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Hood Shields / Bug Deflectors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Drewster, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Dec 2, 2008 at 12:56 AM
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    Drewster

    Drewster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, due to my little or Big paint chip episode I'm having. I am looking at getting a Hood Protector or whatever they are called for my truck to protect my hood and save my self from more of this Cringing over my paint chip. What would be the best one for my tacoma that will protect it the best and look the best?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:02 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    I'm looking at getting a bugflector2.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2008 at 4:13 AM
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    SHunter080703

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    I have the AVS Bug Deflector II on mine. I have had it for a couple of months now. Check out my gallery to see a pic of it.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 at 4:48 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    AutoVentShade! Mine is in Chrome but it comes in smoke also. Five little plastic screws hold it on and it doesn't touch the paint. 5 minute install
    .[​IMG]
     
  5. Dec 2, 2008 at 6:25 AM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    This is the one i bought. 5 plastic screws fit into the factory holes. Looks to be as good a bet as there is and with what appears to be minimal (if any) potential for rubbing paint off.

    Lots of dump trucks and gravel pits in my area so a 'bug'shield is great protection for the front of the truck and also helps with the windshield.

    Bought mine for 54.99 and am getting $10 of it back with a mail in rebate.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    Brunes

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    Installed the EGR Aero series hood protector a month or so back. There are pics in my gallery...
    Nice and low profile-Clean with no badges or anything...Easy to install (NO taping-BIG plus for me) Easy to remove to clean and fits with your color pretty well (I think)

    (Like 50 bucks...AutoAnything btw)
     
  7. Dec 2, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    alexamado

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    I also got this one and its looks great. Its low profile and easy to install. I was thinking about getting the chrome deflector but i already have the chrome westin bull bar and chrome KC slimlites. I figured i would be over doing the chrome thing.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2008 at 11:55 PM
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    Drewster

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    What's the best place to buy a AVS BugDeflector for a good price around $50. I found 44.59 at BassProShops, but I haven't actually seen a photo of it on a tacoma, it's always on another vehicle, so I don't know if it's the right product
     
  9. Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM
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    brianr

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    do a photo search from the TW Gallery.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2008 at 12:05 AM
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    Sorry, i meant on the store Websites, they don't have pics of what it looks like so i Know I'm buying the right one.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2008 at 12:13 AM
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    oh, lol, my bad Andrew.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2008 at 4:43 AM
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    longbow

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    Maybe I am off base here, but what about that 3M film/tape you can put on, I wonder if it would some what hide a small chip when installed.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    stro1965

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    Bugflector II for me as well. $45.00 at Autozone.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2008 at 6:08 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    I have this one also, probly screwed my hood up but i dont care like the way it looks.
     
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