I did the same thing..The 1st roll I bought was very thin and flexible and when I zip tied it it would tear. I went back up to Lowes and looked again (dont know why they were not in same area?) I found a much thicker roll. I bought that and when I installed it I doubled up on it and it workes very well. It is very sturdy, yet has a little give to it to help absorb an impact. Have had it on over a year w/ no problem.just to touch base and give info on he item i bought (1 roll of gutter guard) After seeing the stiff panels at HD and comparing them to the roll i think the stiff panels are tons better, the roll is so flexible that even after i had it all zip tied in and set i did a little test by pushing lightly on the new guard.... roll guard is soo flexible that it allowed me to still touch the cooler while pushing lightly, i dont think it will stand up to a dragonfly/butterfly let alone a rock
I'm going to check lowes this weekend for the panel peice i need otherwise there are about 20 HD's in town that i will check for the black guard.
For someone that is famililar w/ doing any type of body repair it should'nt be a problem. I always seem to break the clips so I had a friend help me. He's always doing stuff to his vehicle, he had no big problem. I still would'nt do it myself do to my bad luck. It goes pretty fast for someone whos good at it.How much trouble is it to take the bumper cover off to put the panel on?