lower fender / door paint blasted

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  1. nortontremblay

    nortontremblay Silver Member

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    hi i have 700 km / 434 miles and my lower fender and my door is like sandbasted ... the pain is chiped and gone...

    i was very careful to not hit any sand on the side road and i went on the highway 2 time only on the life car... i never went in any dirty road or trail... and never beat the car or make wheel spin ...

    what can i do ?
     

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    oh dang

    I have 3300 on my challenger and that area still looks and feels smooth like butta.
     
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    nortontremblay Silver Member

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    what can i do ? i drive very carefuly and i always wash my car after a ride.... paint is gone on both side until the middle of the door... the rear wheel fender are in perfect condition...the problem is only in the front
     
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    It's the design coupled with sticky tires. My first Challenger had that within 1000 miles. Learned my lesson with this one and got some rock guards from mile one. No chips.
    RockGuards : 2015/16 CHARGER, RT, SRT or Hellcat, Rock Guards
     
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    I got Rock Guards and xpel around that area.
     
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    bigsursteelhead SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Beeman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club

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    Go to dealer and complain . Something wrong with the paint, maybe bad prep before paint, or primer wasn't sanded before the paint was applied. Cars paint shouldn't chip with 700 km
     
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    nortontremblay Silver Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Good luck with that. Many Challengers have this issue. Can they all have faulty paint jobs? Can't see how rock chips from sticky tires protruding out past the wheel wells can be twisted into being Dodge's fault. Just sayin..
     
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    Mine were sand blasted as well from the previous owner. As said above the sticky tires kick up a lot of rocks. Get the OEM splash guards asap.
     
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    OP.. Def flaps in the back and front. The extra step of the clear wrap back there is a added layer of protection.
     
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    Mopar splash guards are your friend. I didn't like the idea until I slowly moved up the street and all you heard was every little pebble bouncing up all over the wheel wells and such. Got a chip on the front fender with only 30 miles. Ordered the splash guards and installed.. No problems since. These tires are like a vacuum cleaner.
     
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    I have a chip on front fascia and that is all, 7000k and counting. The OP says in the third post it's only his front fenders and his doors, NOT HIS REAR QUARTERS. Does he not have sticky tires in the back? How can that be? My car is fine so is Dragons car in post #2, he says his are smooth like butta.
    Yea I admit some of the paint work on our cars aren't to industry standards, you also have to remember this is a mass produced vehicle and shit will happen.
    There are cars out there much more expensive than ours with much the same problems. They also don't have 707 horsepower do they
     
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    I had the same exact sandblasting occur on my 2010 PCP Challenger RT. It is because of the sticky tires picking up every bit of dirt and sand on the road and flinging it at the side of the car. That is why the FIRST thing I did was put the mopar mud flaps and paint protection film on my Hellcat when I got it.
     
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    Lots of luck with that! Get the OEM Mopar splash guards. They look good and fit well. Until you do that, don't plan on turning your front wheels while the car is in motion :confused:. If it bothers you, plan on repainting your doors after you install the splash guards.
     
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