Flashing, Bostik Flashband.
Used it on two cars and no star cracks, heat it and it sticks under the wings well. Sounds agricultural but...it works
I sprayed a couple of coats of stoneguard. Seems to have done the trick.
This thread is great timing - as I've just got new arches back from having been vinyl wrapped and was thinking how to best protect and prevent the starring (the reason for getting new arches was loads of starring on the originals from 2010).
Think I'll go with your recommendation Alan.
Would flashband not be a bit heavy?
Fair point - I guess Colin Chapman wouldn't be a fan.
Based on quick calcs it would add circa 600g overall.
Reply to #15
You got me thinking.... Flashband is clearly on the heavier side than "normal" stone protection, eg PPF.
Which makes me wonder whether PPF could be fitted to the inside of the wheel arches???
#17. Chris it Would require a lot of cutting and shaping and getting it to stick properly, I would prefer to paint something on which also can seal joints and then just touch up when required.
Weight ...... a very good reason to try a section of closed cell foam sleeping mat
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Reply to #19
Yes, have to say Im now leaning more towards the sleeping mat approach.
But what glue is used to adhere the closed cell foam to the arch?
A few beads or blobs of Sikaflex or Tigerseal and it won't be going anywhere.