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What is the best way to cut the Mud flaps?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by moulin6801, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    moulin6801

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    Hey guys, I am sick and tired of hearing my front mud flaps scraping everday when I drop my kids off school (road bumper)
    What is the best way to cut them?? that will look nice and clean, offcourse. :D
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    I'm sure a sharp set of scissors or a good razor blade will do. The razor works well on the fenders and it's the same material so it should work well on the flaps. I've even heard of people heating the blade so it goes through like butter.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I used a cutting wheel on a dremal, then filed and sanded the edge.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    schleygo

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  5. Dec 9, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    S.B.

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    Take them off?
     
  6. Dec 9, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    OZ-T

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    x2 on the tin snips .
     
  7. Dec 9, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    JR616

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    Tin snips with a hair dryer = butter I also used a dremel to smooth everything out. After 2 days I said eff it and just took em off though lol
     
  8. Dec 9, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    The best way I found was to completely remove them and put them in the trash.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    Replace them with flaps off an '05, there shorter. Also it keeps the little lip on the bottom that they are molded with so they stay stronger.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    and this is why im skeered to cut mine. they sure look like a nba player in a kentuky derby locker room
     
  11. Dec 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    pudge151

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    another vote for tin snips
     
  12. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I tin snipped mine also.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    Tin snips. I made a template out of cardboard when I chopped the first one, then flipped the template and used it to cut the other. That way they both had the same contour, and same length.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    Used the tin snip method on mine.

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  15. Dec 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    i took them off marked them, then used an air saw to cut them, then a sander to round off the corners and finally a razor blade to make the edges nice.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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