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Can blackout emblems/overlays scratch paint?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Bradyboyy88, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. Aug 3, 2022 at 5:35 PM
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    Bradyboyy88

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    Jim LE 1301

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    Plasti Dip them.

    Screenshot_20220803-210336_Chrome.jpg
     
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    Agree. I plastidip’d mine and they look great.
     
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    Just did. Came off way to easy lol. Seller refunded to so probably gonna try plastidipping.
     
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    Surprise plastisol cost 19 bucks a can. Thought it use to be around 6 ha.
     
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    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    Nothing is a normal price anymore. :(

    Everything went up except our paychecks.
     
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    FACT.
     
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    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    :thumbsup:
     
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    ^^^This. Mine have been Plastidipped for 6 years with 3 coats of Plastidip and look brand new.
     
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    It was.
     
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    Leave them off.

    Easier to clean, polish and the 3m tape holding the emblems in place is a rust spot waiting to happen.

    This is what holds the iForce badge on. That can't be good for the paint.

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    How did you get the tape off? Goo off auto work? Got residue from a dealer sticker off pretty well.
     
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    Low and slow with a hair dryer (constantly moving), thumb rub to get bulky majority off, then Auto GooGone, auto soap/water, followed by a quick polish.
     
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    THere are these auto eraser tools that attach to a drill. We’re you nervous about trying that?
     
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    Yup. Plus it was an added expense and something I'd never use again.
     
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    How are you guys getting the plastidip from around the letters off?
     
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    A citrus based cleaner and a nylon scrub brush will disintegrate it pretty quickly.

    The best thing I found was a food safe commercial stainless steel cleaner and polish.
     
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    I haven't done it, but all the videos show it just naturally peeling at that point.

    https://youtu.be/vGBOteFrPfo
     
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    He makes it look easy lol
    I'm having a hell of a time pealing off around the letters.
     
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    Make sure you have a several coats. The thicker the plastidip the easier it is to peel IMO. But make many many light costs.
     
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    Also noticed it's easier to get off when it's not in direct sun.

    How about getting it off from inside the letters? Like the O's and the A? Essentially stab it with a toothpick then peel?
     
  23. Aug 8, 2022 at 5:17 AM
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    Yes, take a toothpick and flick at the plastidip. Once it starts to peel, you can start to twist the toothpick and it will pile the plastidip from the paint.

    It tears really easily from the raised lettering and gives you a clean look.
     
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    Just my opinion. I debaged my 21 Pro. I don’t like the emblems and I tell anyone if they ask be sure you want them on because sometimes it worse removing them. Much easier detailing your truck.
     

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