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Old 03-16-2021, 04:03 PM   #1
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I'm about to close the deal on a nice bronco that has been redone and has a really nice new black paint job. I'm buying it to take on some hunting trips, to the ranch etc. I don't want to mess up the finish with brush scratches and wear/tear from the trails. Has anyone ever put a wrap or some kind of "temporary" protective film on a vehicle? I have seen alot of business vehicles with them for advertisement. Thinking just something 1-2tone and simple. Any advise or experience? also any recommendations in DFW or waco area?
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:31 PM   #2
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A real wrap will run $2,500-5,000, depending on what you want.
I’d get the magnetic sheets luke what companies put their name on that stick to the side of their truck. You can get them custom cut for your vehicle and they’re easily removable. Just make sure there’s not dirt on the paint, or you don’t slide the magnet around, when you put them on.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:38 PM   #3
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Trim your roads.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:58 PM   #4
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Trim your roads.
Since your offering your services.....
Some places we go isnít our lease, I have a truck that stays at main lease. Sometimes I hunt other ranches and I canít control their roads.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:00 PM   #5
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I was wondering if there was like a heavy duty “wax” that would add some protection to the clear coat.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:06 PM   #6
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Get a white truck

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Old 03-16-2021, 09:09 PM   #7
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Paint it with plasti-dip
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:12 PM   #8
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I was wondering if there was like a heavy duty ďwaxĒ that would add some protection to the clear coat.
Lol. To protect from brush? No...
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:14 PM   #9
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Trim your roads.
Or get an ATV.
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Paint it with plasti-dip
Apparently this works well and can be removed with no issues.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:37 PM   #11
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I've heard there's some sort of spray you can buy that protects and then washes off...not sure if that really exists but I've heard some guys talking about it.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:50 PM   #12
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That’s just free custom pin striping.
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Old 03-16-2021, 10:50 PM   #13
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I think some might have missed the point of the question so let me clarify. It’s a 1995 bronco, restored and a high end BLACK paint job I don’t want to ruin. I will be driving on hunting trips and general outdoor activities as well as weekend and weekly driving. I don’t want the paint destroyed by brush scratches I might encounter.

Looking for a temporary covering to protect it so the finish holds up well.
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:09 PM   #14
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Ford is working on a special edition O.J. Simpson Bronco

But instead of white it will be Nicole Brown with blood red interior
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:34 PM   #15
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Ahahahahahha oh man. This is classic.

I’ve never owned a truck I didn’t scratch the hell out of with brush, but they do make a clear plastic film people put on sports cars a lot. They call them bras. Push ‘em up.

Try this link...
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/post-fac...otection-film/
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:34 PM   #16
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Default Anyone ever done a vehicle wrap to protect the finish from brush?

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I think some might have missed the point of the question so let me clarify. Itís a 1995 bronco, restored and a high end BLACK paint job I donít want to ruin. I will be driving on hunting trips and general outdoor activities as well as weekend and weekly driving. I donít want the paint destroyed by brush scratches I might encounter.

Looking for a temporary covering to protect it so the finish holds up well.


Your only choice is donít take it hunting if you donít want to ruin the paint. .... itís going to happen.

We spent 18 hours this summer doing a 5 year cut on our ranch roads. 3 folks with new trucks and 2 with dang near new. Those mesquites are brutal.

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Old 03-16-2021, 11:44 PM   #17
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I think some might have missed the point of the question so let me clarify. Itís a 1995 bronco, restored and a high end BLACK paint job I donít want to ruin. I will be driving on hunting trips and general outdoor activities as well as weekend and weekly driving. I donít want the paint destroyed by brush scratches I might encounter.

Looking for a temporary covering to protect it so the finish holds up well.
I want to see a pic of the bronco!

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Old 03-17-2021, 05:45 AM   #18
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I think some might have missed the point of the question so let me clarify. Itís a 1995 bronco, restored and a high end BLACK paint job I donít want to ruin. I will be driving on hunting trips and general outdoor activities as well as weekend and weekly driving. I donít want the paint destroyed by brush scratches I might encounter.

Looking for a temporary covering to protect it so the finish holds up well.
Well this is a big difference. I believe the show truck should stay one and drive it to the sto and back. Why on God's green earth would you won't to take a restored high end black truck to crappy lease. I don't know where you live but I have a 06 tundra that you can borrow.

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Old 03-17-2021, 06:07 AM   #19
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If you don’t want to scratch the bronco get a wrap or ceramic coating either or depending on brush if it’s thick it will go thru either
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Old 03-17-2021, 06:30 AM   #20
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we use wraps on patrol vehicles, doesn't take all that long for the wraps to start tearing or coming apart in places. Rocks from normal driving, washing vehicle, etc. and this is in a town with paved roads and few trees scratching up vehicles. I guess they make different thickness wraps but they are a pain to put on and take off and aren't cheap or really reusable so that nice black paint job would never be seen. The clear bra is probably your best choice, but have never seen one on a truck that's used in brush and they aren't designed to be taken on and off again either.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:16 AM   #21
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I understand what you are wanting to do but don’t think a wrap will do it. My logic is that it would basically help prevent about the same level of brush art that can be buffed out. Any heavier scratching would penetrate the wrap and scratch the paint.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:34 AM   #22
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You are buying the wrong tool for the job. At a lease you want a crappy bronco.
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Old 03-17-2021, 08:44 AM   #23
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What you want, and what you want it for I don’t think exist. You can wrap it, plastidip it, ceramic paint it, cerakote it. All these are opinions. None will completely protect your Bronco if you’re running it through brush. You also won’t have the showroom finish on your Bronco if you remove it. Magnetic sheets, and a vehicle bra may be your best bet for minimal temporary protection
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Old 03-17-2021, 12:04 PM   #24
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Default Anyone ever done a vehicle wrap to protect the finish from brush?

I have done this before on a trip to Black Gap WMA. For a temporary use I bought the protective film at Home Depot that they use on open houses to protect stairs and carpet and such. Itís sticky but not so sticky that it wonít peel off cleanly when done.


I put it on when I got there. It wasnít easy by myself to install but I simply layed it across the whole truck and then came back at cut at the doors. It wasnít pretty but it worked for the 3 days. Not the solution if you want to leave something on but works for a single trip. Also it wonít protect from heavy brush but does a great job against the thin branches that normally donít scratch paint themselves but rather rub the dirt in the paint.

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Old 03-17-2021, 07:01 PM   #25
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I wasn’t planning to get such a nice one but this had the best combo of low miles and add ons. It just happens to have a really nice paint job. My plan isn’t to beat the brush but you never know when you might need to take a road that is a little tight. It’s no difgeeent than taking my new 70k truck on the same trips when you can’t use a utv. Just curious if there was any viable options to protect it from incidental impact.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:02 PM   #26
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123,000 original miles and completely upgraded on axles with straight axle swap and lowered gears. Guy was pretty meticulous on his attention to detail. Black is pretty scratch prone which is what I’m asking. I quit buying black trucks long time ago because everything stands out. Not much choice on this one.

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