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Old 06-07-2011, 10:01 PM
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Default Weird outline on oem side skirts. Help!

I was looking at my Z the other day when I noticed this strange outline on the oem side skirt near the rear wheel on both sides of the car. It looks as if something fits over top of the outline. I'm rocking a 2003 touring. Just curious on what this was and if any of you guys have it too. I tried to search but i didn't really know what to call it.lol any insight will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:12 PM
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i think you may be referring to the rear mud guards

something like on the this poor Z in this picture:


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Old 06-07-2011, 10:21 PM
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Jeez poor Z but Thanks for the picture I can use this as a reference, it's on the opposite side of the wheel in reference to the mud flaps, it's a faint outline in the paint, you can feel it with you finger and visibly see it. It covers about alittle less that a square foot of area. It's hard for me to explain.lol
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My '08 has a slightly raised area ahead of the rear wheels. It's probably some sort of protective layer over the paint.
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My '08 has a slightly raised area ahead of the rear wheels. It's probably some sort of protective layer over the paint.
Correct. Its some sort of film to protect against rock chips.
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I have the same thing.. Keeps tar an rock chips ect off the paint
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:58 AM
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I have the same thing.. Keeps tar an rock chips ect off the paint
Wish they had covered the nose and hood with that stuff. It's a lot cheaper to repaint a pair of side skirts.
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Haha thanks guys that's exactly what I was talking about, I appreciate the help!
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im pretty sure its a protective film to help the paint getting messed up from rock chips...
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Originally Posted by sry110 View Post
Wish they had covered the nose and hood with that stuff. It's a lot cheaper to repaint a pair of side skirts.
Mine is...... but it doesnt come cheap.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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So I'm guessing it's like a thin plastic covering? Just seems weird they only put it in that one little spot.lol

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