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Old 05-18-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Im getting really upset. Ive had my Baja for just over a month now, 3,000 miles on the odo. and the plastic bedliner deal has scratches ecerywhere, and I really havnt even had the chance to haul anything but a suitcase in it. THe rear seatbacks are all scratched when the roughest thing I put back there was a large cardboard box and a plastic laundry basket. THese dont bother me as much because the car is supposed to be used, but the lid to the storage bin between the rear seats also has a fresh scratch in it. It appears to be from my jacket, I draped it across the rear seats and when i went to retreive it, the zipper dragged across the lid lightly and scratched it. THat really really really annoys me... How do you guys prevent/deal with this?
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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I've noticed the same thing. The rear seat center console cover scratched very easily and the bed plastic is noticeably scratched after a few hauls to the local dump.
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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Wow that sucks. Is it possible to spray down one of those Rhino liners?
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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I was JUST wondering the same thing! can they spray that onto plastics? It might work well in the bed and on the seatbacks.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:15 AM   #5
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From what I understand, they can spray it on any surface. At least from what I have heard from the local body shop.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:37 AM   #6
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I kept getting scratches in that center section as well. I sanded it down once but later just removed it all together and put a 8" subwoofer in it's place.
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Old 05-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #7
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braveit1 es deh Mang!
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:30 PM   #8
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The center console cover scratched very easily

I feel your pain! I have two 3 inch long scratches on my center console. Worst part was it wasent me but my brother who decided to light a strike anywhere match on the damn thing! (and I can thank him for the ciggerette burn in my seat)

never again will I let someone drive my subie.

But now it got my thinking into painting it black or a different tone of silver
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:39 PM   #9
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No one smokes in my cars....Ever.

Don't you have a cig lighter right below the radio?

that's pretty harsh and disrespectful, make him take his own car!
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:52 AM   #10
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Boys, I stopped caring since the very first scratch. I haul anything I can with my baja. Snow board, gear bags, mountain bike, home depot items, my kids, other peoples kids, bo staff, and etc...
It is hard to prevent damage to the damn plastics in our bajas. One sure way to do so is not to haul anything in it at all and do not take any passenger inside.
Just make it a show TRUCK
Don't get me wrong, I feel your pain, I'm just being realistic and learn to deal with the pain.

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Old 05-19-2005, 03:08 AM   #11
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AMEN to that
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:39 AM   #12
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I should take pictures of our Baja bed... let's see...

Rocks
Mulch
Dirt
Bikes
Dogs

^^^ Have done their part in scratching our bedliner. In case you missed the news, the thing is considered a truck. If you wanted something to pimp, get a freaking Esclade.

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Old 05-19-2005, 10:22 AM   #13
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Im just suprised its already scratched after hauling nothing. As I said, doesnt bother that much cause its made to be used. What ticked me off was the interior scratching so easily. Youde think they would put a descent plastic in it at least. I can't imagine how crappy its going to be in a year if cardboard box scratches it all up
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Old 05-20-2005, 06:37 PM   #14
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Heeeeheeeheee
I rode in the back of our Baja the other day on the way home from Lowe's. It was fun.
I had to hold a few 16ft hunks of lumber so when my wife launched it all didn't go sailing out the back.
You guys should try it.

I remember riding in the back of my father's Brat and my brother's Brat. The Brat had better entry height and more comfy seats, but the Baja has a better ride and more room in the bed.
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Old 05-21-2005, 09:41 PM   #15
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Yeah eventually it will just be a scratch textured surface What are ya gonna do?


I had to learn to just let it go right from the start, with it being my wifes new daily driver I knew it wouldn't be long before it was totaly trashed and scratched up. We already had to have the rear bumper cover replaced and she already has a new scuff in it. I keep having to tell myself "I don't care, it's her car" But it's hard. Now when it comes to my SVX thoe hate Kill DESTROY!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:56 PM   #16
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Scratches happen. Yes, it's the softest plastic I have ever seen... ever. You just touch the bed and wham... scratch! The console in the back seat was scratched when I bought it... a little Armorall hides it for a bit. I'm wondering what will happen in a few years after the sun gets it?
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:00 PM   #17
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Yeah eventually it will just be a scratch textured surface What are ya gonna do?


I had to learn to just let it go right from the start, with it being my wifes new daily driver I knew it wouldn't be long before it was totaly trashed and scratched up. We already had to have the rear bumper cover replaced and she already has a new scuff in it. I keep having to tell myself "I don't care, it's her car" But it's hard. Now when it comes to my SVX thoe hate Kill DESTROY!!!!!!!!

Calm down... deep breath! ooohhhhmmmm... it'll be fine. (in my best sing-songy soothing voice).
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:56 AM   #18
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I would sugest 303 is has a high SPF for pastics and stuff like that..
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:19 AM   #19
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Calm down... deep breath! ooohhhhmmmm... it'll be fine. (in my best sing-songy soothing voice).



Ahhhhhhh, Ok.....feeling better now.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #20
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Regarding the bed liner, we've used a tarp when hauling logs and there haven't been any scratches so far. We also keep the hard top on, so maybe protection from the sun helps?
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