Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping





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    Default Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    Good morning,

    As the title suggests, I have a 2018 2,8GD-6 Hilux which I use to overland in. Last December I went to the Kaokoveld and in September I went to the Richtersveld in it. Both required travel on gravel roads. The paintwork on the mudguard/bodywork directly in front of both rear tires, now show quite a bit of stone chipping. In other words the bodywork between the rear tire and the rear door.

    Are there other members of the Forum who experience this part of the Hilux's paintwork getting damaged?

    And secondly, are there aftermarket mudflaps one can attach in order to protect the paintwork from further damage when travelling on gravel roads?

    Thank you, I would be grateful for any advice.

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    Default Re: Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    I have VPS on the lower part of the rear fender flare in the area you mention, it helps alot. But, the factory running boards, like them or loathe them, stop most of the stone chipping in the area you mention and on the lower part of the doors and the sills.

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    Default Re: Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    Thanks Toy, I have unfortunately taken off the standard running boards in order to put on rocksliders. Do you know of any effective aftermarket mudflaps that would prevent the spraying up of stones onto the paint?
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    Default Re: Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    What is VPS?

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    Default Re: Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernesto View Post
    What is VPS?

    It's a paint protection film layered over the paintwork of a vehicle.


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    Default Re: Hilux 2,8GD-6: Paint Chipping

    Hi.

    Sorry for hi jacking the thread. Where in Centurion area can you buy/fit VPS?

    Thanks Johan
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