Frequently Asked Questions
What purpose do Mud Flaps serve?
Mud Flaps (a.k.a. Splash Guards, Mud Guards and Mudflaps) are rectangular sheets of rubber (RubberGuard) or plastic (PolyGuard) that attach to the rear fender of the semi truck, 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 graphics department will design your logo onto personalized Mud Flaps for a near-permanent, inexpensive advertising solution for your business.
What colors and materials are available?
Our Splash Guards are available in two (2) materials — rubber (RubberGuard) or plastic (PolyGuard). Black is the only color available for RubberGuard Mud Flaps, whereas we stock black, white and green PolyGuard Mud Flaps. Blue, yellow, purple, red and maroon-colored Mud Guards are also available to custom order, but there might be production delays and/or surcharges for orders with items that are not stocked.
- 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?
You’ll need to measure the existing mounting brackets for the width first, then give us a call. Our most popular Mudflap is the 3/8″ RubberGuard, size 24 x 30 (W x H).
What size Mud Guards do we sell?
Standard sizes are 24 x 24, 24 x 30 and 24 x 36 (W x H), but custom sizes, rounded corners and angle cuts are also available.
- PolyGuard Flaps are available in 3/16, 1/4 and 3/8″ thickness, with a smooth front side and rigid back (3/16″ Poly Flaps are smooth on both sides).
- RubberGuard Flaps are available in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2″ 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 graphics department will design your logo onto personalized Mud Flaps for a near-permanent, inexpensive advertising solution for your business. We can even customize the size, shape, colors, lettering and mounting holes to your exact specifications. If you need assistance with logo creation or other 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 many of our competitors, we do not “screen print” onto the flap. Using a metal die, we “hot stamp” your graphic design into the Flap using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or foil film. This process results in a more durable, longer-lasting product that’s resilient to fading and scraping. Our Reflective Mud Flaps use a unique, patented process in which reflective logos are permanently heat-sealed onto the Flaps.
- A one-time ‘Die Charge’ is required for all custom, hot stamped products.
If I don’t have a logo, can I just use letters?
We have three (3) graphic designers who are more than capable of creating a custom logo for your business. However, you can create an economical solution to your Mud Flap needs using our in-house stock letters and logos. Once stamped, the logo 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 5-10 business days 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.
Do our 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?
USA Flap has two (2) warehouses for fast delivery. Local pickup is available 8:30 AM–4:30 PM, Monday–Friday.