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      11-10-2019, 11:42 AM   #1
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Rocker panel rash

Bought a Tanzanite Blue M6 and noticed this crazy area behind the front wheels. It's like the area was sand blasted from road debris due to wide tires.

Have any of you dealt with? I am thinking respray rocker panels off car and PPF? Then figure out what to do about the car's panels. Not a fan of any respraying really.
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      11-10-2019, 11:46 AM   #2
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Bought a Tanzanite Blue M6 and noticed this crazy area behind the front wheels. It's like the area was sand blasted from road debris due to wide tires.

Have any of you dealt with? I am thinking respray rocker panels off car and PPF? Then figure out what to do about the car's panels. Not a fan of any respraying really.
Has it been detailed? Be amazed what the right company could do...
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      11-10-2019, 12:12 PM   #3
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Bought a Tanzanite Blue M6 and noticed this crazy area behind the front wheels. It's like the area was sand blasted from road debris due to wide tires.

Have any of you dealt with? I am thinking respray rocker panels off car and PPF? Then figure out what to do about the car's panels. Not a fan of any respraying really.
Has it been detailed? Be amazed what the right company could do...
Not yet. Scheduling a full paint correction and ceramic, but these are definitely through the clear.
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      11-10-2019, 08:50 PM   #4
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Since the front fenders are made of plastic...proceed with due diligence. The M6 has a carbon fiber roof which is not listed in the data in your other thread about "trunk material"...but the other panels I believe are listed correctly.
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      11-10-2019, 11:09 PM   #5
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Detail it with full paint correction. Then apply PPF.

Ceramic coating does not protect paint! A lot of people think that it does and it's completely false. It's simply a longer-lasting semi hydrophobic coating. It just makes washing easier and waxing less frequently necessary. Think of it like a longer lasting wax. It will not protect rocks and debris at all. To really protect your car, you have to use PPF.
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      11-11-2019, 02:57 AM   #6
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Get DR ColorChip you put in your paint code and they send you a kit to remove road rash and chips a very easy DIY you can't mess up, it will look night and day when done, it doesnt fill the chips completely just hides them, the way it looks to me to make it perfect you need a respray, I would definitely try DR ColorChip

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      11-11-2019, 12:36 PM   #7
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I have the SAME problem on my M6 with only 13k miles! No solution yet.
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have it cleaned up as much as possible and see how you like it. if it is really bad, have it resprayed and get it xpel'd and ceramic coated. i did the whole car minus the doors trunk and quarter panels. the fender and rockers get a lot of punishment from when you corner with the MPSS or even Pzeros. the price thats paid with sticky tires
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I have the SAME problem on my M6 with only 13k miles! No solution yet.
I didn't know if this was a common issue or if the previous owner's daily route was over a gravel road or something. It's pretty wild how bad it is.
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Bought a Tanzanite Blue M6 and noticed this crazy area behind the front wheels. It's like the area was sand blasted from road debris due to wide tires.

Have any of you dealt with? I am thinking respray rocker panels off car and PPF? Then figure out what to do about the car's panels. Not a fan of any respraying really.
I have the same issue near the front and rear tires. Stuff is like sandpaper and won’t come off
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      11-14-2019, 12:43 AM   #11
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Had the same problem on mine. Had my rocker panel sanded down, re-painted and XPEL Ultimate installed.
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