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Lund Bug Deflector Clear

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/LND-18197/

has anybody on here painted there bug guard before?

im looking at this paintable clear one and i want to paint it dark gray. any thoughts?
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I have been thinking about one of those for my truck, painting it white. I would like to paint the under side so the paint does not get chipped from stones but I think that would be difficult at best. Painting the front side you will likely get chips but it still protects the hood.

I should contact Lund and see what side is the side prepped for paint.
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Thata a good point.
If you do call let me know what they say
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The side that isnt exposed is the side painted.
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Is it worth doing? Does it look good?
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I've seen it done on other trucks... looks pretty good when it's done on the inside.
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trying to do a black and grey theme so think this will look good.
thanks guys!
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You can buy them already colormatched too.
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can you really? where at?
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can you really? where at?
Weird, I can't find them any longer. I bought one a few years ago in Oxford White for an Explorer. I believe it was AVS brand.
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i saw some on ebay but i didnt trust it. but i been looking at all the online stores i know of. its mostly black and i found only 1 place that carries the clear.
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I am not trying to be mean, bug deflectors are lame. It does not matter what color they are.
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ive noticed alot of people dont like them. my truck came with it and then i put the guard on and i tried to see what it would look like without it and it didnt look right. just looks like somethings missing-its too round and smooth looking without one. so i kept it on. and since i got the new hood i need a new one.
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i saw some on ebay but i didnt trust it. but i been looking at all the online stores i know of. its mostly black and i found only 1 place that carries the clear.
Yeah, I had the clear version back when I had my Ranger. Almost bought a color matched one, but never did. Guess they discontinued color matching them from the factory. The neat thing about them is that the plastic was the color. It was not just paint on the outside.
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I am not trying to be mean, bug deflectors are lame. It does not matter what color they are.
I know I will never have one again.
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Yeah, I had the clear version back when I had my Ranger. Almost bought a color matched one, but never did. Guess they discontinued color matching them from the factory. The neat thing about them is that the plastic was the color. It was not just paint on the outside.
it looks like summit has a white one that you might be able to paint it. but you guys may end up just talking me out of it. save me 50 bucks and a can of paint. with the new hood its doesnt look as rounded and smooth so mayb ill just pass.
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I found they are useless and end up rubbing the paint off where it mounts. Just not worth it.
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i seen some new ones that actually dont touch the hood. but i know what you mean, if you saw my new hood pictures you can see the damage from the old bug deflector. chipped paint right off, and those dam bumper things are a PITA to remove without scratching the paint. on the actual hood it was scratching right into the metal, theres actually like a crater in the hood under the old deflector.
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I like them but don't want to deal with it when it messes up my paint.
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I bought one from weathertech. Mainly to protect my windshield from rocks. Im happy with it. Doest rub at all. They sent me these little stick on bumpers just in case
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sell brushguard
buy deflector
buy 8.8
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sell brushguard
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buy 8.8
hating on the guard?

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I like them but don't want to deal with it when it messes up my paint.
ya i should get pics of the mess the last deflector did to my hood. i been practicing on painting some chips and so far ive concluded that i suck at painting. you cant really see the spots but if your looking for them you can see it. i think its the clear coat thats messing it up when i apply it.
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hating on the guard?



ya i should get pics of the mess the last deflector did to my hood. i been practicing on painting some chips and so far ive concluded that i suck at painting. you cant really see the spots but if your looking for them you can see it. i think its the clear coat thats messing it up when i apply it.
i hate on everyones guard not my truck though i don't care haha its just a suggestion to get other stuff
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it is a valid suggestion. prob would pay for both 8.8 and deflector too
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