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Old 06-11-2019, 10:50 AM #16
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Interesting product... I guess?!?!

Is it just that magnetic sheet stuff that's typically used for vehicle signs? If so, I had one of those signs on the side of my old Tundra crumble to pieces after less than a year. It wasn't very strong magnetically either. Just picturing branches peeling the armor sections off while flinging them into the bushes.

I know it's magnetic and I know it's armor, but...
Their website has very little information about the actual product. Nothing about the product in the FAQ section. The only info I can find (unless I'm missing something) is as follows in the product description (using Tacoma as an example):

**For 2016 + Gen3 Toyota Tacoma Short-bed Double Cab ONLY**
- Urban Gray Swedish Camo - Large Scale
16 piece set:
- 4 fender pieces (two per side)
- 4 front door pieces (two per side)
- 4 rear door pieces (two per side)
- 4 bed side pieces (two per side)

What exactly is the material?
How thick is it?
Is it UV resistant?
Perhaps a video or two with product capabilities

I just left a website for another highly recommended off road accessories manufacturer that had no specifications listed for their winch bumper. Not even the finish is listed (paint, powder coat or raw steel?) Never mind that their website is setting off all browser warnings as NOT SECURE!!!

Some of these off road products companies make great products, but they do a lousy job informing potential customers.

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Dust will get trapped under the covers and the magnets although will allow very minor movement which overtime will polish your paint till its opaque with scratches. I would not use.
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Dust will get trapped under the covers and the magnets although will allow very minor movement which overtime will polish your paint till its opaque with scratches. I would not use.
Thatís what I was thinking. If you didnít wash your vehicle 30 seconds before applying these then youíre gonna screw up the paint pretty good. Especially if you have a darker vehicle. Any movement is just more scratching.
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I ended up doing an Xpel ultimate wrap over all the painted surfaces of my Raptor truck; was $$$ and honestly I wouldn't do it over again, but it does work to protect from branch pinstriping

I like the look of these!! It's awesome to be able to push through branches w/o worrying too much about the paint. Keeping an eye on this one!
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Can you ask him if he would do a group buy for us?
It's definitely a possibility
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Dust will get trapped under the covers and the magnets although will allow very minor movement which overtime will polish your paint till its opaque with scratches. I would not use.
While we appreciate the logic (also considered this when testing), it's not the case. The magnets don't vibrate or shift enough to cause this unless you were to run them in the exact same position for a long long time without washing the truck. There is a Care document that specifically details that you do need to remove them and wash them regularly, so as with any product, if you follow the recommended usage, you'll be fine.

20k miles of testing and no clear coat damage. 2 miles down a thorny trail without them.... Massive clear coat damage. Your call.
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Thatís what I was thinking. If you didnít wash your vehicle 30 seconds before applying these then youíre gonna screw up the paint pretty good. Especially if you have a darker vehicle. Any movement is just more scratching.
We recommend 26.4 seconds after washing. It seems to work best.

Joking aside. Yes, you do need to wash it and then put them on a clean truck. Logic dictates, you don't want to put dirt between them and the truck. A little prep and some peace of mind.

Clean truck, apply armor, go off-roading, come home, cruise around with glorious coat of mud and dirt until you're over the novelty, clean truck and armor, admire still intact paint. Rinse and repeat.
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It's a similar base product as commercial vehicle signs, but a much higher quality magnetic sheeting. Also, they do come with some cool patterns, and they are a printed vinyl magnet with a matte or gloss vinyl topcoat which further adds to the durability and protects the graphics very well. If you hit something hard enough to rip these, you just bought yourself actual body damage under them.
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I am definitely interested in this. How is he adjusting the output for the badge variance in the rear near the back window? Your wife's trail badge is different than my Pro badge as an example.
In short, those badges move all over the place from truck to truck; I learned this on the Tacomas. Clean and professional cutouts from the factory are impossible for this C-pillar badge, they'll never line up. But...I will offer a perfect template outline of each badge (pro, off-road, etc) so that making the cut for where your badge is on the C-pillar will be easier.
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While we appreciate the logic (also considered this when testing), it's not the case. The magnets don't vibrate or shift enough to cause this unless you were to run them in the exact same position for a long long time without washing the truck. There is a Care document that specifically details that you do need to remove them and wash them regularly, so as with any product, if you follow the recommended usage, you'll be fine.

20k miles of testing and no clear coat damage. 2 miles down a thorny trail without them.... Massive clear coat damage. Your call.
I am not disputing how effective your gear is, it looks nice. I have used magnets over painted surfaces before and have seen first hand how over time they can damage clear coat due to minor side to side movement. Any particulate that gets trapped under there will act as a polishing compound.

I work in the coatings industry and formulate and manufacture coatings for the automotive industry and am quite familiar with various defects and mechanical damage to clear coats. Arguably the clear are worse now that many are more or less solvent free systems.

Not knocking your product, just making some comments. I would suggest that anybody using these pieces consider far more periodic cleaning under the magnetic pads to ensure clear coat longevity.

No need for Taber cycles here with a dusty matt
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It's a similar base product as commercial vehicle signs, but a much higher quality magnetic sheeting. Also, they do come with some cool patterns, and they are a printed vinyl magnet with a matte or gloss vinyl topcoat which further adds to the durability and protects the graphics very well. If you hit something hard enough to rip these, you just bought yourself actual body damage under them.
Not denying the effectiveness of your product. My only criticism is that your website does nothing to inform me about your product other than letting me know what the pattern will be and how many pieces I get for my particular application. Very little of the stuff mentioned in your responses to this thread are in the product descriptions, FAQ or "about us." The website has a one page privacy policy full of information, but your product info is mostly absent. In depth product info with a crap-ton of detailed photos and videos inform the consumer. Informed consumers buy your products.

Not associated with the following manufacturers in any way, but I think Victory 4x4, RCI Off Road and Green Lane, etc. do pretty good jobs of informing the consumer online.
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I am also interested in purchasing the product but am having a hard time trying to see how a particular pattern would look against the Magnetic Gray Metallic. Is there a better visual representation of the pattern and colors out there?


I'm interested in the black digital OG or the Swedish urban black small scale.
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I like. I wouldn't leave the magnets on when commuting to work and not 4x4. Thus, you shouldn't have any clear coat damage. The cammo looks awesome.
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I'm interested!! I have track decals magnetic numbers for HPDE and they haven't caused any clear coat damage. Put them on before going to the track and take them off once I'm home.
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Interested as well, definitely will buy if group buy comes up

Has it been tested with Ceramic coated panels? does it still stick well?
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