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going to school in florida (from VA), taped up my front bumper, mirrors, and a little of my hood.... All this so far took about 2/3 of a roll...

think i should tape anything else?
 

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Your mouth needs to be taped shut...j/k :laughing:

Might want to tape up the headlights (only if you are doing a daytime drive in nice weather) and foglights (if you have them).
 

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well, imma start at like 10 am....but itll be dark by the end......so im not gonna tape my head lights...oh crap...i forgot to put the pic up...haha...stupid me.
 

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isnt the tape bad for the paint if its on there for a prolonged period of time?
 

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Is this to prevent rock chips? If so, I hope you have another daily driver then.

Just delaying the inevatable...

maybe the 3M Clear Bra (no experience with it) would be a good alternative for you?
 

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naw, i dont have another car.......but i wont be driving it that much after this trip down there, cuz i have to ride the bus to campus (no parking).........I looked into the clear bra, but you can still see them on the paint, so i dont want to do that....this tape is basically to save the car from the trip....800 miles at 80+ is bound to mess up a car....right?
 

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You might want to get a little higher up on the fenders.

I find I get more chips from in-town driving that road trips. Then again, Colorado Springs streets may as well be gravel roads during winter and the 3 months that follow.
 

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My grill took a nasty hit from a rock. I ended up fixing it with my little butane heat gun and a butter knife. Masking tape definitely wouldn't save you from that one.

I've also got rock chips high up on the hood as well.

I dunno what to say other than no matter how hard you try, you can't enjoy/drive it, and not have shit happen to it.
 

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I dunno what to say other than no matter how hard you try, you can't enjoy/drive it, and not have shit happen to it.
dammit...someone needs to invent chip-proof paint.......actually....that is now my life's goal.......
 

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i did the same thing

saved me hours on cleaning up bits of bugs.
 

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just to let you know. FL has the worst highways so it is idle that you tape up as much as u can. dont drive behind the trucks and i think u should be fine but theres always construction and with construction there will always be debris flying. best of luck at UF.
 
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