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Quick question about debadging

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by ChadGrissom, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Apr 8, 2017 at 2:58 PM
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    ChadGrissom

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    I'm wanting to debadge my truck and repaint the badges black, its a 2012 so I'm sure there will be a difference in the finish that's under the badges which is a driving force behind wanting to put them back on, I did a test run on my grill logo after I removed the factory chrome insert today and I'm happy with the results after a bit of sanding, two coats flat black, and two coats clear coat, how do I go about getting the badges back on? I'm assuming the factory adhesive will be no good so what are my adhesive options?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    My 13 didn't have a difference in finish when I took them off......you might be okay. If you just want to black them out, leave them on the truck and spray them with plasti dip. If you are determined to r & r, then some good 3m double side tape is your friend. Mark where they belong really well before you remove them, you don't want to put them back in the wrong spot.:)
     
  3. Apr 8, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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    Go to the auto part store and get 3M double sided tape. Clean the back of the emblem and the area it mount to very well so it had a good sticking surface. They have different widths so find a width that matches. I would also make a mental note of where the factor tape was and try to mimic it simply bc they put it there so might as well to try to make sure you get the same quality connection.
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    I didn't consider leaving them on and using plasti dip, thanks man
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    I PlastiDipped mine about a year ago with 8 coats of dip. Have all held up very well so far. If you are going to remove yours to paint, I would mark the locations on the truck with painter's tape first to make sure you put them back in the same spots.
     
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  8. Apr 11, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    Just finished my 08 with no issues in paint color difference. 50lb fishing line. Goo gone.... Wax :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Apr 11, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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    Leave em on...plastidip em... i did 5 coats..use kabob sticks to remove inside letters and around em
     
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  10. Apr 22, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    I took off all badges but my Texas edition stars by my rear doors. I then taped around then with newspaper very well. I then sprayed them with plasti dip and put a few coats and then the clear. Let it sit then used a toothpick to pull (easy) looks great and has held up for 3 years.
     
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  11. Apr 22, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    @TheBeast debadged his recently and his Tundra is black as well. Maybe he can answer some of your questions.
     
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  12. Apr 22, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    2012 debadged in 2016

     
  13. Sep 23, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    So are you guys spraying the badges right on the vehicle, just masking the crap around it. I've looked at covers but they are not cheap. I've looked at new emblems, but they are even more expensive. One of the kids likes dark emblems, so we may be going that route.

    How are you covering the painted portions in between the letters? Or do you paint on those portions and then pic it with the kabob?

    Now just have to tell my wife I'm actually on a Tundra forum and looking at moding our brand new truck. :facepalm:Personally, I would prefer to de-badge it, but not sure how well that would go over with her either.
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    Go for the debadge.........it looks clean. :cool:
    If she wont go for it, then yes, leave them on the truck. tape off around them , and apply several coats of PD. Then go back and pick out the spots you don't want dipped like ARamirez said in post #9.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    I was too lazy to take proper pics of everything, bit this gives me a sense of a before and after....it does look clean without any badges

    IMG_20190923_185412.jpg IMG_20190923_185412.jpg
     
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    You forgot the one on the C-pillar!! Looks good. I love that color.
     
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    Some people like the clean look, some people like the blacked out look, it's your truck it's up to you, either way it looks good
     
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    Agreed. So here's the scoop, our youngest 12 is a Forza racing game and car guy. This is something I never thought I'd be interested in, but the truck has changed that. My wife thinks I'm crazy with looking at upgraded and mods but it allows me and the little guy to bond and talk about stuff, look stuff up and make decisions on truck things....he loves the truck

    I'm a simple guy, so this is more my style than all chromed and I'm too cheap to color match everything.

    Can't argue with the clean look and I'm comfortable and confident doing that, than plastidip the logos and scrap off extra or removing them and realigning them to the same factory spots. Plus this gives us some ammo to present to her with regards to missing out truck with 700km on it :thumbsup:

    IMG_20190923_190025.jpg IMG_20190923_190035.jpg IMG_20190923_190048.jpg
     
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    Plasti dip is the easier route, but 3M is the way to go if you’re pulling them off. Your truck- do what makes YOU happy, not the masses. ;)
     
  20. Sep 23, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    Oh I know, just looking for thoughts and suggestions. And to be honest, debadging and plastidip weren't even in my vocabulary a week ago. See what you guys have done to me!

    As far my de-badging mission goes, I got the go ahead to start with the SR5 badges. :yes:.

    We watched a couple videos, I showed her some pics and I think I'm winning her over.
     
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    I use 3m tape for mine
     
  22. Sep 25, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    My 13 SR5 Crewmax is Barcelona red and I went with the matte black look on the emblems.I replaced the chrome emblems on the sides with matte black emblems and de badged the tailgate.Painted my Toyota emblem in the grill Barcelona red.IMG_20190502_195040800.jpg IMG_20190401_171911936.jpg IMG_20190401_171728454_PORTRAIT.jpg
     
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    plasti dipped my front grill badge matches perfect with rest of the factory black.IMG-4704.jpg
     
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    Personally, I like the blacked out look, but I also debadged the Toyota and dealer badges from the back. I took fishing line on a hot Florida summer day and peeled them off. Then used WD-40 to remove adhesive and clay bar to remove the ghosting from the letters. Can't tell that there were badges there at all.
     
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    Krylon Fusion is what I’m using on my front grill & emblem. Stuff is amazing!
     

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