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Old 07-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Piece of Sh*t Bug Shield

So, I just got a color matched grille surround and grillcraft grille to throw on. The truck came with the bug shield on the front. I took it off tonight because I don't think it will look good with the grille. When I took it off I noticed the braces that held the shield on and connected to the underside of the hood scratched the paint off of my hood at the brace points!!!!!!
I guess I should just get some Silver Streak Mica touch up paint and fix it???

such a stupid ass design flaw, why would they put a shield on that will scratch paint off of the truck???
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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So, I just got a color matched grille surround and grillcraft grille to throw on. The truck came with the bug shield on the front. I took it off tonight because I don't think it will look good with the grille. When I took it off I noticed the braces that held the shield on and connected to the underside of the hood scratched the paint off of my hood at the brace points!!!!!!
I guess I should just get some Silver Streak Mica touch up paint and fix it???

such a stupid ass design flaw, why would they put a shield on that will scratch paint off of the truck???
yep......had one on my 06, and saw what it was doing, so i left it on!! if you want a decent bug guard, get one by wade........as they use 3m tape for it instead of those shitty brackets!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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probly just some person that wanted to cut corners and piss off a consumer
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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I just put on a AVS. Five pins hold it on from the inside of the hood. Doesn't look like anything touches the paint. I heard the Toyota one for $99 was a problem. I will keep you informed. Not sure if I like the look. It takes away from the Scoop!!!!!!!!! Told the wife it was my dream muscle car look. I would love to supercharge it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:00 PM   #6
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I got it from Leonard. They had it in stock. $55 plus tax.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:18 PM   #7
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I got it from Leonard. They had it in stock. $55 plus tax.
not a bad price! is it a full wrap around low profile or is it just to the edges of the hood and kinda sits up??
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Yeah, I am looking for that link too...
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:32 PM   #9
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Yeah, I am looking for that link too...
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:52 AM   #10
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I got the AVS for mine also $ 57 installed so far I like it!! Its great so far..I know my bug juice has been cut down more then half! TJMO! from what "I" have noticed.

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that sux!! sorry to hear that dude. my bug shield came with some plastic strips that you put between the brackets and the hood so as to not damage the paint. i'm gonna take it of though since I don't think it's keeping any bugs or little rocks off my windshield. hope my paint aint messed up.
I put the plastic strips on before the brackets and it still screwed up the paint. Chipped the c#$p under the brackets. Was going to keep the bug shield to put on my new truck, but had to leave it on to hide the chipped paint.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #12
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bug shield jacked up my paint also... it had the plastic under it..protected 1 of the spots but the plastic on the other 3 brackets came out from under the brace..
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I just put on a AVS. Five pins hold it on from the inside of the hood. Doesn't look like anything touches the paint. I heard the Toyota one for $99 was a problem. I will keep you informed. Not sure if I like the look. It takes away from the Scoop!!!!!!!!! Told the wife it was my dream muscle car look. I would love to supercharge it.
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I got the AVS for mine also $ 57 installed so far I like it!! Its great so far..I know my bug juice has been cut down more then half! TJMO! from what "I" have noticed.

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AVS is the way to go. 5 plastic pins and that's it. I know ya'll don't like Chrome but I love mine. SEE

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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SO whats the link to that good product?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:50 PM   #15
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I have not have any trouble with my factory Toyota shield. I installed my own and does not seem to be harming my paint.
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SO whats the link to that good product?
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...oyota%20Tacoma
There's the link for the CHROME Bugshield.
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I have not have any trouble with my factory Toyota shield. I installed my own and does not seem to be harming my paint.
You won't see the damage until you take the brackets off. It doesn't damage the whole edge, just under the metal brackets.
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