Severe Over-Land "Trail Rash", do you say; "oh no", or "who cares"?

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Just took "Tank" out on the trail to shoot some video for my YouTube channel, as I try to do every weekend, and I went through some extremely narrow paths and got a ton of trail rash. The right side of my truck looks like I had a close encounter with a pissed off wolverine LOL!
So...On the one hand, I was upset since my truck is only 4 months old; but on the other hand, I was like; "Oh well, that's over-landing".

Where do you fall on this subject? Do you try to "fix" or buff out your scratches, or do you let your rig proudly display it's battle wounds?

I appreciate your opinion,
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Yes, the wolverine scratches must be documented as I am sure very few of us have actually seen the aftermath of a wolverine attack! All kidding aside I tend to fall on the side of taking care of my gear but most certainly not babying it-I got some pinstripes on my Raptor the first month I had it and just purchased some mild scratch remover and went over it at home, then waxed it-you can still see traces of it 11 years later but it doesn't really stand out unless you are looking. I had a debate once with a friend who had just purchased a new 4x4 that went something like this-Him "I just spent $XXX on this truck, why would I take it out and risk damage?" Me-"why would you spend $XXX on a truck if you weren't going to take it out and risk damage?"
 

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...Where do you fall on this subject? Do you try to "fix" or buff out your scratches, or do you let your rig proudly display its battle wounds?
Pinstripes from a Tennessee carwash are the validation of the Overland Bound badge. As long as they don't expose the metal to paint, no problem.
 
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First, THANK YOU for Service! My Dad was aghast, when I took my hours old Ramcharger out and brush pin stripped it. With my Jeep part of the deal when I bought it was a detail, the guy used a clay bar and it all came off. The only thing I worry about is the "Remember you have to drive this to work" . Don't break too bad!
 
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LMAO! I love all of your answers RAGMAN, OLD TANKER, and TAHOE PPV!! :grinning: Mine not be as bad as PPV, but the pix of your truck did make me feel a lot better!

I only have a Go Pro, don't know how good the quality will show; but here are 5 of the pictures I took minutes ago:
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Thank ya'll for any input....Will that "Buff Out"?
Skol! ~ Land Viking Adventures
 

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First, THANK YOU for Service! My Dad was aghast, when I took my hours old Ramcharger out and brush pin stripped it. With my Jeep part of the deal when I bought it was a detail, the guy used a clay bar and it all came off. The only thing I worry about is the "Remember you have to drive this to work" . Don't break too bad!
Heck, I have a clay bar! Maybe I will try that. :)
 

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Been living with desert pinstriping on our vehicles for years. Goes with the territory! "Only" four months old vehicle? It had to happen sometime. Reminds us of a friend years ago who brought home a brand new jeep. His wife walked out of the house, looked it over, said, "Yeah! Sweet!"... and kicked a dent in the front quarter panel. Her response to his somewhat anguished, "Why'd you DO that?" was, "Now you don't have to worry about getting the first dent!" True story.
 

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Ehhh. its in the clear coat. Time to learn how to buff out the paint. This is why all my Jeeps were white. I don't like that happening on my Cruiser so that gets buffed when I have an issue. Last trip out and I had to "nose" into some brush to turn around. Something with major thorns was growing in it and it took it down to metal.....sigh.
I heard there is a ceramic coating that's suppose to help. Its very expensive though and I don't know anyone who exposed it to heavy brush.
 

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Been living with desert pinstriping on our vehicles for years. Goes with the territory! "Only" four months old vehicle? It had to happen sometime. Reminds us of a friend years ago who brought home a brand new jeep. His wife walked out of the house, looked it over, said, "Yeah! Sweet!"... and kicked a dent in the front quarter panel. Her response to his somewhat anguished, "Why'd you DO that?" was, "Now you don't have to worry about getting the first dent!" True story.
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It always bothers me when I "pinstripe" a nice looking daily driver.
So...when I got serious and started the van build one of the first rules was "no pretty paint". Went with a truck bed paint so scratches either don't show or don't matter.
 

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It always bothers me when I "pinstripe" a nice looking daily driver.
So...when I got serious and started the van build one of the first rules was "no pretty paint". Went with a truck bed paint so scratches either don't show or don't matter.
I’m considering Raptor lining thecopcar.
 

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The Envoy came with stripes...as well as scratches, scrapes, and gouges. So, my philosophy was, "with enough dirt, nobody would ever see them".
With the Collie, I tried to keep it as clean as possible, until my horse decided to make a dent in the bedside the same size as her ass. After that, I've been careful, but not too concerned if it happens for a good reason.

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I have gotten my share of the Northwest pinstripes.
 

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