Hope this is the correct forum for this question. I have a Tundra TRD LTD, 30,000 miles, purchased in Sept. 2000. I really liked the TRD badge at first but now I'd like the cleaner look of a de-badged vehicle. However, I'm concerned that too much time has passed and it would leave a deeper colored rectangle that would be too noticeable despite the surrounding paint being in excellent condition. I guess the only way to know is to try it, but I'd either be stuck with the results or purchasing another set of TRD decals (90$?) to replace them.
In your experience, what is the latest anyone has waited to de-badge and still had acceptable results with regard to this problem? Of course it might depend on location/exposure, etc. Lastly would a dealer do this, and would they accept responsibility if the paint underneath the decal comes off in the process?
Thanks for any info,