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    What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    Good day everyone. I was just wondering what this textured surface is I've seen that runs along the bottom side of some Ford Trucks I've come across?

    Do you think I should avoid running my polisher over this area?

    Personally I believe Its some type of protective coating.



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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    My Tundra has similar on bottom of my cab. I polish it like the rest of the paint.

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    My Tundra has similar on bottom of my cab. I polish it like the rest of the paint.
    What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks? .... this.... its normal. Used to help prevent scratching/rock chips.... polish like normal

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    Is it soft to the touch?

    My VW GTI had something similar in a small area directly behind the wheels on the bottom edge of the rocker panels. On that car the textured area was soft and rubbery to the touch, so I didn't polish it. Since it was on the bottom of the rocker panel of what is an already very low car, it was invisible and not a big deal if it was blemished. I just kept it clean.
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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    Looks like the Ranger line, right Jake?
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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    Thanks brother! I really appreciate the response

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    It looks to me like an undercoating that they put regular paint over. Either that or they have one hell of a problem with orange peel.

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

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    Looks like the Ranger line, right Jake?
    No, not the Ranger line. I believe this one was an F-150. Don't know the year. The same texture was on my father in law's truck I polished up with the BF One Step as well.

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    It's a rubberized coating to help with rock chips and such. Kind of like the clear film that different manufactures use behind the wheel well openings or rocker panels.

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    Re: What's this textured surface I see on the bottom of Ford Trucks?

    It's called,

    Chip Guard






    I had this along the bottom of my 1969 K5 Blazer. I polished it like normal paint.








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