clonegts turned us on to "gutter guard", sold at lowes and home depot. it comes in 36" by 6" strips. it's an aluminum mesh. it works really well if you use tin snips. i painted mine, but i suspect it till be badly chipped after 1000 miles of pebble protection. (clonegts, what's your experience in this regard?). i think i'll keep a black sharpie in my glove compartment.slvrsti said:...i want to use a metal mesh.anyone heard of anything availble out there?i'll still be looking-Z
i took a digi photo of my rough paper template with a yard stick for scale. i then loaded the image into coreldraw and scaled the photo so the inches in the photo matched the inches in corel draw. then i traced and "artsified" the template.CloNeGTS said:...I just wasn't sure how to get the original shape in digi format without having to get all artsy!
on a road trip last week, a rock hit my windshield; didn't see it coming; just BANG. i was doing ~80mph. fortunately there was no damage. my second thought (you can imagine my first) was "what if that entered the scoop?"CloNeGTS said:As far as rock chips.....none that I've noticed....If there are really rocks that high up on your hood already.....you should back off or find a different road!
i've found lots of pebbles on my intercooler. i've got some bent fins as a result; easily fixed though.staticx313 said:If it was a rock, wouldnt it still be there when you look? I havent seen any rocks in there yet, but mainly dead bugs.
Somewhere like the floor mat store... :roll:MKIVSupra said:It is a lot easier to install and do test fits after cutting the screen with the scoop off the car. It's not too difficult as long as you are careful with the plastic pieces. The 2 main ones you can reach through the hole by them and squeeze them from the inside to help push them through. I did not break any of mine. Worse case I am sure you can get new ones somewhere.