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Badge removal

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by ChristianEKR, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    bagger88

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    Did mine this past weekend. It was warm (65 degrees in Bama) and was able to get them off with just fishing line but had a heat gun if needed. My 18 is just a couple months old so the adhesive came right off and just hit it with a little WD-40 for a small amount of residue. The black looks awesome on my Metallic Grey Tundra.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM
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    Honestly mine looked similar to how yours is right now. I used goo gone up to that point then a spray wax and then a buddy of mine came over and he brought over his McGuire’s wax. After the McGuire’s wax everything looked good. Maybe @TheBeast can give you some pointers. I think he has a black 2012 that he debadged not too long ago.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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    hard to tell if it's clear coat. Mine had a shadow too from the badge but it was glue residue and that was a bitch to remove. I spent more time cleaning that shadow than removing the badge/tape itself.

    heat up, goo gone, clay bar..repeat..and a lot of elbow grease. Use microfibers towels and change often. once all clean, clay bar again and wax it. It's gone.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    OK thanks fellas. I know nothing about waxing or any of that, so off to the internet and then auto store after work it is.
     
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  5. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:36 PM
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    ChristianEKR

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    Came out great! Old badges broke though :mad:

    0959A5B0-0265-4C1C-9737-6E1ACCE9E2E2.jpg
     
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  6. Nov 14, 2017 at 3:29 AM
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    Eek that’s what I’m afraid of
     
  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    I used a hair blower on the highest setting, heat it up nicely, grab a fishing line or floss and go to town.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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    I debadged my tundra about a year after I bought it and it looks great. I was a little scared at first though.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    I debadged mine 5 years after and you cannot tell they were ever here...lots of elbow grease, lots of wax..lol
     
  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    I can't get the dealer decal off, its a shiny silver decal. Tried the hairdryer trick and only a few letters came off so now it reads...

    GA TOYOTA

    Already had a clown put a Y in the film of dirt with their finger
     
  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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    Your finger should be able to answer that question. If that section feels raised compared to the paint next to it then it's just adhesive residue. If that section feels lower than it might be missing clearcoat? Unusual if it is but sometimes shit happens.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    @T500 see I️ myself would have gone a “MA” before the GA Toyota.

    #MAGA
     
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  14. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    Get that shit off of there before some idiot puts a Y there with a sharpie!!!
     
  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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  16. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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  17. Nov 15, 2017 at 3:54 AM
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    I just bought mine maybe I should debadge now. I noticed mine doesn't have a 4x4 emblem does anyone have them?
     
  18. Nov 15, 2017 at 4:52 AM
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    Yea, that's what I'm thinking, and the result that test gives me isn't good. Like I said though, if its the case I'll just put them back on or some other decal.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    I am no expert, but it seems to me that if the clearcoat is actually gone - which is what it looks like in the pic - you probably want to put some sort of sealer or clearcoat on the spot for protection, before you rebadge or put a stick on it. I'd be worried about rust perhaps. Again, I am no expert though.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    Usually if it's a TRD off road and has a sticker on the side, it doesn't have the 4x4 emblem. Do you have the sticker?
     
  21. Nov 15, 2017 at 9:59 AM
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    If it took the clear coat, I would probably try using some light abrasive auto polish until the dark spots are gone, hit it with some clear coat spray in several layers/coats, and then hit it again with the polish after the clear coat has dried per the clear coat directions. That should even out the clear coat you applied with the surrounding area. I will defer, however, to the Detail Guru, @WarEagleSteve and what he thinks.
     
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  22. Nov 15, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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    I took it off with a fishingline when it was 105 degrees outside. no issues whatsoever. pealed right off. Tundra Shinny.jpg Tundra.jpg
     
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  23. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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    Sounds like a job for a professional if that's the case. The last thing I want to do is make it worse.
     
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  24. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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    looks good, wheel spacers would make it look mo betta ;)
     
  25. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    considering it for next change of tires.
    thanks
     
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  26. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    Only because I have the same exact truck as you and I'm gonna do the same thing:thumbsup:
     
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  27. Nov 15, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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    cool beans. I already surpassed 231,000 miles on it. I was going to sell the truck, but decided to keep it so I can give it to my grandson on his 16th birthday. He is 14 now. He just might get some in high school with the truck, I mean, get a lot more mileage on the truck. Geez !!
     
  28. Nov 15, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    Alex,

    Not 100% sure from the pics BUT you may want to drop by a body shop or detailer in your area. The bottom right “appears” to be a concern. Better to be safe than sorry....
     
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  29. Nov 15, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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    :bowdown:
     
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  30. Nov 16, 2017 at 4:07 AM
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    Ok. Thanks.
     
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