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Anyone else noticing considerable 22" tire debris sling on the lower rear fenders even on dry, clean roads. Especially visible on light colors like white, silver etc. It appears that the larger tires stick out beyond the wheel wells causing the sling. I can just image what it looks like on wet, dirty roads.
 

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Have you considered getting mud guards for your GV80? Or solutions like it?
I'm thinking about it but haven't really looked yet. Are there GV 80 specific mud guards? I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had some narrow guards that weren't too obvious. I'd go that route but I'm not a fan of wide ones that look like the old style mud "flaps".
 

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I'm thinking about it but haven't really looked yet. Are there GV 80 specific mud guards? I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had some narrow guards that weren't too obvious. I'd go that route but I'm not a fan of wide ones that look like the old style mud "flaps".
There are mud guards available if you're interested @smiley47

 

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You can have the mud guards painted to match the color you have. I’ve got a VIK Black, so the color of these would be ok. I’ve done that on other models before. Just made a deal with the body shop guy and parts dept to paint them sometime when they are using the same color on another car. So not a lot of extra work or setup time. And give me a low price to do that.
 

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There are mud guards available if you're interested @smiley47

Thanks Kurt, I'm going to drive a few more miles to see if I need the front guards in addition to the rear. I haven't noticed any dust/dirt on the front lower quarters so far.
 

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Anyone else noticing considerable 22" tire debris sling on the lower rear fenders even on dry, clean roads. Especially visible on light colors like white, silver etc. It appears that the larger tires stick out beyond the wheel wells causing the sling. I can just image what it looks like on wet, dirty roads.
I'm having the 3M clear film put on the rocker panels to protect against stone chips (in addition to the front of the vehicle) because that's a vulnerable spot.
 

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You can have the mud guards painted to match the color you have. I’ve got a VIK Black, so the color of these would be ok. I’ve done that on other models before. Just made a deal with the body shop guy and parts dept to paint them sometime when they are using the same color on another car. So not a lot of extra work or setup time. And give me a low price to do that.
Is there a picture available of the mud guards? I would like to see their design.
 

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I'm having the 3M clear film put on the rocker panels to protect against stone chips (in addition to the front of the vehicle) because that's a vulnerable spot.
That would be a good alternative to mud guards @smiley47 paint protection film makes a big difference. That way your GV80 is completely protected.
 

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That would be a good alternative to mud guards @smiley47 paint protection film makes a big difference. That way your GV80 is completely protected.
I have a full front clip bra installed and the entire GV is ceramic coated. I might have the detailer add clear bra material to the lower rear quarters for protection but I doubt that it will prevent the dust type appearance I'm experiencing now. I'd still like to see those mud guards that anyone has installed.
 

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That would be a good alternative to mud guards @smiley47 paint protection film makes a big difference. That way your GV80 is completely protected.
Thanks, I'm having the 3M Film applied to the front bumper, leading edge of both front fenders, front 3rd of the hood, headlights, side view mirrors, A Pillars and the rocker panels front to back including the chrome strip (just above the rocker panels) front to back.
 

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Thanks, I'm having the 3M Film applied to the front bumper, leading edge of both front fenders, front 3rd of the hood, headlights, side view mirrors, A Pillars and the rocker panels front to back including the chrome strip (just above the rocker panels) front to back.
I would suggest you talk to people who have only partially covered their hoods. I have seen several which over a short time have discolored and the cut line is painfully obvious. When the entire hood is covered it never shows.
 

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I would suggest you talk to people who have only partially covered their hoods. I have seen several which over a short time have discolored and the cut line is painfully obvious. When the entire hood is covered it never shows.
Good point, thank you. Are you having yours wrapped?
 

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Sounds like you're on top of protecting your ride. How did you option your GV80?
It's a Prestige, Uyuni white with Dune and marine blue interior. I've had my last several cars ceramic coated since I am anal about keeping them clean, very clean. With ceramic coating I've found that I can run them through a high quality car wash weekly or more often with no swirls showing in the paint even under a detail light. High quality coatings are good for at least 3 years before they need a "tune-up".
 

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It's a Prestige, Uyuni white with Dune and marine blue interior. I've had my last several cars ceramic coated since I am anal about keeping them clean, very clean. With ceramic coating I've found that I can run them through a high quality car wash weekly or more often with no swirls showing in the paint even under a detail light. High quality coatings are good for at least 3 years before they need a "tune-up".
Nice color combination!

My wife (it's essentially her car to drive) picked the Prestige package with the 3.5TT, Gold Coast Silver with the Beige Black interior.

Like you I'm super particular about keeping it clean to the point where I washed it yesterday with about a foot of snow on the ground. It was 26 degrees when I washed it and some of the water froze on it (in addition to turning my driveway into an ice skating rink) before I could entirely dry it off. I put it in the garage to thaw it out and then put a coat of Caranuba Spray Wax on it. I put a coat of Caranuba Paste Wax on it right after bringing it home on 12/28. We put about 325 miles on it so far. I'm contemplating having the graphite coating put on while I have the 3M Film installed.
 

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It's a Prestige, Uyuni white with Dune and marine blue interior. I've had my last several cars ceramic coated since I am anal about keeping them clean, very clean. With ceramic coating I've found that I can run them through a high quality car wash weekly or more often with no swirls showing in the paint even under a detail light. High quality coatings are good for at least 3 years before they need a "tune-up".
Ceramic coating is one of those things you don't realize makes a huge difference until you get it. Once you see what it can do you never want to go back haha.
 

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I had a full front clip wrap, front bumper, hood and mirrors done. It is also ceramic coated with gtechniq ultra.
I also had Gtechnique CSL + EXO applied to the entire car , and also had Film applied to the front bumper, side mirrors and rocker panels from front to back. The film does not preclude the dirt slinging, but it comes off pretty easily and the paint is protected .
 

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I would suggest you talk to people who have only partially covered their hoods. I have seen several which over a short time have discolored and the cut line is painfully obvious. When the entire hood is covered it never shows.

I had XPel done on the front third of my hood, the entire front bumper, headlights, the A pillars, the leading edge of the roof, door handle pockets, the lip where the tailgate opens, and the rear quarters behind the tires.

I had my Lexus LS done and after ten years it still looked good. Although the line was visible from some directions, to m3, it was better than paint chips.
 
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