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Best Hood protector for 09 Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by danny78, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    danny78

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    Hi guys i want to buy a hood protector for my Tacoma, was wondering what company makes the best one that wont scratch the paint with install..Ive had bad experience with the Nissan hood protectors..any advice would be great thanks.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Reznor88

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    From everything I've heard stay away from the stock one the dealer will over. It has metal mounting brackets that will dig into your paint and scratch it to hell.

    I have the EGR Aerowrap on my '06 and have no problems with it. I don't know how many bugs it actually deflects but it saves my hood from rock chips.

    A couple pics of it:

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  3. Sep 7, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    danny78

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    AWESOME! looks good..do you have any links on where to buy..Thanks
     
  4. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    I like my AVS Bugflector II.Cost about $60.

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  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    tacomiker

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    I got one from my detailer made by stampede easy on with push in tabs and screws.No metal.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    I have the stock one but I put little pieces of 3M where the screws go and hope it helps with the scratchin issues with this deflector
     
  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    Bearskill

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    As everyone else says........ STAY AWAY from the TRD ones! I caught mine before it ate into my hood, but could tell it was on it's way. I just orderd the weathertech one. Hopefully it's better.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Rocketball

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    The Lund Avenger is nice.

    I had it on my 08 DC but took it off after 1 year because I wanted a different look. It mounts directly under the hood in the stock mounting holes and is low profile.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    apw100

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    Yeah, I just took of my TRD one... it messed up my paint. I spent all day trying to touch it up and it still looks bad.
     
  11. May 9, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Muskwa

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    what about the Aeroskin from Lund? Looks good on the internet.
     
  12. May 9, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    3M protectant film is honestly the best, but you'll have to apply it to a clean, non-chipped hood.

    I've got an AVS on my truck, and I'm happy with it, but when I re-paint my front end, I'm going 3M for sure. It's worth every penny.
     
  13. May 18, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    MSU Spartan

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    Agree, the 3M protectant film is the best way to go. Put it on my new truck a couple of weeks ago. Had the Weathertech on my 4Runner and it messed up the grill. Won't have another one of those. The 3M product is great and I'm amazed at how easy the bugs wash off!
     
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