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Paintable Bug and Window deflectors?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thedude, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Apr 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    thedude

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    Anybody know where you can find clear bug and window deflector's so you can paint match them to the truck?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    I would think you could paint any of the brands out there. I would look for one of the thicker varieties though. I have the avs in channel and they are thin and flap some at highway speed.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    You can paint the AVS for sure. Just need to prep them as any other panel before paint, and spray.
     
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    Any of them should work. Very light sanding first. Primer made for plastic. Top coat. Then clear coat if you want.
     
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    In my experience, the ones that I have seen that you can paint are clear (not tinted), and you paint them on the back side. That way you don't get any paint chips from stones.

    I guess you could paint any of them on the front side, but you take the risk of having paint chips.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    x2, this is why you paint the clear ones. Any of them are paintable but if you get a chip in the paint the black plastic will show through.

    I had a hard time finding clear ones in the past. Try JC Whitney or Autoanything. You may have to call them and talk to a salesperson (I think thats what I had to do to get the last set)
     
  7. Apr 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    I've had a hard time finding them. Found a clear bug deflector but the closest wind deflector's I've found are the WeatherTech light smoke. Much lighter than others but still not clear. Expensive as well.
     
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