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Like? yes or no?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jwhelan, Oct 17, 2009.

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Do you like it?

Poll closed Nov 16, 2009.
  1. yes

    50 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. no

    225 vote(s)
    81.8%
  1. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:00 AM
    #1
    jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Never cared for permanent mounted hood protectors..what do yall think of this?

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  2. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Stillfly199

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    I'm not a huge fan, but I have a lot of chips in that area, so I kinda wish I had one, looks good.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    gjbonner

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    Yeah i'm not a fan either...a guy has to just stick with a normal bug guard and not a bra type thing. another option is to Rhino Line it and get the protective coat so it will stay nice and glossy for ya!
     
  4. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    mike s

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    It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't have the air deflectors on it.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i pass but it is functional
     
  6. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    DTacoms

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    I am not a fan. Maybe try clear bra.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    testedone

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    Now that's an idea, kind fo like the clear coat stuff at the bottom edge of the doors and body..
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:42 AM
    #8
    Cars0n`

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    dont like it. could possible fade the paint over time. also my friend had one on his old dakota when he bought it and myself and him took it off after a while, from the leather moving around over the years it ate right through the clear, paint, and into the metal of the hood :eek:. he was pissed. also scuffed his hood emblem up bad but us taco owners dont have that worry.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    jwhelan

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    Yeah agreed, I don't leave it on for extended periods of time, but it is nice for long road trips. Easy to remove..
     
  10. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    Tsenekos

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    don't like it (looks '80's) and the paint will probably look worse under it when you take it off
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    09tacoLI

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    I voted yes. I dont think its awesome but I like it better than the plastic ones.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    jnolan88

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    i voted yes for your truck, but i would not put one on mine. whatever you like is what really counts.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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  14. Oct 17, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    JKD

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    It might fog the clearcoat if it sits wet for any length of time. At least, that happens on some other vehicles with bra protectors.
     
  15. Oct 17, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Incognito

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    I like it for it's functionality, but not for it's looks... Therefore I voted yes. :)
     
  16. Oct 17, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    Taco Ron

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    I ran a bra on a car before (road trips only). The important thing is to keep both the surface of the car and the back of the bra clean and dry. Don't leave it on where dust and water can get between the two. As it moves, this is what will scuff your clear and make it look discolored. It does a great job of protecting your paint if its used right.

    My next new car will get the clear bra though. If your paint in that area is chip free, i suggest you get it too.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    06RedComa

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    If you like it, you like it but the paint will probably get damaged even more with it on opposed to having nothing there
     
  18. Oct 17, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    its up to you!
     
  19. Oct 17, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    if your just using it for road trips you should be fine as long as its kept clean and dry as stated before..but for long time use, nah..Sometime along the line im going to have my hood repainted and then clear bra'd
     
  20. Oct 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    jwhelan

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    I actually bought this thing about 4 years ago, I was traveling in my job and used it while accumulating 100,000+ highway miles. Dug it out the other day, gonna ditch it.
     
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