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Old 09-13-05, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Road Trip: How to avoid rock chips??

I am planning on driving from S. California to N. California and I dont want a lot of rock chips on my JIC bumper. Can I use painter's tape (blue stuff) and tape in all up? Anyone have a suggestion?
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Old 09-13-05, 01:10 AM   #2
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You mean like this?


or this?



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Old 09-13-05, 09:59 AM   #3
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3M film (xpel, aeroshield, etc) or a regular bra....
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Those are some nice tape jobs !!!!

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Old 09-13-05, 01:04 PM   #5
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WOW...lol...yes i mean like that. Does this tape come off easy? And will it pull off paint since i already have some existing rock chips? Thanks!
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Old 09-13-05, 01:35 PM   #6
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That's 3M safe-release painter's tape, and will pull off easily without taking the car paint with it, even if the front end was repainted at some time. In fact, it's not that sticky to begin with so you may even have a problem getting it to stay on around the edges if you have a lot of wax /sealant on the car. i know that's usually the case for me on one of my cars, but it usually stays on well enough for a road trip.

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LOL ill keep it going yes painters tape is the way to go
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If only they made the tape in black. I would use it all the time then.
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Old 09-13-05, 03:25 PM   #9
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If only they made the tape in black. I would use it all the time then.
I'll buy you a Sharpie.
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who cares about the color of the tape while traveling lol..I do think it would be a "nice to have" to have color choices for basic primary colors
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If you don't want to cover it with some kind of clear protective film or tape it up with blue painters tape my best advice is to not tailgate and keep a decent distance from traffic especially big rigs as best you can.
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I have rockchips all over the front of my car already.....in the traffic here there is no avaoiding it. I am driving 3 days to Texas in September and I plan on taping mine up too. I feel like an idiot for doing it to an already horribly chipped up car but at the same time I want to prevent more.
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Old 06-20-14, 07:30 AM   #13
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Look at the temporary spray on clear bra made by wolfs chemicals, available over at Autogeek.
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man i dont get this taping up thing...its like couches with plastic over them. Dont you want to see your beuitufl car, or have others see your nice car while driving?

Clear bra FTMFW! great protection and you dont look silly. And you dont have to peel it everytime you want the car to look good.
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Peopl care about looking silly after grade school? On long road trips I could care less who sees my car. It's about protecting the paint....clear bra is expensive and pointless to put on unless you put it on from the get go and looks horrible on some colors.
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