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Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

Here are the pics from my splash guard thread. I went as minimalistic as I could. Said another way, I decided how much flap "reveal" I could live with. The front may not be quite low enough, but I really think it'll help to some degree. The rears are ok. They really blend into the Maximum Steel, and are no where near as obvious as my wife's Mopar flaps on her Overland.

I had my local 4x4 mod shop order me some single thickness generic flaps, and the tech just held the flap in place. I just had him keep moving up and in until I could live with the look.




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I did the same on my '12. The 3M stuff is standing up pretty well. This is my second winter since I removed the factory film & installed 3M.
What's the best place to but the 3M film for this?
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Here are the pics from my splash guard thread. I went as minimalistic as I could. Said another way, I decided how much flap "reveal" I could live with. The front may not be quite low enough, but I really think it'll help to some degree. The rears are ok. They really blend into the Maximum Steel, and are no where near as obvious as my wife's Mopar flaps on her Overland.

I had my local 4x4 mod shop order me some single thickness generic flaps, and the tech just held the flap in place. I just had him keep moving up and in until I could live with the look.




can you take a couple inside the wheel wells? just to give an idea on where you mounted them. did you drill holes?
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Re: 2015 Side Panel Road Rash...3 season tires???

Some of the CTSV forum members have had good experiences with this 3M paint defender
http://3mauto.com/products/paint-defender


Has anyone tried it on their SRT? I'm not sure how well it would blend on black, but I'm going to try it near the wheels where you guys are getting chips while my my paint is still new.
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What's the best place to but the 3M film for this?
Here's a pic of my Jeep marked up to show where I put the larger 3M piece on the rear doors.

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Ok. Thanks. Did you put any behind the front tires or only at the place you indicated?
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Ok. Thanks. Did you put any behind the front tires or only at the place you indicated?
I haven't put anything behind the front tires. There is a little road rash on the bottom inside lip of the fender flares in the wheel wells behind the tires. However, it's not really noticeable from a foot or more away. The paint on the plastic flares & rocker panels seem to withstand more abuse than the metal doors. I have the 3M film on the outside mirrors, hood, front facia & grille. Just an aside note: I did line the wheel well fender lips with the 3M film on my Charger SRT8. It did help prevent paint chipping in that area on the metal fenders.
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I haven't put anything behind the front tires. There is a little road rash on the bottom inside lip of the fender flares in the wheel wells behind the tires. However, it's not really noticeable from a foot or more away. The paint on the plastic flares & rocker panels seem to withstand more abuse than the metal doors. I have the 3M film on the outside mirrors, hood, front facia & grille. Just an aside note: I did line the wheel well fender lips with the 3M film on my Charger SRT8. It did help prevent paint chipping in that area on the metal fenders.
Good info. Thanks. Did you have the 3M film professionally installed? And what color is your jeep, I heard that the film is more noticeable on black paint?
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Good info. Thanks. Did you have the 3M film professionally installed? And what color is your jeep, I heard that the film is more noticeable on black paint?
My Jeep is mineral gray metallic & the Charger was silver. The film is virtually invisible. I bought the pre-cut kit from a 3M supplier & installed it myself. Installation is definitely an art, and if you haven't done it yourself before, you should have it installed by a professional. I have a buddy who put the film on his black Camaro. It is more noticeable & air bubbles & stone chips in the film show up as white marks.

One issue to note is, that as the film ages, the edges might start to lift a little & a very small amount of dust/dirt will get in between the film & paint. This doesn't damage the paint, but the edges start to look white on black vehicle & dark on a light coloured vehicle. It's important to make sure the edges of the film properly adhere to the paint at installation.
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My Jeep is mineral gray metallic & the Charger was silver. The film is virtually invisible. I bought the pre-cut kit from a 3M supplier & installed it myself. Installation is definitely an art, and if you haven't done it yourself before, you should have it installed by a professional. I have a buddy who put the film on his black Camaro. It is more noticeable & air bubbles & stone chips in the film show up as white marks.

One issue to note is, that as the film ages, the edges might start to lift a little & a very small amount of dust/dirt will get in between the film & paint. This doesn't damage the paint, but the edges start to look white on black vehicle & dark on a light coloured vehicle. It's important to make sure the edges of the film properly adhere to the paint at installation.
Great info again. Thanks. I can't decide on having the film applied or spraying the 3M paint protection just near the wheel wells. The spray only lasts a year but this would allow a fresh coat annually. On black paint.
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Great info again. Thanks. I can't decide on having the film applied or spraying the 3M paint protection just near the wheel wells. The spray only lasts a year but this would allow a fresh coat annually. On black paint.
I've never used the spray, so I can't comment on its durability, appearance, or ease of removal. The benefits I see with the adhesive film is that it is very strong and offers superior paint chip protection (I do a lot of highway driving & the road debris hits the front of the Jeep like shrapnel at highway speeds) , plus it's easy to remove in the event of damage (heat it with a hair blower and it pulls right off). Downside is that the film plus installation is relatively expensive.
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