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Suggestions how to fill lower 1/4 panels rock damage

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TheDarkBlizzard, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Apr 26, 2020 at 3:32 PM
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    TheDarkBlizzard

    TheDarkBlizzard [OP] Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.......

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    6B18A86E-5682-4806-AAA6-1293825A0944.jpg Any suggestions on a wax or sealant that fills the sandblasted pain on the lower fenders behind the wheel and in front? I tried scratch remover but as soon as it rains it looks like shit again. Is there a sealer that will not wash ways the scratch remover or a filler that will help?38D32A1E-2695-44EB-83EF-ACE45E36C8C6.jpg38D32A1E-2695-44EB-83EF-ACE45E36C8C6.jpg
     
  2. Apr 26, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Hard to tell to what you are referring. Looks like dirt from the pictures. Wash it and wax it.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    TheDarkBlizzard

    TheDarkBlizzard [OP] Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.......

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    That is washed and waxed actually. That is the area of the lower fender right in front of the wheel well.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    How deep is it? Maybe clay, touch up, clear coat, wet sand progressively polish seal.

    actually that’s a lot of spots. But hard to tell exactly from the picture
     
  5. Apr 26, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Just curious- do you drive a lot of gravel roads? That’s a LOT of road rash. Gonna have to remove a lot of clear coat to clean up those chips. I wouldn’t do it myself. It’s just gonna keep happening.

    You could hit it with a machine polisher and then get new PPF film over a larger area.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    TheDarkBlizzard [OP] Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.......

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    I drive a lot in the snow and on snow covered back roads in the winter. I never expected that kind of road rash on the front side of the wheel well. I expected to see it on the rear behind the tire without mud flaps, but it's much worse in the front and even the protective film seems like it's getting beat up, which makes no sense....
     
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    It’s debris coming off the front wheels, I presume.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Stock tires/wheels?
     
  9. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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  10. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Wondering if they come out further than stock if that has anything to do with it?
     
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  11. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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  12. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    They stick out about an inch.
     
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    I’m assuming mud flaps were taken off due to rubbing?
     
  14. Apr 26, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    That and the fact they looked like shit...
     
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    damage is done, you effectively sandblasted the areas with the size of tires, poke, and no flaps/guards for protection. best you could do is cover it with clear stone protector decal, or have the bottom of the truck repainted. there is no easy fix for this type of damage. Ski
     
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    You mention you tried a scratch remover and then it reappears after it rains. What product are you using?
     
  17. Apr 27, 2020 at 4:03 PM
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    I tried the Nu Finish Scratch Remover which worked a little and didn't make it so noticeable. Then I put wax over it, but for it seems like as soon as it rained it was back to looking pretty bad again....
     
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    The reason most every "scratch remover" will do exactly what you saw is that they have a ton of fillers in them. These fillers do exactly what their name implies and make it look like the scratch (or pits in your case) have disappeared. As you have found, the effect is indeed temporary. Unfortunately, the only real fix for your situation is a repaint.
     
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    Mud flaps may not look cool but they will help save your paint. I also put vinyl wrap along the bottom 15 inches of my truck and it has held up great after 2 years.844EDDA1-31A9-4266-908D-769BA1FF321D.jpg
     
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