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Thoughts on this WeatherTech hood protector? ...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by speedmaster, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. Oct 28, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    I would opt for the traditional bug deflector that screws in, in existing mounting points underneath the hood. I’d be worried the tape would damage the paint and/or be difficult to remove.
     
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    I live near them and tried the stickon one to see how it looked, no tape just set it down in the lot. The edges did not line up with the hood so went back in and bought the one that sticks up. screws in, been on 3 4runners now and through 100s of car washes.. does not contact paint at all and I didnt even use the bump stops. The oem uses metal clips that would wear right through the paint in no time
    Pics on all 3 runners--
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    Hey ForRun, Just curious with the bug shield on how do you wax your hood underneath? Or do you remove it to be able to buff that area. Thanks.
     
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    It comes off very easy with 6 screws for wax. Normal cleaning just gets flushed. It is open at the base so no water gets trapped
     
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    This a the one I put on mine. It is an AVS. 25053 Bugflector II. Got it on Ebay. No drilling required Uses holes that are already in the hood.

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    I was looking at clear bra, but I understand that Clear Bra is very expensive and deflector is more economical solution. not sure which way I will go to yet...
     
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    I had clear material added to my car. It was nice, but over time it gets scuffed up. After many years it will spider and need to be removed. I went with the AVS deflector on my 2020 4R and really like it. Can be easily removed at anytime for sealing and waxing. The AVS includes some small rubber stick on stops. However the clearance is fine and I left them off. No issue what so ever.
     
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    Is this the weather tech or the AVS?
     
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