I know right!Most ridiculous phenomenon ever besides leaving the plastic on furniture.
Cool, thanks! Good vids on car buying advice and I do weekly lease rates from CC.Thanks for posting. Totally makes sense, leaving them on too long for debris, moisture, etc. to collect.
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Haha, yea I have sold a couple pairs myself!I love those yellow guards...made myself $100 on eBay after I took them off...
What I love is they literally say "TO BE REMOVED BY DEALER" right on the front of them lol.There's a guy at work that has a B5 5.7 Charger Daytona. The car is always filthy (and that was before the snow started flying), but he still has those damn yellow bumper guards on. I don't know why he's trying to "protect" it when it's always trashed, and I can't imagine how bad the paint is on his car under those things. Maybe he has no idea they were supposed to be removed...
The driver side was etched, and if it was a Charger, there's no going back since it's paint. I guess Challengers don't have much to worry about other than ridiculeS0 I actually like the look, and protection they afford . I guess if I ever decide to take them off quick detailer will restore the spoiler's finish in 5 minutes or less
I have no problem with the way you did it. Makes perfect sense. But just leaving them on, yellow, and never taking them off is kinda dumb.View attachment 498737 View attachment 498739
For what it's worth, I had mine painted body color. The car does NOT go out in the snow, does NOT go out in the rain, unless we get caught in the middle of nowhere when a storm rolls through and the main point here is that I am detailing this car at least 3 times a month and on at least one if not two those occasions, the splitter covers come off for the very reason in the video. I would think that basically it's to each his own and how meticulous or careless one is with their vehicles. They DO protect the splitter on Chargers, to that I can attest. I ran up on ONE parking block, and that's it. Every once in a while, here in the wild west of Texas where we don't grate our roads before laying down MORE ASSphalt, I'll have to 45 degree angle an intersection here in the neighborhood due to the extraordinarily high roads compared to the lower water drainage system, and I still get a little scrape here and there.
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Yea I work for a Dodge dealer, you can't order them so they have a certain rare factor to them. As someone posted earlier, the whole splitter is like $70. I'd rather pay that to replace it than ride around with bright yellow guards that don't match anything on the car. Do you guys leave the blue plastic on your appliances too?Been going back and forth on having the splitter guards removed from my Hellcat Challenger. But the other day leaving home the left hand corner of the splitter scraped on the pavement. Had I turned right the right hand corner would have scraped on the pavement. And this scraping happens exiting/entering other driveways too.
I think I'll leave the splitter guards on. While they may be intended just for shipping they keep the rather looking delicate corners of the splitter from getting shredded.
Oh, at a dealer last Saturday talking to a SA about these guards, about having them removed next time I bring the car in. He said there's a guy who owns two Hellcats and this guy has been searching for a set of guards to install. The SA says apparently these can't be ordered all he can do is if an owner has the guards removed and doesn't want them to save them for someone who does want them. The guy with the two Hellcats got the guards he wanted, but he had to wait.
Hah, I wasn't quoting you. You at least did it the "right way"As a matter of fact, I have three appliances with the blue plastic on them, in fact the backs of my washer and dryer have it from 1995, AND there is no $70 splitter to buy for a charger, it's a whole front facia.
Are you actually being serious?No I hear ya, but I'm still curious why people get crap about keeping the blue plastic on appliances....just my curiosity, nothing more....
Lmao. Great idea though. BTW if anyone wants some, I have 2 pairs available for a ChargerStock splitters are obsolete. Try and keep up guys.
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I knew I felt an overwhelmingly good feeling come over me today. It must've been when you removed them. Now put them on ebay.View attachment 499391 View attachment 499393 Finally above freezing here today, just had to see what was under my bumper guards, only to find........... nothing lol
Happy to find such though. That was my thought with this car, that it hadn’t even seen the rain or was washed much. Now the big decision, leave them off or paint them pink and put them back on????? No, really, may paint then satin black or GoMango and put them back on as it seems they didn’t muck up the spoiler hardly at all and by the looks of them have taken a scuff or two underneath that would have been in the spoiler but it’s perfect still.
Yea it came off about 90 percent. The right side has a bit of etching, but you have to be relatively close to see it. I do a walk around in this video.Did you find a way to clean it up, any after pictures available? If you were successful what did you use and how was it done?
Just some basic solvent.Thanks for the video, looks good! Was there a specific product and technique used?