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Splash gaurds.........is that what they are called?

Well guys heres the thing my truck has these gray splash guards on ever wheel well, and i want to know if i can take those off with out any major problems. They are held on by plastic inserts, and an adhesive and im wondering if the addhessive will come off? What do you guys think, anyone done this before thanks.
 
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mine were held on with screws and i took em off with no problem at all
 
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Originally Posted by Maxboost
Well guys heres the thing my truck has these gray splash guards on ever wheel well, and i want to know if i can take those off with out any major problems. They are held on by plastic inserts, and an adhesive and im wondering if the addhessive will come off? What do you guys think, anyone done this before thanks.
I believe that you may be describing the plastic fender flares. Yes, you can take them off. On my 2003, there are several holes punched in the exposed part of the steel fenders for a second row of concealed fasteners. Removing the flares exposes those holes and the flares usually leave a rub mark on or through the paint, too. If your 97 installs the same way, you won't be happy with the results. Mine has no adhesive so there is a possibilty that the fastening method may be different on your truck.
 
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I took mine off my 93. NOT worth it had to put them right back on cuz the paint was so much darker under them and i couldnt buff it in like if you removed a emblem or something.Waste of time is my guess i dont know if your 97 would not be as bad though
 
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How much do you think it would cost the get those holes repaired, at a body shop?? Need help!!
 
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How much do you think it would cost the get those holes repaired, at a body shop?? Need help!!
easy $600 because you need every fender painted.

my I ask WHY...you want them off
 
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I already did it lol, and im very happy with the results, except the holes and what not. From the first day i bought my truck i never liked those ugly gray things on my truck, so today i decided to take them off and im glad i did. Well thanks for the hlep guys!!
 
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Its a black truck you don't notice the holes. thats how i had my truck for the longest time. Still have the holes in the rear, i just cut the fenders so you don't notice them as much.
 
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You could always try painting them black, or putting Bed coating on them like a couple other people on the site have done... Might make you dis-like them less... ?
 
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The Level II's have black flares that look very good on a black truck, IMO. They're not cheap but they're cheaper than body work and paint.

 
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haha that pic is awesome, wonder how far of a walk it is carrying a hanglider back up to the top of the hill where the truck is parked....lol
 
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My truck is dark blue the holes arent that bad i really dont care that much, ill get them fixed one day whenever i get around to it..............once again thanks for the support guys.
 
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hell mean just spray them with semigloss black
 
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hell man just pop a buncha salmon eyeballs, drain the black liquid out, and dip em in it

(we are goin for cheapest method right?)

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