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What Color to Paint Badges and such?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RedneckSailor, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 1, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    RedneckSailor

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    So I am really thinking about painting some different parts of my truck. I'm tired of it looking like every other Tacoma on the road. I just want to do a few minor touch ups to make it stand out a little bit. My truck is a 2011 Double Cab that is Magnetic Gray Metallic. My only problem is that I can't decide what color to go with. Here are some of the things I'm thinking about painting: badges, front brake caliper, rear brake drum (maybe), engine cover, and maybe some of the other flat black parts under the hood.

    Any suggestions or pictures of what all you have painted on your trucks (outside and engine bay) would be greatly apprecitaed.

    Here is a pic of what I'm working with.

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  2. Mar 1, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    jerretxx

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    de-badge, gives it a sharp look IMO, not sure on the other stuff
     
  3. Mar 1, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    eccracer104

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    I painted my badges flat black and aside from it taking forever to cut/peel/place the mounting tape onto the back side of the badges they are staring to chip a little and should be redone soon. So prep those very well or just de-badge completely.
    -paint the center caps on your wheels, grille surround, grille emblem, inside your fuel filler door, tow hook, trailer hitch...
    lots of things to paint
     
  4. Mar 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    RedneckSailor

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    Bump in hopes of replies...Does anyone have pics of any different color badges except for black? Also...any pics of under the hood painting?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    river rat 69

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    Black or body color if you want it to look good!!! JMHO
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    SurfInferno

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  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    When I see a car w/o badges I feel like they had some body damage repaired and were just too lazy to replace the badges. But that's just me.

    My white truck will get plasti-dipped black badges eventually.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    I say de-badge or flat black. :cool:
     
  9. Mar 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Go check out my plasti dip thread and go black.!.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    hot pink
     
  11. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    I went red on my black Tacoma and got more more people asking about them then I expected.

    Tacoma pic.jpg
     
  12. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    i say with the color truck you have to go with plasti-dip flat black. And definitely do the engine cover sides like dark gray leaving the middle black, kinda would match the paint scheme on the exterior of your truck... plus the great thing about plasti dip is that if you get over having them black you can just take it off or just take the emblems off completely then... just my suggestion :)
     
  13. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    Do whatever color you want its super easy to say F*&$ it and paint them another color
     
  14. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    That looks great!

    FINALLY someone else says yeller insteady of me!
    YELLER!
     
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    I debadged the tailgate and blacked out the emblems on the doors

    I went red on my black Tacoma and got more more people asking about them then I expected.
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    BTW that looks sick with the red emblems!! Im thinkin bout doing the ront toyota emblem with the devil horns with a red emblem
     
  17. Mar 5, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    ok fine.. "yellow"
     
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    tinker_troy

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    I painted the lettering on the engine cover yeller... eh-hem, I mean yellow. It was a royal b*tch to tape around them and it didn't come out exactly how I wanted but if you stand back far enough it doesn't look horrible :eek:

    [​IMG]

    one of these days I want to do something with the emblems, just haven't got around to it.
     
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    Take them off...
     
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