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Piece of Sh*t Bug Shield

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

  1. 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. tacomaman06

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

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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. 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. 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. cleanTRDmachine

    cleanTRDmachine [OP] watch the meat

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    how much was it?
    gotta link?
     
  6. Ranger08

    Ranger08 Well-Known Member

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    I got it from Leonard. They had it in stock. $55 plus tax.
     
  7. tacomaman06

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

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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. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Yeah, I am looking for that link too...
     
  9. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Mee too. Thanks if you can help.
     
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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. ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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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. 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. 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. ERdept

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    SO whats the link to that good product?
     
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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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    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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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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