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Front end covers? Photos?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Big Red 4Runner, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Jun 4, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    Big Red 4Runner

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    Does anyone have a leather or vinyl front end cover on their 4th gen? (I think the term used to be a "bra" but I'm not sure that's politically correct these days!)

    If so, any photos? My recently acquired 2008 has some scratches and scrapes on all 4 corners of the bumpers; the previous owner seemed to have never met a post, garage edge or other vehicle bumper he didn't like!

    I am confident that between some touch-up paint, clay bar, and buffer, I can get the rear bumper corners whipped into shape. The damage to the front bumper would likely need some body shop work, probably a new bumper.

    My original plan was to put a bug deflector on the hood but now I'm thinking of putting a front end cover on as a (much) cheaper alternative. HOWEVER, you just don't see them on vehicles very often these days and it seems like they're just not very fashionable these days?

    Thoughts?:help:

    Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. Jun 4, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    jester243

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    it seems most are going with the clear covers, I'm not sure I've seen a cover like you're talking about on a 4runner yet, curious to see what you find.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    RonT4R

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    Go to your local auto body paint supply place and ask them if they recommend someone that does painting on the side. I had two Tacoma camper tops painted by the same guy for $200 each. Worth it IMO.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    Big Red 4Runner

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    THAT is a good idea. I would never have thought of that. I do have a possible lead, via a contact from my dad, on a good and very reasonably-priced body shop - but if that doesn't pan out, I'm going to try this suggestion! Thanks.
     

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