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Warning about removing mud flaps.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by andrew8404, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    andrew8404

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    So I just bought a 2012 double cab about a month ago and love it to death. I really couldn't make up my mind about if I should remove the mud flaps or not. The truck looks way better without them but at the same time I wanted to protect my baby. I ultimately decided to remove the fronts and keep the rears which I was happy with until I took to a trip to Portland from Socal. When I got back from the trip I noticed I had tons of scratches on the rear front fender from hug red rocks that where all over the road on a highway in southern Oregon. I could hear the rocks banging against the truck but I didn't think anything of it. Luckily there was some 3m film there but it didn't protect everything. I'm just kind of bummed now cause the white sticks out like a sore thumb on a magnetic grey truck. I know I'm going to get the truck beat up eventually but I would like it to be a bit later then a month so painful! Anybody have suggestions to getting rid the marks? I was thinking maybe touch up paint? Not the greatest pic but its worse then it looks.

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  2. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    WVTacoma08

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    Great stuff...I have an indigo ink tacoma & the chips show up much worse. This product is easy to apply, covers great & lasts!

    http://www.drcolorchip.com/
     
  3. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    andrew8404

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    Thanks I'll have to check that out!
     
  4. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    the scratches add character
     
  5. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:39 AM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    I'm wondering if a lot of the damage was done to the 3m tape rather than to the actual paint. I bet that if you do a little bit of google research you can find a place that will replace it.

    The reason why I say this is because my friend has it on the front of his lowered car, there and after a trip down south it looked like that. He had it replace and most of the marks left with the tape!

    Good luck.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    x2 i bought this kit and used it over the weekend...it works great!!!
     
  7. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    crazyrzr85

    crazyrzr85 So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    I have the same issue but I have an 09 BSP...I like the idea of the tape, but the small area it covers is ridiculous in my opinion, they could cover a larger area...
     
  8. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    it would be nice if it covered the entire truck :D
     
  9. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    andrew8404

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    Yeah a lot of the marks are on the 3m but it doesn't fully cover that area.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    crazyrzr85

    crazyrzr85 So many b!tches, so little time...now back to TW!!

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    Lets not get carried away here lol...but better coverage where it is currently at would be a plus!!
     
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