Originally Posted by morty
I think its just to hard to grasp for some that Jeep messed up this bad.
Look...I've owned a Jeep for a month and a half...I'm no "Jeep fanboy" that drinks the "Jeep cool-aid"...I'm just telling you that as someone who has been a professional and hobbiest detailer for 15 years I have detailed HUNDREDS of cars, from pretty much every auto manufacturer there is and have seen all kinds of damage, and I have never seen anything like that where the plastic, the paint, and the clear-bra material are all damaged in the same way. Given my understanding of those materials, and the way they get damaged when exposed to different chemicals, and debris the vehicle comes in contact with...that just makes zero sense.
Those things are all manufactured by different companies too, the plastic cladding comes from one company, the clear-bra material likely comes from 3M, so to say "Jeep screwed up" just doesn't make sense. If it was crappy paint, you'd have heavy chipping and damage on the front as well, and the areas protected by the clear bra and the plastic would be undamaged. In the picture posted above, even the front of the step bar is damaged...
Something is being used on the roads in these localities that is just destroying these cars. If I were you I would contact your local DOT and find out what they use.