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Just got my second brand new truck. Was curious to know what extras out there people are investing in to protect their trucks outside the initial protection pitches from the dealerships? I've been looking into getting the 3m Film installed to protect some of the paint and a little hesitant it might be rather noticeable? My biggest concern is the back bumper (painted) and the front part of the wheel wells from rock chips. I drive a lot of gravel in the fall for hunting season, and my BFgoodrich are essentially sandblasting both of those hot spots so i would guess the 3m Film won't hold up for too terribly long. I was also contemplating a shot of Line-X in both of those spots,

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Fluid Film on all the steel parts on the underside, including a liberal amount sprayed in the frame rails.....I guess if you dont drive on salt treated roads you can skip it.
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Hey Guys,

Just got my second brand new truck. Was curious to know what extras out there people are investing in to protect their trucks outside the initial protection pitches from the dealerships? I've been looking into getting the 3m Film installed to protect some of the paint and a little hesitant it might be rather noticeable? My biggest concern is the back bumper (painted) and the front part of the wheel wells from rock chips. I drive a lot of gravel in the fall for hunting season, and my BFgoodrich are essentially sandblasting both of those hot spots so i would guess the 3m Film won't hold up for too terribly long. I was also contemplating a shot of Line-X in both of those spots,

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If you drive on a lot of gravel, i'd definitely consider the clear film. I'd put it on your rockers behind your tires though, as that's where it gets spit up.
I'd also put it on the front of your hood, mirrors, and maybe even look into some windshield film
You mentioned your black bumper(s) too, but are concerned about it making 'em more shiny? If so, you can get protective film in black as well.
I've got a roll I use on my mountain bike(s)
You definitely can see it on your vehicle-on the hood, the line where it ends is pretty noticeable- but you gotta remember, it looks a heckuva lot better than a bunch of pitting
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line-x. Ford ESP.

I also recommend 3M clear bra on the front end.
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If you drive on a lot of gravel, i'd definitely consider the clear film. I'd put it on your rockers behind your tires though, as that's where it gets spit up.
I'd also put it on the front of your hood, mirrors, and maybe even look into some windshield film
You mentioned your black bumper(s) too, but are concerned about it making 'em more shiny? If so, you can get protective film in black as well.
I've got a roll I use on my mountain bike(s)
You definitely can see it on your vehicle-on the hood, the line where it ends is pretty noticeable- but you gotta remember, it looks a heckuva lot better than a bunch of pitting
I got the Magnetic Metallic platinum, so the back bumper is painted grey. My previous truck was showing the wear there as well, so trying to save it as much as i can if possible.
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Fender flares.

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Driving on a lot of gravel roads the first thing I always do is install rear wheel well liners.
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My previous truck was showing the wear there as well, so trying to save it as much as i can if possible.
Contoured mud flaps sound like a no-brainer for your application.
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Paint protection film on the hood, fenders, rockers and behind rear wheels, ceramic coating, fender liners in the back, and mud flaps. The film is only noticeable when dusty, the ceramic will help protect against minor scratches from bushes and such, and the wheel liners and flaps help keep rocks from being kicked up inside.
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I had the molded flaps on my last truck. This time around I have ones similar to the gator backs. I did get the factory wheel well liners, but seem like they donít come down as low as I would have initially thought.
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