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Paint difference debadging 5 year old Tundra?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bigdog, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:16 AM
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    Bigdog

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    I want to debadge but my BigRed is a 14 I'm worried it will show the paint difference!any recommendations?
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:19 AM
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    OR18TRD

    OR18TRD Pândâ Crëw

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    You won’t know until you do it. I say do it.
    :itllbuffout:
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:27 AM
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    Mnorris1206

    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    My truck is an 08 just debadged it this last summer .The only thing I can tell you is the remainder of the residue may be harder to get clean make sure to have a good eraser wheel handy. I also had to buff the areas a little but my truck is much older .I say do it.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Sas

    Sas Humor is everywhere

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    Lost track after #1.
    Well, if there is a difference at least you'll have an outline where they go if you want to stick them back on.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:51 AM
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    JoshuaA

    JoshuaA Modding will be the death of me

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    After you clay, polish, and wax the entire truck, it'll blend but you'll have to keep it up because it's had 4y+ of UV exposure on the exposed clearcoat/paint. You can do polish/wax touchups just on the where the badges were in-between full jobs if you start to see badge shadows.

    At worse, put on black badges.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:24 AM
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    Crunch527

    Crunch527 Brute Force and Ignorance

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    Use Goo Gone to get the glue off the paint...you shouldn't need any buffing wheels or any erasers...the paint and clear are real thin as it is.
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    Did this work for you ? I couldn't get that stuff off for nothing .Their was alot on it because I was told to keep the fishing line close to the badge
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:37 AM
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    I used WD40. It cleans up the goo and won't mess with the paint.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:13 PM
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    Boudin

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    I debadged my 2011 MGM recently and there's a difference in paint color. Not really noticeable unless up close though...
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    Thanks for the feed back once weather gets warmer like out of teens I'll get it done
     
  11. Jan 18, 2019 at 3:45 AM
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    phogallen

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    I’m curious on how to remove my badge then reapply after ditching the chrome?
     
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  12. Jan 18, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    If you are getting a new badge set they will have new tape already on them if your reinstalling I used 3m tape. Its what most brand use on the trim. But you will have to mark where they go I suggest like painters tape all the way around the badge even before you start to remove it.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    Make a template and or take measurements before you remove.
     
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  14. Jan 18, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    I'm good with my emblem badges, they're blacked out already... But, I'd love to remove the bedside stickers. The red X in the XSP decal is a little Z71ish for me. How do I remove those without messing up the paint? My truck is a year old, so hopefully it won't show a difference.
     

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