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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Paint Rock Chip Damage is Extreme

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I have 9K on my 2014 Limited. There isn't a single nick.

I've had OEM mud flaps on since the first week. But I don't think that is the reason it still looks good. I'm sure it helped some.

It's NOT a body design issue.

It is either bad batches of paint or a chemical reaction issue with the rust treatment they often put on lower panels. Such that when it is hit with sand or small stones it is chipping the "weak" paint away.

Or it's a reaction to chemicals used in your location.

They do use chemical on roads these days.
My black untainted plastic is damaged, therefore it is no a paint issue.
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It's NOT a body design issue.

It is either bad batches of paint or a chemical reaction issue with the rust treatment they often put on lower panels. Such that when it is hit with sand or small stones it is chipping the "weak" paint away.

Or it's a reaction to chemicals used in your location.

They do use chemical on roads these days.
Ummm... not on the back roads of Western Australia. These panels are definitely exposed to stone strike, irrespective of mudflap fitment.

I could capitalise... but nah.

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Ummm... not on the back roads of Western Australia. These panels are definitely exposed to stone strike, irrespective of mudflap fitment.

I could capitalise... but nah.

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Hmmm... this could be the problem down here

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Re: Paint Rock Chip Damage is Extreme

Well...finally had nice weather and got to cleaning the Jeep.

Needless to say I thought I missed a few spots and tried to re-clean them. I have the same issue as noted above, it essentially looks like the bottoms of the doors are sand blasted and the front of the rear wheel arch is mangled by road debris.

I picked up the Jeep in December and winter was just gearing up here....needless to say I am pissed about it.

I took a pile of photos to show the dealer when I go in for my first service. Being OCD about the appearance of my vehicles, this does not bode well.
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Looks nice on a $40k+ vehicle doesn't it? Very disappointed to say the least.
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