Just purchased new 2019 TRD Pro Tacoma, but...

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by setof8s, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. setof8s

    setof8s New Member

    Hi, I'm brand new here and just purchased a new 2019 TRD Pro Tacoma in Voodoo Blue. I love everything about the truck except the bed and hood decals. I've seen several videos indicating it is possible to remove the decals but after my first attempt I'm not convinced. If anyone has any fool proof methods I would appreciate it!

    So far I've tried gently heating the decal with a standard automotive heat gun. It is still very difficult to get the initial peal started and I don't want to damage the clear coat with my fingernail.

    thanks for your help! IMG_5358.JPG IMG_5636.JPG IMG_8050.JPG
     
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  3. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats and welcome to the forum! I debadged my '17 with a hair dryer and patience! When pulling the decals get one edge started and don't pull towards the decal.....pull away from it at a 30°-45° angle and it will come right off!
     
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  4. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Super nice truck (even with the decals)! Welcome to the family.
     
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  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I carefully used a heat gun and a plastic razor blade to get the first corner up, after that it was just like @B-Man said...

    Food for thought... without the hood decals you'll probably get some crazy skewp glares... there's so many angles that it seems to be able to catch a glare from anywhere... lol
     
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum :)

    They put all the decals on that one. :confused:
     
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  7. fst8nuff

    fst8nuff Member

    I used a hair dryer on my bed decals came off pretty easy but it left residue which I used goo gone came off fairly easy.
     
  8. jrtacoma

    jrtacoma New Member

    Dont know if late, I removed my side stickers simply by using fingernails. Then pull slowly. Get some wax and alcohol and rub off the left over glue. No need to worry about anithing after that. Do not use any solvents or metal of any kind, otherwise you will ruin the clear coat and that would be very expensive.
     
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  9. It’s rj

    It’s rj Active Member

    Hey, I have just the one decal on the hood- anyone know what’s safe for waxes since it’s a matte finish?
     
  10. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    All the bros on tacomaworld just got triggered, they tend to deny glare as quick as your recruiter forgets your name.
     
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