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Piece of Sh*t Bug Shield

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by cleanTRDmachine, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine [OP] watch the meat

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    So, I just got a color matched grille surround and grillcraft grille to throw on. The truck came with the bug shield on the front. I took it off tonight because I don't think it will look good with the grille. When I took it off I noticed the braces that held the shield on and connected to the underside of the hood scratched the paint off of my hood at the brace points!!!!!!:mad:
    I guess I should just get some Silver Streak Mica touch up paint and fix it???:confused:

    such a stupid ass design flaw, why would they put a shield on that will scratch paint off of the truck???
     
  2. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    yep......had one on my 06, and saw what it was doing, so i left it on!! if you want a decent bug guard, get one by wade........as they use 3m tape for it instead of those shitty brackets!!
     
  3. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    probly just some person that wanted to cut corners and piss off a consumer
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    Ranger08

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    I just put on a AVS. Five pins hold it on from the inside of the hood. Doesn't look like anything touches the paint. I heard the Toyota one for $99 was a problem. I will keep you informed. Not sure if I like the look. It takes away from the Scoop!!!!!!!!! Told the wife it was my dream muscle car look. I would love to supercharge it.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine [OP] watch the meat

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    how much was it?
    gotta link?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    Ranger08

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    I got it from Leonard. They had it in stock. $55 plus tax.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    not a bad price! is it a full wrap around low profile or is it just to the edges of the hood and kinda sits up??
     
  8. Jul 30, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Yeah, I am looking for that link too...
     
  9. Aug 2, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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  10. Aug 3, 2008 at 5:52 AM
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    I got the AVS for mine also $ 57 installed so far I like it!! Its great so far..I know my bug juice has been cut down more then half!:eek: TJMO! from what "I" have noticed.

    Dave
     
  11. Sep 23, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I put the plastic strips on before the brackets and it still screwed up the paint. Chipped the c#$p under the brackets. Was going to keep the bug shield to put on my new truck, but had to leave it on to hide the chipped paint.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    bug shield jacked up my paint also... it had the plastic under it..protected 1 of the spots but the plastic on the other 3 brackets came out from under the brace..
     
  13. Sep 23, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    AVS is the way to go. 5 plastic pins and that's it. I know ya'll don't like Chrome but I love mine. SEE
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  14. Sep 23, 2008 at 5:38 PM
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    ERdept

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    SO whats the link to that good product?
     
  15. Sep 23, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    JJ Customs

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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    I have not have any trouble with my factory Toyota shield. I installed my own and does not seem to be harming my paint. :confused:

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  16. Sep 23, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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  17. Sep 23, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    You won't see the damage until you take the brackets off. :( It doesn't damage the whole edge, just under the metal brackets.
     
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