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Worried About Damage Without Mudflaps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Are any of you guys worried about getting scratches or chips from rocks and road debri? Cause I like the look of no mud flaps but I hate getting scratches and chips in the paint.

    Cause I just hate this, how do you guys feel about no mudflaps?

     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Haven't noticed any really, but then again my truck has been washed once in 9 months...
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Do what I did and put some of that 3m clear protector back there, it is real easy and you don't have to worry about chips.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    thats not good, u should wax that poor thing.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    luk8272

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    I certainly need to get that 3m protector. I have tons of chips and scratches.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    that sounds like a great idea! where can i get it?
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I have had mine off for atleast a year now and ive had no problems once awhile the front will chuck a rock up but its still in the undercarriage and nothing big other then that
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    I bought some sheets directly from 3m and just cut them to fit. I did a write up on it...I am on my itouch or I would look it up for you. Search for threads started by me it wil pop up... Hope this helps it has worked great for me.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Exactly why mine will stay on...
     
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    that poor truck needs a bath dude:eek:
     
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    3 of those 9 months I was on and off living in my truck and had nowhere to wash it.

    I'll get around to cleaning it at one point or another.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    ohhh, if you dont mind me asking, why were you living in your truck?
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    i don't have any damage...but my wheels are like mostly in my fenderwell lol
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    Very little damage. I don't go offroad much at all, though.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    My Taco has never been waxed or anything, just been washed off a couple times, maybe once a month... oh and I run no mudflaps and my paint is fine?
     
  16. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    mine has a lot of rock chips and scratches from having no mud flaps. Since my mud flaps broke off I just went to Canadian Tire or Walmart and bought cheap replacement ones.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    Jay your truck's not invincible...close to it but its not totally invincible, wax that poor thing, take care of it. If you go on dirt, dont punch it and spray up rocks and shit cause thats how it starts, just and fyi :tumbsup:
     
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    nothing (damage) with these bad boys!

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    another alternative to 3m is to go to any motorcycle shop. they usually sell sheets of clear so you can cut out tank protectors. the sheet i got was 24"x24" for $15-$20 i think. its pretty thick and super tough and usually solvent resistant.
     
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    Yea especially when you drive a Mall Crawler:D
     
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