• Frequently Asked Questions •
What purpose do Mud Flaps serve?
Mud Flaps (a.k.a. Splash Guards, Mud Guards) are rectangular sheets of rubber (RubberGuard) or plastic (PolyGuard) that attach to the rear fender of the tractor-trailer, behind the tires, to protect the truck's undercarriage -- and other vehicles -- from roadway debris picked up by the spinning tires. Using an existing sketch, artwork or digital image, our graphic artists will design your company logo onto heavy-duty Mudflaps for an inexpensive advertising solution for your business.
What colors and materials are available?
Our Mud Flaps are available in two (2) materials -- rubber (RubberGuard) or plastic (PolyGuard). Black is the only color available for RubberGuard Mudflaps, whereas we inventory black, white and green PolyGuard Mudflaps. Blue, yellow, purple, red and maroon-colored Mud Flaps are also available via special order with 250pc minimums, but there may be production delays and/or surcharges for orders with non-stocking items. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions, only Black or White PolyGuard products are available at this time.
- Please allow up to four (4) weeks lead time on all custom colors and sizes. Minimum order quantities may apply depending on color.
What size Mud Flaps do you need?
Non-custom products are universal-fit. However, for custom sizes you'll need to measure the existing mounting brackets for the width first, then give us a call. Our most popular Mud Flap is the 3/8" RubberGuard in 24x30 (W x H).
What size Mud Guards do we sell?
Standard sizes are 24x24, 24x30 and 24x36 (W x H), but custom sizes, rounded corners and angle cuts are also available.
- PolyGuard Mudflaps are available in 3/16in, 1/4in and 3/8in thickness, with a smooth front side and rigid back (3/16in Poly Flaps are smooth on both sides).
- RubberGuard Mudflaps are available in 1/4in or 3/8in thickness with a smooth front side and ribbed, anti-sail grooves on the back.
Can we customize your Mud Flaps?
Absolutely. Using an existing sketch, artwork or digital image, our graphic artists will design your company logo onto custom Mud Flaps for an inexpensive advertising solution for your business. We can even personalize the size, shape, colors, lettering and mounting holes to your exact specifications. If you need assistance with logo creation or other graphic design ideas, please request a quote by submitting a contact form. Unfortunately, we are unable to do gradient images at this time.
How is the logo applied to the Flap?
Unlike some of our competitors, we never "silk-screen print" onto Mudflaps. Using a magnesium die, we "Hot Stamp" the artwork using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or foil film. This process results in a durable, long-lasting product that's resilient to fading and scraping. Our Reflective Mud Flaps use a unique, patented process in which company logos are made reflective and permanently heat-sealed into the Mudflap.
- A one-time 'Die Charge' is required for all custom Hot Stamp products.
If I don't have a logo, can I just use letters?
Our graphic artists are capable of creating a custom logo for your business. However, you can create an economical solution to your Mudflap needs using our in-house Stock Letters and graphics. Once stamped, the artwork is guaranteed for the life of the Mud Flap. No 'Die Charge' required.
How much is the Die Charge?
The 'Die Charge' applies to any custom hot stamped product. The cost is unknown until the design is proofed by the customer, then based on the number of square inches.
Which file types are best for sharing artwork?
Vector files like CorelDRAW, ILLUSTRATOR (.ai) and EPS are best. Other preferred formats include: PNG, PDF, TIFF or JPEG.
What are the shipping and delivery times?
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Note: Your order may arrive in separate packages. Any delivery time quoted is based on the estimated time of shipment, and actual shipping dates can vary. USA Flap cannot accept any liability for the failure of any carrier used to fulfill a promised delivery date. Not all products are available at both warehouses. It is at our discretion which warehouse the product will be shipped from.
- Handling Fees: There is a $2.00 per box charge for handling, not to exceed $5 per order.
- Shipping Methods: UPS -- Ground, 3-Day Select, 2-Day Delivery or Next Day Air. Saturday Delivery and other shipping methods may be available if requested.
- Orders for blank or stocked designs are shipped same-day if received by 1:00 PM ET.
NOTE ABOUT HOLIDAYS: We are closed for most major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. Orders received while we're closed are processed on the first business day following any holiday.
Do the Mud Flaps include a mounting bracket?
While a mounting bracket is necessary to install any Mud Flap, we do not supply one. Please contact a USA Flap representative or your local Parts distributor for mounting options.
How can I purchase Custom Mud Flaps?
If you're ready to get started, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information attached or call (888) USA-FLAP for immediate assistance. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (ET). Our team of USA-based Customer Service Representatives will help you set up an account with USA Flap and discuss your custom Mudflap needs.
• Our Location •
"Will Call" hours are 10AM to 3PM (M-F)