truck was keyed...

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by ramu3527, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    some gutless coward keyed my otherwise gorgeous 2008 sierra on the front edge of the hood. to have the hood repaired and painted is a waste cause nothing is going to look as good and last like a factory finish (not to mention they'll never match the color).

    any suggestions?

    i was thinking a bug deflector, though those look like sh*t too...
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  2. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    See if you can't knock it down some with some rubbing compound and a old t shirt.
  3. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    yeah, its in the paint...i can see primer... if i'm lucky and it didn't go to the metal...
  4. Ridyn

    Ridyn New Member

    What color is the truck? Shop around for some painters, there is this guy I know here in Waco that can do very well on matching colors. He can even manage to make the paint look like it's been in the sun just as long as the vehicle! Pretty talented young feller.
  5. 2010_Silverado

    2010_Silverado New Member

    Had the same thing happen to my 2010, from passenger side headlight to tailgate... because i was parked in front of another units building... Thanks 3-4 INF.
    I just got my whole truck repainted stock color with an insurance claim for vandalism.
  6. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I'm surprised a cinder block hasn't fallen from a plane onto someone's car roof. Those things happen, you know... it's strange when they do, but they do.
  7. 2010_Silverado

    2010_Silverado New Member

    Random :) but true
  8. RallySTX

    RallySTX New Member

    Gutless F###s are everywhere. I've been burglarized twice since I moved in here. Both times I could do nothing but watch them steal from my trucks. The first guuy even yelled my name at me, while his girl took over $300 in hand tools, later I lost a Federal Signal emergency light. Both times witness lied to protect the crooks. Never had a truck that new, but I liked the ones I had, so you have my sympathy.
    Brian L.
  9. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    thanks guys, karma'll get 'em...
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    That's messed up!
  11. AMac

    AMac New Member

    well if you want something to cover it and you want a bug deflector that doesn't stick out check out the AVS aeroskin deflector.

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  12. Curky

    Curky New Member

      1. Just thinking, what if you got a bug deflector. Then get it dipped by Gorilla Hydro Dip or buy some kind of skin and put that on the deflector. Yes it is still a bug deflector but it won’t be that bad because it will be custom and a little style.
  13. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    Yeah, I've seen that. It seems to just stick on with adhesives. I had another truck where is attached under the front edge of the hood using factory holes. I was able to go through the car wash with no problem. I do like the look of that Aeroskin though. Maybe I'll have to just wash her by hand from now on.

    I was also looking at one made by Stampede. They have a 'low profile' one that attaches under the hood.

    All that being said, looking at your picture I can't even see the deflector on your truck. Is there even one on there? Do you have any other pics from different angles? Have you ever gone through the car wash with it on?

    Thanks for the help man...
  14. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    So I can get anything dipped by them? Any shape and size? Yeah, that's an option I guess.
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  15. Curky

    Curky New Member

    If you go to form front page, scroll down to sponsors, click on Gorilla Hydro Dip. Take a look in their forms. They do have limits. Take a look, if your size is over contact them. They might have a way around it or some kind of other options for you. No, I do not work for them. I just think it is real cool what they do. We also get some kind of discount; make sure to tell them you are with GMTC.

    On this thread is the only place I can find a size. I would contact them. 16Wx30L. maybe they can do one half and then the other. I would contact them for real.
  16. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    The AVS Aeroskin uses 3M automotive adhesive tape to mount it; it does NOT use the factory mount points on the underside of the hood. (That's the only reason I don't own one.)
  17. KevAlexander

    KevAlexander New Member

    I'm gonna speak from experience. A F-Wad keyed my truck and stole my GMC symbol at a local mall. It was maybe a mm wide and 4 ft long. I took it to my dealers body shop and they repainted and matched it for 300 bucks, which isn't bad. Better than those paint touch up markers....
  18. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    Where was the damage? That doesn't sound bad at all...
  19. KevAlexander

    KevAlexander New Member

    It was from my hood down to the bottom left corner of my fender
  20. ramu3527

    ramu3527 New Member

    No kidding. So they painted the entire hood and fender?

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