Road rash

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Road rash

Post by phil-c » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:46 pm

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I had some quite bad road rash on rear sills
I know it’s not as good as a finish if it went to the body shop professionally but I saved a fortune and quietly happy with myself at the result

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Re: Road rash

Post by IIRXES » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:51 pm

You have done a good job there. Are you going to protect your hard work with some protective film?
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Re: Road rash

Post by phil-c » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:15 pm

That’s the plan
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Re: Road rash

Post by BOBCDP » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:52 pm

phil-c wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:15 pm
That’s the plan

Good plan too. I did my previous car very early on in its life and when I sold it at 5 years old, the same wrap was still on there and no marks at all. I was the first job I did on my 30T which I bought at the end of July . No need to buy these fancy kits which are expensive. If you can use a craft knife, a pair of scissors and take a bit of care, that is all you need. A length of good quality clear wrap enough to do both sides twice over cost me £7.00.
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Re: Road rash

Post by chrisjp » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:28 pm

I fitted ready-cut wrap film from Aliath to my XE last October before the dreaded rear sill flare road rash could take hold on my new in September XE. This was made more necessary because of the dark colour - manufacturers all seem to use light grey undercoat for all top colours, light asnd dark, so paintwork chips show up much worse on dark colours. It would be much better if a darker undercoat was used, but hey!
I've washed the car today for the first time for quite a while and noticed that the film itself is now suffering from road rash with a series of small marks all over it. I suppose I can take comfort from the fact that at least the paint hasn't been chipped and I can always fit new film to remedy matters. However, I was surprised to see the film damaged in this way.
Has anyone else had the same experience?
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Re: Road rash

Post by RoJo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:34 pm

Yes, my film has marked by as well. Those stones seem to get flung up with some force! I'm happy the film is sacrificial and can be changed every couple of years.
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Re: Road rash

Post by Jeff123 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:06 pm

I have some of the Aliath plastic stuff to protect mine. Chipped, but still working. If I had my time again I would have bought some heavy-duty film and used the original backing as a template.
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Re: Road rash

Post by chrisjp » Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:34 pm

I've found that the "chipped" protection film (which looks almost as unsightly as actual paint road rash on a dark coloured car like mine) can be disguised quite well by using TurtleWax Colour Magic polish in an appropriate colour and working it well into the indentations in the film.
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Re: Road rash

Post by eski » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:39 am

I bought pre cutted PPF and you really can't see it if you don't know it. Even know that there is PPF it is hard to see. R-sport is really notorious getting hits there.
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Re: Road rash

Post by RobertDriessen » Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:58 pm

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