 AM
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    sooner

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    take fishing line and run behind emblem slowly.will need 10 ft of line?then use goo be gone from auto store,or bug and tar remover to get the adhesive off and your done.:cool:
     
  14. Aug 21, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    Capita

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    Exactly, my point is proven
     
  15. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    Heat it up first...safest way is face the panel you want to work on to the sun for an hour or so and let the sun soften the adhesive first. A hair dryer works, but you run the risk of getting it too hot.

    When you're done, wax the area you worked on because the solvent used to remove the adhesive will strip all the wax off.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    CVYota

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    I like the debadging, but I also like the look of the side 'tacoma' badge moved to the indented part of the door. Haven't done any of it yet.
     
  17. Aug 21, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    I debadged, always do. I wish I would have seen sock's black badges tho ... I'll be putting those on soon. At least the Tacoma on the side.
     
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