2020 GT500 / 2016 GT350
Do you guys have any advice or tips on how to maintain the paint of these cars? Between the 350 and the 500 I can’t get over how easily the paint chips. Or maybe I’m just unlucky?
It’s tough to say because I have another chip on the pillar front side window.Brother, that looks like a dipshit parked next to you and their kid banged the back door into your car not once, but twice!
Thanks for the advice. I will look into your advice.I typically have my cars wrapped with XPEL, it is expensive but does an excellent job. Looking at your pictures, those are some sizable rocks that are hitting your car, I would guess at least 1/4 in diameter...ouch! At a minimum, make sure you get those touched to avoid further damage/peeling.
In addition to the XPEL, I use Liquid Glass (yes, it is no longer made but you can still find them on ebay/Amazon) It is a wax that forms a clear shield and can help protect against small rocks, sun, and dirt. I've been using that on all of my cars for years and the paint on my cars hold up extremely well. I have yet to feel any wax that compares after a fresh coat, the paint feels smooth as glass and the shine is amazing. I had a 2015 Jeep SRT and I drove it quite a bit and the paint looked perfect right up to the day I sold it.
My prior Shelby (2010 GT500) I put about 8 coats of Liquid Glass on the front areas and never had a single rock chip on the front, on one occasion, I saw where a rock hit but you could see the small layer of Liquid glass which protected the paint. Each coat requires around 4 hours of sunlight so, it's easy to do 2 per day if the weather cooperates. I believe the "new" version of Liquid Glass is known as Finish First, I used it and it's about the same.
No regrets for not protecting more of the paint? Any chips in the rear?+1 on the PPF. I have it on the front of mine as well as most of my other vehicles. On the others, which I drive a lot more, I did headlights, rocker panels, door handle cups, front of mirrors, etc. I have never regretted the investment, as others are correct that it isn't cheap. Nothing really good is.
No kidding, the Brembos leave a lot of residue, on my Shelby and my wife's Trackhawk even after a short drive the rims/brakes are dirty. I typically wipe them down each time as it only takes a few minutes and if I do not, it is much more work later on. I will be curious to see what brake options become available however, I typically stay with the Brembos.