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Hood Deflector Concern

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Waverly, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Jul 26, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Waverly

    Waverly [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had the dealer to install a (Toyota) brand hood deflector that has the metal clips. I am concerned about down the road...the clips may wear through the protective tape and get into the paint.
    Do any of you guys know of a better tape (type) product out there that would add better or be of greater protection to the paint?
    I like the way this deflector looks on my truck...

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Most of the deflectors wear on the paint from what I've seen. Mine did (wasn't dealer though, was AVS). Mine also threw bugs INTO my windshield instead of deflecting them. Same with pebbles...
     
  3. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    Rocketball

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    I took mine off after about a year of use. It really didin't make any difference in the amount of bugs hitting the windshield and it made the truck look like poopy. :cool:
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    None yet! It's new!
    Had the Toyota one on my '96 for 14 years. If it's the same as that one, no problem. There were stick-on rubber bumpers that kept it away from the paint. I had to replace the rubber bumpers once, but other than that, no problem.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    you should probably remove it. I've had mine since my truck was brand new... and thats the mod that i regret the most. not only did it eat away the paint but under the metal clips it started to rust and bang against the top of my grill. . . not worth it. I have to leave mine on for now until i have enough to repaint the two rust spots.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    RainDodger....sounds like I had the exact deflector you had on yours is the same I had on my 99...I had no problem with it.
    This one I have for the 2nd gen taco and has the metal clips....looks like I better take it off......
    Thanks guys for all the info..
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    hey your from WV too! what part?
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    your welcome, trying to save you the heartache of finding rust on your hood. :( but there was a thread about the worst mod poll if i can find it i'll link it.

    Bug deflector i think took first place lol
     
  9. Jul 27, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    JEA86......Parkersburg area
     
  10. Jul 27, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    My '05 had one of those deflecters on it when I bought it. A bird hit it and broke part of it off so I removed it only to discover the paint was worn right off under the metal clips. Never getting anything like that mounted on anything ever again, it sucks.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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  12. Jul 27, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    I like the way the deflector looks...if just they had a better tape or something of sorts under the clips for better protection. I went to take the clips out from under the hood this morning and the freakin screws would not thread out. Stripped in the the plastic anchors.... I will leave it alone for now....suppose I could just pull them out....but don't want to make matters worse the way it happens to me..lol

    JEA86.....inlaws used to live in Mullens awhile back. Beautiful country....
     
  13. Jul 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    I used to have the smoked OEM deflector but replaced it with a clear AVS deflector and I am very pleased that I did. The AVS one screws from the inside under the hood so nothing on the outside or on top of the hood. Here is a pic but the deflector is kinda hard to see since its clear!!:cool:
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  14. Jul 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Yeah....I can barely see it.....NICE set up for sure..beautiful truck
     
  15. Jul 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Yeah its more noticeable in person but not by much. Thanks!!
     
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