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Old 09-13-2014, 03:04 PM
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Stone damage on rear doors

Has anyone come up with a FEASIBLE solution to the HORRIFIC stone damage that occurs on our back doors/rear wheel arch moldings from the front tires kicking rocks and debris up? Ridiculous!!!! The plastic sheeting is practically pink against my red vehicle, and of course the rockers and areas of the doors/moldings not covered in the protective plastic now need a respray. 10k miles, and already this?!?!

I'm guessing this is from the sticky tires, but come on, REALLY?!?! Every time I drive across asphalt now, I cringe a little.

I added a super low profile mudflap in front, hardly noticeable, but it isn't a fix-all, so crap is still getting kicked up. There has to be something aesthetically acceptable I can cover the leading edge of the rear rockers with, something that's the same color all the way through...


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Old 09-13-2014, 05:28 PM
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Has anyone come up with a FEASIBLE solution to the HORRIFIC stone damage that occurs on our back doors/rear wheel arch moldings from the front tires kicking rocks and debris up? Ridiculous!!!! The plastic sheeting is practically pink against my red vehicle, and of course the rockers and areas of the doors/moldings not covered in the protective plastic now need a respray. 10k miles, and already this?!?!

I'm guessing this is from the sticky tires, but come on, REALLY?!?! Every time I drive across asphalt now, I cringe a little.

I added a super low profile mudflap in front, hardly noticeable, but it isn't a fix-all, so crap is still getting kicked up. There has to be something aesthetically acceptable I can cover the leading edge of the rear rockers with, something that's the same color all the way through...


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Old 09-13-2014, 05:32 PM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

Yeah... But the vinyl that's on mine from the factory is turning pink from the sandblasting it's getting... That stuff clearly doesn't work well for this.


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Old 09-14-2014, 10:48 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

Front edge of the rear fender flares on mine are chipped pretty bad already at only 6k on the odo
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:01 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

It looks like I have over 150k miles with this stone damage... And the fact that they don't make what I'll call "stone flaps" for the front wheelwells is an absolute crime.

I take that back... I've had vehicles exceed 200k miles that haven't had stone damage like this. Ridiculous.


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Old 09-14-2014, 11:28 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

I have about 10.5K miles on mine so far with no stone chips. I have the Jeep OEM front and rear flaps.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

They fit???


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Old 09-14-2014, 11:40 AM
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Sorry... they do on my Overland. I should have looked a little closer and I would've seen that this is about the SRT. My apologies.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:42 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

Yeah... I fit the most basic & plain POS lackluster flaps I could find, but mounted them higher so they wouldn't be quite as noticeable, but then, of course that impaired their ability to be completely useful.

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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

I don't remember my '14 Summit having this problem, so I attribute this to the sticky Pirelli tires. I guess once the tires get swapped, I'll get something with a harder compound.


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Old 09-14-2014, 11:47 AM
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

Here is my suggestion. I understand being OCD and the high cost of Jeeps these days. But unless you can put your Jeep in a glass/plastic bubble there is no way to keep your Jeep in perfect cosmetic condition. You worked plenty hard for it. Just go out and enjoy it. Stone chips or not, mud flaps or not you are still going to run into the idiot in a parking lot that is going to door ding you or run a shopping cart into you. I once saw in a car enthusiast magazine these inflatable things you were supposed to take out of your car, inflate, and hang all around your car every time you park it. If I had to go through all of that effort every time I took my Jeep out I wouldn't bother taking it out. It is like the guys on the other thread looking for the perfect Jeep at delivery. News Flash for you. It doesn't exist. Just be happy with the one you have, drive, and enjoy it. Too many of you spend too much time looking for problems and if they don't exist you create them.
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Re: Stone damage on rear doors

That doesn't so much answer my question...

Nor does it remedy the cancer spreading as rust is forming inside those stone chips, or the way my rockers are turning PINK. Again, I say unacceptable. Need a feasible fix.


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