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    very nice
     
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    Plan on graphix?
     
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    No, not as of now. I am a plain no frills kinda guy. I am even second guessing my flat black hood wrap. Surprisingly my wife really likes the digital mud graphics though.
     
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    Wrapped CV Half Shafts

    Wrapped my CV half shafts today with some electrical tape. I think it looks terrible when the CV half shafts are rusted. So, this will keep them from rusting and adds a nice touch to the IFS area.
     

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    Perfect, thanks.

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    That baby is freshly waxed. Now has the mirror reflector delete, K&N drop in filter, and D-Bug screen thus far... a lot more to come![/QUOTE]

    What's a D-Bug screen ?
     
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    Was that the same day you did your mid perch also? How well does the Electrical Tape hold up?
     
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    What's a D-Bug screen ?[/QUOTE]

    D-Bug screen is a metal screen, similar to screen door mesh, which goes behind the grill and protects stuff, like bugs, bees, etc., from getting into your radiator fins. I highly recommend it. I put it on day one and as of now there is not a single bug or anything in the radiator fins.

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    No, the mid perch was done by RPG a few days prior.

    The electrical tape should hold up good. Like everything else, it's all about preparation. I cleaned the half shafts really good with thinner / acetone. This will allow the tape to stick to the shafts. The second layer just adheres to the tape itself, which it normally does a good job of anyways.

    I have seen a lot of offroad racing buggies and trucks with this done and it seems to hold up, even in their racing environment, so it should hold up really well for what I use the truck for. We'll just have to wait and see!
     
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    Good Idea. Ive never seen that before. Will have to think about it when I actually get my truck.
     
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    Thanks! Looks a lot better than when they're rusted. I found it was easier to jack up the tire and spin it with one hand while I wrapped the tape around the shaft with the other hand. You'll find out there is very little room between the shocks and half shafts!
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
     

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