Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy
that is not a design flaw at all. it happens all of the time, happened on all 5 of the cars we own unless extra wax was applied before winter. its more of a mistake you made than chrysler. it will buff out, since you tried goo gone i am assuming you have no idea what you are doing when trying to remove scratches.
I have softened my response a bit ...
I thought it may have been some type of residue rather than scratches. I just had a hard time believing it could scratch so easily. I also tried buffing with several different scratch removers.
It's obvious that Jeep knows this is an issue or they wouldn't apply the protective film at the factory. They just made two mistakes, it's not large enough and it makes no sense to leave the 1/4" gap at the bottom.
I realize that any car will get this to some degree over time, but it's the fact that the sheet metal is flared out right at this point that makes this much more of a problem with the WK2. It looks really cool, but this flare creates much more of a direct impact with rocks from the front tires. I don't have a single scratch on the front of my car, this is a self-inflicted wound due to the shape of the sheet metal. Jeep is obviously aware of the issue or the film wouldn't be there.
Again, I love this car, it's easily the best SUV I have ever had.
Is it not fare to say anything bad about any aspect of the car on this forum ? I believe that anyone that always gets this on their cars will see it happen much more quickly on the WK2 due to the outward flare in this area.