+1 on bug deflector damage. They chip the paint where the clips go on, and you cant take the damn thing off without breaking it. If its a small chip, touch up paint, then have the dealer re-clear coat it.
one tiny hood protector isn't going to prevent rock chips all over your truck, and actually a bug shield wouldn't have helped the OP at all, so he would still have those chips along with the gouge marks from the shield.If the rocks aren't avoidable... I would rather have paint damage to my hood where the bug deflector hooks onto instead of all over the front of my truck...
yea lol, my sister's sentra has pure garbage for paint, after about a year it was all chipped and pitted, even on the trunk lid! top it off with the fact that it's black so it makes it look even worse.Does anyone know if Toyota itself or some aftermarket brand has touch paint that includes both the paint and the clear coat? This is what I'm talking about: http://www.courtesyparts.com/paint/paintpeninstruct.html
If you think Toyota paint is bad, go buy a Nissan.
Definitely works for this application. They have been selling either this material or something like it for many years. I think that I paid around $50 or so for installation of a clear plastic around where my shell was going to contact the cab - 15 years ago.This question is mildly related to this thread. Apologies in advance. But I am investigating putting a clear bra on my truck and I am curious as to the potential for putting it on the backside of the cab in the area that the boot of my (soon-to-have) camper shell contacts the cab. I've had a camper shell on my previous truck and the rubber boot does a number on the paint on the back of the cab. So I am interested in the potential for the clear film material to be put on there too to protect the paint.
What do you all think?