Magnetic Paint Protection Panels

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anyone run these ever? I looked them up on Morris 4x4 and there is only 1 review.
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Wouldn’t the dust trapped between the magnetic panel and the body panel damage the paint?

Maybe if you applied them right after a fresh wash and wax it could work.

Nobody wants to pay the five grand that a full PPF wrap costs, yet it remains the only way to truly avoid trail rash.
 

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Wouldn’t the dust trapped between the magnetic panel and the body panel damage the paint?

Maybe if you applied them right after a fresh wash and wax it could work.

Nobody wants to pay the five grand that a full PPF wrap costs, yet it remains the only way to truly avoid trail rash.
I looked into the PPF, it will only protect against brushing up against bushes to an extent. Anything that would cause trail rash or at least my definition of trail rash, the PPF wouldn’t be enough protect the panels. After a while of off road use, it gets damaged from numerous scratches and ultimately don’t think it looks great fresh or with a few years of use. Paint can be polished out and repainted years down the road for that same $5,000.

I personally would be interested in then magnetic shields for the right price. I keep my Jeep pretty clean and could easily spray it down with a quick detailer or quick wash before installing and hitting the trail. It would protect the paint just as well as PPF from pinstripes in the forest.
 

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Yep. The doors, hood and front fenders are aluminim. The tailgate is magnesium. Only the rear quarters, fllors and firewall are steel.
 

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I looked into the PPF, it will only protect against brushing up against bushes to an extent. Anything that would cause trail rash or at least my definition of trail rash, the PPF wouldn’t be enough protect the panels. After a while of off road use, it gets damaged from numerous scratches and ultimately don’t think it looks great fresh or with a few years of use. Paint can be polished out and repainted years down the road for that same $5,000.

I personally would be interested in then magnetic shields for the right price. I keep my Jeep pretty clean and could easily spray it down with a quick detailer or quick wash before installing and hitting the trail. It would protect the paint just as well as PPF from pinstripes in the forest.

My entire Jeep is has PPF on it. When I rub up against objects tree's and branches that get wedged and stuck in my hinges and door crevices. After a wash and sitting in the sun small scratches and swirls self heal. Large rips or gouges don't happen often. I damaged my ppf on the tailgate when I was trying to take the hardtop off myself. film is damaged but at least i know the paint underneath is still good. All my jeep friends love it cuz they can use the carwash brush on there vehicle without any swirls.

Jeep panels are aluminium so magnets wont work.
 

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I looked into the PPF, it will only protect against brushing up against bushes to an extent. Anything that would cause trail rash or at least my definition of trail rash, the PPF wouldn’t be enough protect the panels. After a while of off road use, it gets damaged from numerous scratches and ultimately don’t think it looks great fresh or with a few years of use. Paint can be polished out and repainted years down the road for that same $5,000.

I personally would be interested in then magnetic shields for the right price. I keep my Jeep pretty clean and could easily spray it down with a quick detailer or quick wash before installing and hitting the trail. It would protect the paint just as well as PPF from pinstripes in the forest.
Of course the PPF is not going to protect from harsh trail rash. But it will give a lot more protection than one thinks. And your repaint scenario. Have you priced a complete paint job lately. Plus the XPEL can be replace one panel if needed plus it will to an extent "heal" itself when "rashed". Paint will not. Sure one can buff it out, but you're only going to do that a few times.

To each his own. Some like it. Some don't. For me it offers protection from brush and such that I would cringe at going through had I not had it covered. I like to keep my ride clean, like you.

Sam
 

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A guy in my off road club showed me the panels on his JK, and while I said I liked them, he was blown away when I showed him that the JL is mostly non-ferrous.
 

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You can layer plastidip pretty thick, and that stuff peals right off.
 

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Of course the PPF is not going to protect from harsh trail rash. But it will give a lot more protection than one thinks. And your repaint scenario. Have you priced a complete paint job lately. Plus the XPEL can be replace one panel if needed plus it will to an extent "heal" itself when "rashed". Paint will not. Sure one can buff it out, but you're only going to do that a few times.

To each his own. Some like it. Some don't. For me it offers protection from brush and such that I would cringe at going through had I not had it covered. I like to keep my ride clean, like you.

Sam
I have priced out paint jobs and more then confident I could get my Jeep painted for $5,000 give or take with decent quality… Not like the factory paint is that great and also one reason I don’t buy metallic painted 4x4s for vehicles I intend to use off road (easier to blend). I actually forgot about the panels not being magnetic.
 

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Option 1) live with the trail rash.
Option 2) wax often, polish every 6 months or year.
option 3) use turtle wax "ceramic" spray monthly, polish every year. That's what I do and my Jeep looks pristine.
 

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Option 1) live with the trail rash.
Option 2) wax often, polish every 6 months or year.
option 3) use turtle wax "ceramic" spray monthly, polish every year. That's what I do and my Jeep looks pristine.
I been doing option 3 and I mostly wheel in the scratchy forest. Jeep looks great, can’t say the same for the soft top windows.
 

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LLumar makes a film called Platinum Extra. It’s a 10mil PPF product designed for extreme use vehicles. Has all the same properties as the regular Platinum - 10 year warranty, self-healing as well as being thicker to handle more impact. Of course, it won’t stop your vehicle from getting dented, but it will help protect against some impacts that standard PPF would not.
 
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