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Unread 09-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Ideas on protecting WK2 against scratches when offroading

Hey everybody, we have a 2014 JGC Ltd 4X4 and are looking forward to doing some light off-roading here in NV, AZ area. We'd like to avoid the scratches we'll get from bushes, etc on the trail. Anybody know of any good ideas (like removable magnetic body panels, etc) that fit a WK2 that we could use when off-roading and help keep the family car looking good? Not so much an issue with a JK, but we use our Jeep as our everyday ride, too. As always, any help (aside from suck it up - it's a Jeep would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 09-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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3M makes a spray on plastic protectant that is removable. Meant for the hood stone protection, but should work anywhere there aren't many body details. Can't recall the name.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #3
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There's nothing I'm aware of specific for our WK2's. I have quite a bit of pinstriping from following some JK's/TJ's down trails.

There are options for a spray on film, don't know anyone who has done it. Some guys in the local jeep club use these:http://www.rigrubbers.com/ but they don't make anything for our WK2's

Curious to hear if there are any other options
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Unread 09-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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honestly, I wouldnt offroad anywhere that could scratch a car that you would not want to scratch.... because you will scratch it.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #5
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For "light" scratches, I would think the 3M clear film would be thick enough to work...
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Unread 09-27-2014, 11:32 PM   #6
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Hey everybody, we have a 2014 JGC Ltd 4X4 and are looking forward to doing some light off-roading here in NV, AZ area. We'd like to avoid the scratches we'll get from bushes, etc on the trail. Anybody know of any good ideas (like removable magnetic body panels, etc) that fit a WK2 that we could use when off-roading and help keep the family car looking good? Not so much an issue with a JK, but we use our Jeep as our everyday ride, too. As always, any help (aside from suck it up - it's a Jeep would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
A friend mentioned to me once, that he keeps in his 4x4 a cheap set of tree trimmers in the back oh his FJ. Of course it would mean getting out or sending the significant out there. However, it can make friends as well behind you in a group.
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Unread 09-29-2014, 05:00 AM   #7
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If you want to save the paint itself... probably good idea to throw a plasti dip coat then peel it off after off roading if money isn't the issue.
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Unread 10-05-2014, 12:28 PM   #8
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Hey thanks for the feedback everybody! I did find the 3M Paint Defender Spray Film on Amazon. I'm going to give it a try and then let you know how it goes!
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Unread 10-06-2014, 09:57 AM   #9
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Brushes in AZ are unforgiving lol, good thing my GC is white. The pinstripes on the black plastics are hard to hide though.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM   #10
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"Bush" provided pinstripes on black plastic cover nicely using the standard touch-up paint from dealer. Prob work for other colors as well. (scratched in CO, CA, AZ ...) Also - I don't really care too much as it proves my Summit isn't just a pretty face who only goes clubbing....
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Unread 10-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #11
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I have the black part on the side of the pillar scratched up deep (not worth the touch up) and I do consider it as an experience stripe
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