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Is it to late to debadge?

I bought my truck in Feb 2008. I think I want to debadge it but, I'm concerned there will be dark spots of where the letters used to be if I do. Is there any way I can check before I commit to it?



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Take off the smallest badge you have first, like an SR5 or Flex Fuel badge. Once you have it off if it looks like there are color differences then hit the area with a DA polisher and some good polishes to see if it goes away or not.


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^^^What he said. I have an 08 super white which I think is probably one of the worst colors to show discoloration. The DA polisher cut right through it with no problems. If u don't have a DA or and polishing products, do yourself a favor and check out "Ask the guru-detailing questions" thread, a lot of knowledgable guys there.

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If you do decide to debadge completely, do yourself a favor and get an eraser wheel to remove all of the sticky crap, they are a life saver. Most use the 3M wheel but I used this cheap one and it worked great.

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Just a note, the SR5 badges by far show the most ghost effect. My truck is a 2012 and in January 2013 I took them off and could see the halo. I'd try something on the tailgate first.


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If you do decide to debadge completely, do yourself a favor and get an eraser wheel to remove all of the sticky crap, they are a life saver. Most use the 3M wheel but I used this cheap one and it worked great.

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Absolutely on the eraser wheel. What a huge difference this made, well worth the money!

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If any residue is left just hit it with some steel wool like a previous member did. You'll be amazed at how quickly it removes the glue and the paint.


j/k...don't do this. That member ended up having to repair the damage from the steel wool, lol

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