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Hey, guys, Joe from AmericanTrucks. And today we're gonna be working with the Husky Front & Rear Mud Guards, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado and Sierra 1500s. These are gonna be perfect for, simply put, any truck owner out there that's looking for a cost-effective way to protect the fenders on their truck from any debris flung up by the tire. These are made out of a tough and durable thermoplastic, which is designed to catch any road debris, rocks, dirt, and mud from flinging up and hitting the fender on your truck. This area right here and the same spot behind the front tire, they're one of the most common areas for rock chips and mud to accumulate. This is going to stop that and take the hit for your truck, and at the same time, most importantly, that thermoplastic won't shatter. These also feature that black finish which matches the black accents on our '16 Silverado perfectly, and they're perfectly molded to fit on the fender right where you need them to be. Paint protection here is the name of the game, and the Huskys are going to provide a lot of coverage and protect this area from getting scratched up and dirty. But on top of that, they're also going to protect your paint in two ways that set them apart from the rest. Included in this kit are going to be paint protective strips. We're going to apply those to the paint of our truck. I'm gonna show you how to do that in just a second. But that's going to provide another layer of protection in-between the paint and where the mud guard is actually going to sit on the paint. On top of that, I'm happy to report that these are a completely no-drill installation. We're going to be loosening up some factory hardware, putting these on underneath, and reinstalling it again. I'm gonna show you how to do that in just a second. So pricing for the set of four driver side and passenger side is going to come in right around that $80 mark. Now, that's exactly where I'd expect these to land. Pricing is pretty competitive. Husky and their competitors are usually hovering around 80 bucks, but definitely a cost-effective way protect your truck. Installation is going to be pretty easy as well. Easily gets a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Should take you no longer than an hour to do all four corners, and, again, there is no drilling to get this done. So without any further ado, let me show you what tools you will need and how it's done. Tools required for this install are going to be some soapy water and a clean shop rag. I also used a ratchet and a T15 Torx socket. Now, if you don't have the socket and ratchet and you only have the T15 bit like this one and you plan on using a drill, just a heads up, you will probably need to remove the rear wheels in order to get out the hardware. So, before we install our mud guards, the first step, we actually need to apply our paint protection. That goes right about here on the fender, so we're gonna clean that area real nice and then stick on our paint protection. And I'm just using some soapy water here. You don't wanna use quick detailer, reason being is sometimes they'll have a wax in them, and that's just gonna hurt how well this paint protection is gonna stick. Now just a basic vinyl install tip sort of there. I just sprayed it once, got it seated where I want it, and I'm just gonna use my finger to squeegee out the water from underneath, get the bubbles out. From there, all we're going to do to install the mud guard is remove these four screws right here. They're all T15 heads. We're gonna back them out, put our mud guard in place, and then resecure them. Now, if you don't have a ratchet like me to turn this corner, let's say, for instance, you only have the T15 bit and a drill, the front wheels you can probably turn to get them out of the way. However, you will probably be removing the rear wheels to get at these. With those out of the way, just keep a knee on this plastic portion here, this does stay in place, and we can put our mud guard in and resecure those screws. The rear install is going to be pretty much the same thing. We're gonna clean down the area for our paint protection first, and then we're actually going to hit this inside lip right here at as well. Reason being, as you'll see in a second, the rear mud guard actually secures here with some 3M double-sided tape. That's to prevent you from drilling into your truck. They do give you the hardware to do that if you want to, but I would advise against that. So we're just gonna stick it on with the tape today. Next, we're just gonna remove these two T15 Torx screws. Next, we're going to peel back the double-sided tape, and I found this easiest to line it up off the truck a little bit. And then we can get our screws tightened and this thing locked down to the truck. Now I know that they're tightened down and in their final spot, I'm just gonna press that 3M tape in place. As you can see, there's a spot right here that's pre-marked. This is where you drill these into your truck if you wanted to, but Husky says you could go either way. Install is going to be the same exact process for the other side. But, that's gonna do it for my review and install of the Husky Front & Rear Mud Guards, fitting all '14 to '18 Silverado and Sierra 1500s. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. Make sure you subscribe for more videos like this and all things Chevy and GMC.
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