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Off Road OCD?!

I see all these awesome pics, and I'm wondering: how do you guys keep your XKs in tip top shape (lack of dents, scratches, and etc.) with going off road so much, I want to know your secrets.

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Apperently you have not seen my XK in person yet. I have scratches along both sides from the front all the way to the rear from the Pine Barrens Trail Ride back in August. Also a few parking lot dents from ignorant people!




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I always try to keep a set of loppers...



...and a bow saw...



...on me when we are out on the trails. Keeps the big stuff from messing ya up too much.

Other than that, it's really all about taking the right lines. Most of the stuff that damages a lot of rigs on the trails is easily avoidable.

With my old Jeep (ZJ), I really couldn't have cared any less about scratches/dents. This one, though, I'm like you... kinda OCD about it.


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Apperently you have not seen my XK in person yet. I have scratches along both sides from the front all the way to the rear from the Pine Barrens Trail Ride back in August. Also a few parking lot dents from ignorant people!
X2. Funny story about this. A couple weeks ago I was at the body shop where my wife's wrangler is being repaired. I pull up to the office (which has a big picture window) and walk inside. The guy inside says "oh I see you've got a Jeep that needs some work!" I stood there with a puzzled look on my face and wondering how the guy knew I was there for my wife's Jeep that the roll-back had dropped off. Then I turned and looked at my XK just outside the window and realized how we were both confused. "NO NO That one is just fine" I replied and explained why I was there. He then looked out the window at the Commander with the same puzzled look I just gave him. I guess some people see scratches and dents as bad things. I look at them as a story of the trails I have been on.

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When I get to a spot that may cause body damage or scratches, I just pick it up to a hover and go around it. Then I set it back down and continue.

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The first day I took my XK out with less than 100 miles on it and installed my first "Arizona Pinstriping" I knew it was over. I have no dents (except on the underside) but the scratches are a plenty.





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Yup, me too, scratches, dings, bumps and chips to go around. Someday, I'll get it repainted. Someday. But, I have a lot of other mods to go before that.

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i have a lot of scratches, a lot of lower door dents. just recieved a new door dent from last weeks snow run, and the rockers are smashed really well.

the dents are my badge of honor!

damn, polar, i need to make your adapter plates. pm me will you!
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lotsa wax after trips helps hide scratches


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lotsa wax after trips helps hide scratches
I received lifetime Auto Butlter with my purchase so every six months the dealer waxes it for free.



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