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New truck paint protection

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TractorMode, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    TractorMode

    TractorMode [OP] New Member

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    Hello,

    I splurged on a new truck the other day. I am now trying to decide the best way to protect the paint.

    Hood bug deflector vs hood chip guard plastic cover?
    My old truck has a bug deflector that did a good job of preserving the hood. I was thinking of going with the chip guard this time. The cost is not much different. Any thoughts?

    The dealer offers "ResistAll" paint sealer. I guess this stuff is a never wax protective cover. Any experience with it? Worth the money?

    I will also get it under coated from the dealer. I love my old truck, but things keep rusting on me. Salt sucks!

    Thanks for you input,
    Rob.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    charles08tacoma

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    Save your money & don't pay the dealer for the paint protection. IHMO it's a waste of money. Just wash, clay bar & wax regularly. I've heard the never wax paint treatment is the automotive equivalent of snake oil. I've also never paidfor dealer to undercoat. But then again I don't live in a snowy area where the roads are salted.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Maticuno

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  4. Aug 24, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    pudge151

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    i wouldnt get a bug deflector, they can actually hurt the paint, the lifetime wax thing seems like a joke, i do however recommend paint protection films like Lamin-x or 3M
     
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