De-badging?

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Billy182, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Billy182

    Billy182 Member

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    My 2013, a black x.
    I was considering removing the x-runner and Toyota Tacoma badges from the tailgate for a cleaner blacked out look.
    My fear though, that instead of a cool blacked out x, it might just look like a bastardized base model instead. Just wondering what the constructive thoughts of the membership might be, and if anyone may have done this?
     
  2. madtrucker

    madtrucker Active Member

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    IMG_20160320_124224.jpg I had a dent in my tailgate fixed and painted. They wanted $80 for each badge. I said leave them off. I think it looks sweet. I don't miss them at all. They are big ugly and they chew up my DA pad.[​IMG]
     
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  3. NHXRUNNER

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    Guys de-badge all the time. The only badge I have left on mine is the X-Runner
     
  4. nick_gz1

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    It doesn't leave an etched outline? What's underneath just an adhesive? Heat gun it?
     
  5. Billy182

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    Double sided tape holds them on, a hair dryer works fine, some people use monofilament fishing line to work the softened tape off, Wd40 works, there's probably other (and or better) ways.
    I took everything off and it's looking pretty good; however, I have a brand new set of everything in case I change my mind
     
  6. TitanRattler813

    TitanRattler813 Active Member

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    I just pulled mine off while it was hot outside and used aerosol adhesive remover to get the glue residue off.
     
  7. III

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    i dont see how it'd look base model in any way unless you also dont have the body kit... the first thing i did when i got home after buying my truck was taking em off...
     
  8. revobreaker

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    I removed everything then went with the bsp contrasting x-runner

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