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Old 03-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Talking Pinstripe Avoidance! I did it! (this time)

I know, paint and body damage is supposed to be some sort of badge of honor, but that doesn't really work for me. Not yet, anyway -- I just made my fourth payment on it.

So I went out to the Ocala National Forest on Saturday with my group, and we went through some pretty tight trails. Didn't get any photos of the worst parts because I was too busy whimpering quietly under my breath as the branches raked across the body panels...

Some of the others got some scratches, but here's the thing: I went into complete obsessive mode, and applied 4 coats of Maguiar's Tech Wax 2.0, each a day apart, in the 4 days prior to the trail ride. In the end, I didn't get a single scratch anywhere (well, maybe a couple of small ones in the plastic fenders, but I don't mind that).

Just thought I'd share. It was a big deal.

The group thinks I'm close to taking the title of Diva Jeep for the level of care I put into its appearance, but (at least for now) the title remains with the guy that details the engine bay of his TJ in between trips.


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Most small scraches will buff out its when u drag a rock or log acrossed it that wont buff out.

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Wax does help but trust me, you'll stop that routine. I love that nails-on-chalkboard sound these desert scrubs makes on the Jeep. Music to my ears
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Wax does help but trust me, you'll stop that routine. I love that nails-on-chalkboard sound these desert scrubs makes on the Jeep. Music to my ears
Ha! Yeah the black paint on my 99 is not so great so I found it a blast to swerve and hit limbs sticking out and watching my passengers ducking even with the windows up!
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