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Vinyl or Magnetic Hood Sticker to Reduce Glare?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nixinus, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Nixinus

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    I have searched for a minute but came up short and was wondering if TW would like to share your solutions to the glare from the hood, more specifically, the super awesome faux hood scoop? I was thinking of getting a vinyl sticker but then I remembered seeing those large magnets advertisements and thought that would be an idea. It allows you to remove and replace without damage and therefore wont hurt the paint or cause color difference in the exposed/not exposed parts of the hood. What do you think?

    -Evan
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Wrap it with 3M wrap, check YouTube out
    Use Matte black
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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  4. Feb 7, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    the scoop is contoured so the magnet thing will be tuff. I would go with plastidip or even flat black paint. I never noticed a glare with mine, more than off any other hood.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    Wouldn't mind having something like this as well. Anyone know of any place to buy one or maybe a member that makes/sells them precut for the hood?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    My roof and hood are black vinyl wrapped..
     
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    That would work but why doesn't it go all the way down to the end of the hood??
     
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    Trade it for a non sport hood. It'll go quick lol
     
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  13. Feb 7, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    They all seem to be for non-scoop hoods. Might have to contact someone for a one off order or buy a sheet and cut it out myself.
     
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    My plan is to put on a big enough scoop so that the sun can't get inside.

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    Seriously, I think the vinyl would probably be alright instead...:D
     
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    Good stuff, thats close to what I wanted.

    I checked out places that wrap entire cars and they could do the entire hood, or even just the scoop, but its a bit more coin than I think it is worth. Decal is my first option, wrapping it myself is next.

    I know I will still get some glare but last time I drove through a pass in the afternoon I had to pull over it was so bad. Granted I was on Ortega Hwy, a 55 mph, no protection road with a thousand-foot-drop cliff for those that haven't ventured through it.
     
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