Hood Protection ? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Scooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 238
Hood Protection ?

Which is the best option:?

A. Bug Deflector

B. Hood Bra (just the small one for the front edge of the hood)

C. Body Armor

D. None Of The Above

Thanks again, Scooby

Scooby is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
compshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 29 Palms, Ca
Posts: 407
Protection from what?

__________________
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
compshooter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 9,965
Images: 5
Good coat of wax.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Mudweiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Panama City Florida
Posts: 359
Send a message via AIM to Mudweiser Send a message via MSN to Mudweiser Send a message via Yahoo to Mudweiser
With the absence of a heat shield on the hood, alot of jeeps are prone to heat dmg on the paint on the hood. Or kitty hair spalling some call it round here. Im lookin at a bug deflector myself for the love bug season. They help alot on my truck and car. I never have seen a point to those bra things, as they cause more damage to the paint then good. Then a couple years down the road you take it off cuz its nasty lookin and now you got a two tone jeep lol. But the wax is a grand idear.
__________________
01 TJ. Dana 30/44 4:88's, 4.0 5 speed, 38.5x15 Boggers on 15x10 Streetlocks, CAI, B&M short throw, Neoprene Covers, 4" RC, 3" BL, too much to list and building. >..<
Mudweiser is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 01:27 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
dj_chizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 858
Send a message via AIM to dj_chizzle
wax
__________________
'04 Unlimited, Light Khaki Metallic
dj_chizzle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
whiteyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 4,856
X3 on the wax.
__________________
Fallen Angel...Former MOD
whiteyj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 03:30 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
SportsGal501's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 529
McGuire's car wax
__________________
Wrangler "X" 2006 DOB-5/06 24 x package automatic~all tinted windows quasi-military Lt metallic Khaki w/hardtop Mopar Grill Guard Mopar Rock Rails 30" Bridgestone Duelers A/T
www.jeepprofile.com/sportsgal501
"Move along...nothing to see here"

"I was elected to lead not to read."-The Simpsons Movie
SportsGal501 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 03:36 PM   #8
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,621
RhinoLine or Hurculiner the underside of the hood and it should help prevent the heat damage... and do the same to the grill
AzTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2007, 07:03 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
FuzzyDolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Williamsville, NY (near Buffalo)
Posts: 80
The bug deflector will cause rust where the holes are drilled. The bra will cause moisture build up where it touches the metal. (Will discolor or rust.) I'd go X4 on the wax.
__________________
Joe
05 TJ X
Do what you like, like what you do!

www.wnyoffroad.com
FuzzyDolly is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
compshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 29 Palms, Ca
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by FuzzyDolly View Post
The bug deflector will cause rust where the holes are drilled.
Just a side note on rust where holes are drilled. One way to prevent rust from forming on holes that you drill is to use clear fingernail polish. Clean the area right after you drill the hole, paint it with the polish. Works good on rock chips also.
__________________
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
compshooter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-22-2007, 08:48 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 688
Had a bra for years on the Suzuki and it did a great job of keeping the damage to a minimum. With that said here were the cons:

1. It did leave allot of dirt scratches and discoloration on the paint
2. It had to be cleaned well and mended frquently.

3. When it got dirty boy was it a bitc_ to clean
4. Still got it in the basement and there it sits

C.
jp'rs_peep'rs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-22-2007, 08:52 PM   #12
coilovers are damn flexy
 
bluvikng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,260
A little elbow grease, WAX on WAX off, will keep your paint looking much healthier, and better, in the long run. Spend your money on important mods. If you like to wheel, get your body armour............a much more useful mod.
bluvikng is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-22-2007, 08:56 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
jpoutlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rigby, ID
Posts: 326
Bra is fine if you wax underneath and take care of the paint. I have had vehicle bras in Alaska to Texas without any problems. I just bought my TJ with a bra on it and will continue to run with it. Just have to take care of your paint no matter what you cover it with.
__________________
JP
jpoutlaw is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seattle, wA
Posts: 102
herculiner on the front grill and leading 4" of the hood.
rich1014 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-25-2007, 09:46 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
From my knowlege hood bras do leave rub marks.. and as posted above have to be cleaned regurarly otherwise dust cought in them will rub paint on continuous contact. Id get the bug shield.
When you drill the hood and put it together spray it with clear coat from underneeth or as stated above after drilling the holes go over the edges with nail polish..
Triple88a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-26-2007, 10:13 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 16
A saw a tj with a bra over the weekend. Before I could say anything, my Wife chimed in saying she thought the jeep must be sad to be dressed up like a dog wearing a sweater.

Sorry Guys, Bras just don't belong on TJs - Looks just as gay as too much chrome. Kinda like a coca cola cowboy - may be pretty, but just isn't right.

Just my two cents - have fun...

RWsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hood latches erickpl TJ Tech Forum 4 10-15-2008 07:46 AM
Daystar's new JK Hood Wrangler 1BLKJP JK General Discussion Forum 10 06-20-2008 09:26 AM
Dealer damaged my Hood!!! labwagn JK General Discussion Forum 11 08-27-2007 08:11 PM
Custom Highhood and 3.5" Fender Raise affende TJ Pics Forum 6 04-12-2007 09:35 AM
locking hood latches Moab Man TJ General Discussion Forum 5 01-15-2007 01:21 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC