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Stone guard removal #5334874 01/28/20 06:09 PM
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My 2013 Tacoma had these vinyl stone guards in front of the rest wheels that had crud built up and had discolored.

I got some Turtle Wax label and sticker removal and took them off. Made a world of difference in the look.

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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5334892 01/28/20 06:38 PM
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Looks nice. White doesn't hide the edges at all.


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White doesn't hide the rock chips at all.

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Now there will be rock chips.


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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5334984 01/28/20 09:03 PM
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The steps should protect those areas. The rock guard install assumes no steps are installed. I don't see any chips around the rock guards.


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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5334990 01/28/20 09:11 PM
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Both sides were free of any rock chips; hard to tell undiscovered even there.


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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5334997 01/28/20 09:21 PM
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Are you going to put new film on? Or just take the risk and run them bare?

I'm 50/50 on the protective film. I've seen it work really well, and I've seen it look terrible when it gets scratched/faded/dirt in the edges (like yours). That being said, your truck's paint looks great! I have a customer that swears by Tacoma's. She's a courier and puts 130K+ miles a year on her's, buys a new one every 3 - 3.5 years after 300K+ miles of service. I did have to do a transmission in the last one at like 250k, but I think that was a fluke. Other than the occasional alternator, battery, and belt all she does is recommended fluid changes. The trucks just run and run and run.


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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5335157 01/29/20 06:51 AM
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Look at other Tacomas to see where they get rock chips.

Apply new film accordingly.....or not....your call.

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I am going to keep an eye on it


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Re: Stone guard removal [Re: dawgn86] #5335662 01/29/20 04:26 PM
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Reminds me I need to do same with my silver Tundra.

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