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Mud flaps left a scar!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05TRDTACO, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Nov 7, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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    05TRDTACO

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    Okay so I just lift my 05 double cab 3 inches and in preparation to getting new tires I wanted to remove the mud flaps. When I removed the rear mud flap there was a very deep scratch along my fender where the flap had been. My Taco is silver so that black scar sticks out like a sore thumb! Has anyone else had this issue? and also any ideas on how to hide that while still getting rid of the mud flaps? Thanks in advance
    -05TRDTACO
     
  2. Nov 7, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    Justin626

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    Yep, same on mine. I'd get some touch-up paint from the dealer. There is several threads on here that discuss paint touch-up if you haven't done it before.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    Thanks! I'll probably just go get some touch up paint tomorrow so I can get those things off ASAP!!
     
  4. Nov 8, 2008 at 1:06 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    my front left a little mark like this when i took em off but its only like 3" long and pretty minor so i chose to just ignore it......
     
  5. Nov 8, 2008 at 5:38 AM
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    HOLD UP on the paint, if you have a silver taco check out the pic's below.
    If interested in the tape let me know.
    Before.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 8, 2008 at 5:40 AM
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    After.....with 10 min of your time.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Nov 8, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    Wow! That looks really good. Did you say that is just tape? I'd like to try that before i do touch up! -05TRDTACO
     
  8. Nov 8, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    Yeah if you have some to sell I'll take it!
     
  9. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    It is a type of pin strip tape, about an 1" wide so you will need to trim it to the pattern you want. It also has protective film over the top so once you peel the backing off, get the placement you like, then peel of the semi clear film and you are good to go.
    Send me a PM with your address and I will get you 2 pieces out on Monday. No charge! :)
     
  10. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    Great find LongBow. Is that something special or just pinstripe that a body man could get, I have some buddies that paint for a living.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    I got this a number of years ago, if you can remember when Toyota trucks had pin strips (wide) on the hood.
    In any case this stuff is top notch, I am using it and have sent it off for others to try. No bad reports as of yet.
    Just went and looked at the backing of it, it is 3M Scotchcal. That is all that is written
     
  12. Nov 8, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    Thanks I'll look around.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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    u're lucky, i removed 3 of my mudflaps backing up onto a barge... didn't bother to put the front ones back on... any ideas on flexible mudflaps, ones that can take a 12 inch rise in reverse?
     
  14. Nov 8, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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    There are no aftermarket mudflaps for our trucks. Do what I did and take all of them off. I've seen sets of 4 selling on Ebay for $150+. Easy money.
     
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