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I finally removed my front mud flaps, now I have a question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hillbillynwv, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    hillbillynwv

    hillbillynwv [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After washing my truck last night I couldn't stand it any longer and removed the 5 foot long front mud flaps. It now looks 100% better. My question is what is everyone using to get the etch marks out of the paint where the flaps were? I'm thinking of getting something like Meguiars Scratch-X and trying that.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    jjw1

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    Weather Tech Floor Liners, Truxedo Bed Cover, OEM Silver Step Bars, Debadged, Colormatched Satoshi, Wet Okoles, OEM Roof Rack, Bed Mat, Locking Gas Cap, and removed Mud Flaps
    they wont go away!!! u have to have em painted if u want them gone
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    jnoley07

    jnoley07 TRIBE 10

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    I had a 07 Impulse Red 4X4 TRD Off Road
    This is what I had done to it: Front/Rear Bilistein 5100's; Fronts set at 0.85 w/ Eibach/Toytec Coilovers". Rear Leaf TSB, 20 % tint on front door windows, 5% tint sunstrip on windshield. Dick Cepek DC1's (polished), 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATM, TRD Exhaust. Illuminated 4x4 switch by rcbs204, BHLM, iPod connection to changer connect at head unit. NWTF Front fitted seat covers, Console gear shift area painted black, Theft deterrent tailgate mod, Front mudflaps removed.
    try goo-gone to get the majority of it, the rest of it is there to stay. You cant see it anyway unless you are looking for it, at least on mine anyway.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    jjw1

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    same here
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    dbarn

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    Wound up keeping mine and trimming them 3". Much more practical and still provide protection. I reserve the right to remove them however.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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