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Who in California or good weather state uses mud flaps/guards

I have the Tesla ones, was driving up the Cajon pass on way to Vegas about a month ago. Snow on the road and I don't know what they put down on road there but I could hear it hitting the wheel wells. When i finally got to stop the area in front of the rear door was rough looking and feeling. The rocker panel is very marked up too. I assume anytime, you get into bad weather you are going to hit this area of the car. I also have the PPF but haven't installed it yet.
 
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I think PPF is critical. Even in SoCal I had a number of chips on the rear doors within 500 miles. Since Tesla fixed that paint and I put on PPF I haven't seen further damage (I don't have mud flaps).

I expect the plastic lower trim will get damaged over time but I'm less concerned with that than the paint.
 
I live in the Los Angeles area and I have PPF installed along the lower portion of the doors, but still installed the front mud-flaps. For me it's mainly to keep rocks from flying up and hitting the paint. On the rare occasions that it rains, my car stays pretty clean now. It's a pretty cheap purchase for the added protection.
 

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I think PPF is critical. Even in SoCal I had a number of chips on the rear doors within 500 miles. Since Tesla fixed that paint and I put on PPF I haven't seen further damage (I don't have mud flaps).

I expect the plastic lower trim will get damaged over time but I'm less concerned with that than the paint.

Are you referring to the PPF that Tesla offers? If so i was wondering how that small amount of PPF would really be effective.
 
Bay Area MY LR with mudflaps.

Switched from OEM Tesla ones to these a couple of weeks ago.

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