First off, to the mod: I have no idea where better to post this. Please move wherever it should be if this isn't it.
Now, on to the questions. I'm (hopefully) about to take possession of a 2012 DGM base hatchback, and I was wondering what the community's thoughts were in the following areas:
- Protecting from road rash. Is there really anything that is worth it? Like a 3M clear bra? I'm not a fan of the idea that it doesn't cover the whole hood - doesn't this leave a lip that is bound to collect dirt/dust and eventually start peeling up? I guess I picture it to be like a screen protector for my phone or something...
- Protecting the interior. I used ScotchGard on my last car and really never had to wash it until I sold it at 215,000 miles. At that point, I used Tuff Stuff and the interior seriously looked new. Any reason to believe that I will have different results with the WRX?
Now, I'm not crazy about car care but I like to take care of my stuff. I know that I could use OptiCoat or whatever, but quite frankly I don't think it's worth the effort. I want to drive the car and have fun with it - not be paranoid about fingerprints. On the other hand, I commute in Los Angeles so the freeways have the potential to create some road rash. I also know that the general consensus is that the paint on these things is soft by comparison.
Any opinions are welcome!! Even if you're just gonna tell me I'm stupid and that "EVERYBODY OptiCoats their cars!!"