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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2007, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rear Fender Flares

I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this problem? On the front side of the rear fender flares it looks like they are being sand blasted from road debris way down on the bottom of both rear doors. I have mud flaps installed. I have stock wheels and tires. I will have to get a estimate on repairing it, but was just wondering if anyone else had paint chipping there or just something on my jeep causing the chipping.
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Re: Rear Fender Flares

I have not had the problem but installed the Mopar Molded Splash Guards a few days after I purchased the Commander.

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Re: Rear Fender Flares

This has been a common problem with cars and suvs. a lot of manufacturers hav put a heavy clear "tape" to protect these areas against stone chips. I have heard of an aftermarket product that many people have installed on their cars. Sorry, I'm not sure of the name, but its out there, and I hear it works well.I believe 3M makes it.

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Re: Rear Fender Flares

I have the same problem, I installed the Mopar molded running boards and it stopped. My tires were to large for mudflaps.

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Re: Rear Fender Flares

Thanks for the responses. The body shop suggested the 3M tape, but I will think about the running boards also. I had searched the archives but hadn't found where anyone else was having this problem with their paint.
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I hate to bring back an old thread from the dead but, I just discovered I have the same problem. One of my rear fender flares has about 6" of paint that has chipped off. Does anyone know if this is covered under the extended warranty or should I just do an insurance claim? Thanks.
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I hate to bring back an old thread from the dead but, I just discovered I have the same problem. One of my rear fender flares has about 6" of paint that has chipped off. Does anyone know if this is covered under the extended warranty or should I just do an insurance claim? Thanks.
Paint is not covered under the warranty for damage due to normal use that I know of, except body rust through. I seriously doubt insurance would cover it unless it was due to an accident.

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This is just something that happens to almost every vehicle out there, in one place or another. Thats why auto manufacturers started adding plastic parts to their cars. Rocker mouldings , fender flares ,bumper covers ,etc. It is much easier and cheaper to just replace these parts when they get all chewed up rather than have to deal with part of the sheetmetal that has been chipped up and is now rusting. I see the clear plastic stuff on most european cars now. Bmw , Audi , and Porsche will do the entire front end , including half way over the hood, while others will just have a little strip on the dogleg or bottom of the bedside on a truck. I don't know where you could buy this stuff though.
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I don't know where you could buy this stuff though.
Just google 3M paint protection film.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotchgard-PPF/Home/For_the/Consumer/

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Is it possible to just buy 1 fender flare from somewhere?
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