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Old 05-08-2013, 10:16 PM
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In spite of taking every reasonable precaution, I'm getting numerous small paint chips on the metal fender return just aft of the rear wheels towards the bottom (particularly on the drivers side). The rear tires on the 991 are a rubble cyclone ...

I can't believe Porsche designed the trailing edge of this wheel well without any protection (other than the stippled finish) - it won't make it past 10,000 km without a repaint.

I haven't found much in the way of protective appendages other than some film products which wouldn't likely survive on the small "stippled" edge. Anyone know of a plastic stone guard (or edge trim) that could be installed behind the rear wheels ?

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:28 AM
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I've got film installed-it's working pretty well to protect it so far
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mud flaps?
i would use film
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Film will help but you're right, the constant sandblasting will in time eat through just about anything. Slap a piece of Stongard or other film on there. It will work on the schutz bumpy surface. It will also wear out and need to be replaced.... they are all like that by the way. 911's I mean.
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do you have spacers?
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Yes this takes a beating, my paint is nearly gone on this edge after 10k miles of driving on my gravel strewn roads - good place for clear film.
Fortunately it's part of the plastic bumper cover!
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Thanks guys - I don't have spacers. I'm going to try and find some film or Stongard. Dealer wasn't much help in my area. Can't believe Porsche added a mud guard on the forward wheel well and ignored the rear which sees more damage. Perhaps they weren't concerned because the bumper is plastic and not prone to corrosion like the front well ...

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Just found a spray on product by 3M - has anyone tried it. Don't think I would take a chance on large surface applications, but it might be very good around trailing wheel edges ...

http://www.amazon.com/3M-90100-Paint-Defender-System/dp/B00CCOBOI4/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1365982134&sr=1-1&keywords=90100%203m&tag=vglnk-c562-20%22%5D3M%2090100%20Paint%20Defender%20System%20:%20Amazon.com%20:%20Au tomotive"]3M 90100 Paint Defender System : Amazon.com : Automotive
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