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This is a discussion on rear fender flair paint within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; So, I bought a brand new ISM hatch a few weeks ago and have managed to wrack up 2071 miles ...

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    So, I bought a brand new ISM hatch a few weeks ago and have managed to wrack up 2071 miles since the 19th. Most of that spent on a car trip back home (WV, I'm active duty Navy stationed in VA). We got some snow while i was there and the roads were heavily salted.

    After washing the car I was very disturbed at how many knicks there were on the front side of the rear fender flair (dozens). So my question is what is the best way to protect this area of the car, or is it a lost cause? Another question is if all the new WRX/STi have the plastic covering over that section of the car, or did the dealer forget to take that plastic covering off.

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    Mudflaps help. The paintjob sucks though, so you will have chipping. I would recommend doing something upfront to make up for the soft clear coat. Those plastic coverings are there on purpose, it was not a mistake.

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    I had the same issue as you the factory film didn't cover enough area. As soon as I saw knicks accumulating I decided to get mud flaps and had that whole fender section wrapped in clear bra. I've had no issues since then.
    2011 WRX Limited Spark Silver (5 Door)

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