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How much would those shields ultimately sell for if you paid for someone (and their benefits package) to design them, the tooling to stamp them out, the sheet metal, a press, someone (and their benefits package) to operate it, keeping them in inventory, someone (and their benefits package) to package and ship the parts to a dealer/retailer - who will also add their own markup/profit?
If I needed these parts, I'd weld a piece of metal on it an drill my own hole. So they loose a sale because they are priced to high.
IMO, they are taking advantage of people who have had their cats stolen.
 

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Yes! This forum is great. Then we also have wonderful resources like NailGrease too!
Lot's of others too! Don't nobody get offended now. I say, settle down.
Oh stop it. Lol, Look at this crazy. 🤪
 

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If I needed these parts, I'd weld a piece of metal on it an drill my own hole. So they loose a sale because they are priced to high.
IMO, they are taking advantage of people who have had their cats stolen.
Of course, everyone owns welding equipment.
 

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$120 for welding equipment versus about $80 for new shields. That makes no sense.
Really?
A pair of cat heat shields is $92 + tax/shipping.
I can fix a lot of heat shields among other things, like welding in a new radiator core support. How much of a savings is that?
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As a non-fabricator myself I would see if there was a way to drill/bolt/clamp the shield back on and if not I bite the bullet and buy the OEM part. I save enough money doing my own work on things that I can justify spending that much on a piece of bent sheet metal.
 

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As a non-fabricator myself I would see if there was a way to drill/bolt/clamp the shield back on and if not I bite the bullet and buy the OEM part. I save enough money doing my own work on things that I can justify spending that much on a piece of bent sheet metal.
I get a thrill by keeping my credit card in my wallet. 😁
 

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Really?
A pair of cat heat shields is $92 + tax/shipping.
I can fix a lot of heat shields among other things, like welding in a new radiator core support. How much of a savings is that?
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How often do you need to do that sort of work on your Pilot?
Is welding in a new radiator core support a regularly scheduled maintenance item of which we are unaware?
 

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How often do you need to do that sort of work on your Pilot?
Is welding in a new radiator core support a regularly scheduled maintenance item of which we are unaware?
The point is that these small welding machines can pay for themselves quickly and continue to save you money long after.
 

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I get a thrill by keeping my credit card in my wallet. 😁
I get the same thrill. Only DIY'ers can get the most value out of there vehicles. But I also understand once a vehicle reaches a certain age, you need to break the attachment to it, or you will end up dropping to much money and time into it and it could become a diminishing return. It's a hobby and it's fun.
Thanks for the tip on the welding machine but now I'll need a welding helmet.
 
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