If you are just getting into off roading and building your first trail vehicle, there are a lot of things that you are going to learn along the way. One of the things that you will learn is that spray on coatings are great for more than just bedliners for pickup trucks; they can also be used for protecting other parts of all-wheel vehicles like the Subaru Outback or Forester. Check with your Subaru dealership before applying coatings or making other changes to ensure proper application and to be sure nothing you do negates your warranty. The following spray on coating tips and tricks to help make your first off-road vehicle as tough as a rhino:
1. Under Carriage Coating to Protect Against Corrosion and Rust
The under carriage of a stock Subaru is vulnerable to damage because raw metal materials can corrode when exposed to dirt, water and debris on trails. To protect the underside of your car, have a spray on coating applied to these areas. Parts that cannot be coated can be protected by regularly coating them with oil and cleaning your car after you take it off road.
2. Protecting Fenders and Vulnerable Areas with Bedliner Coatings
The fenders of your car are other areas that are vulnerable to damage when driving off road. Use a spray on coating to protect the metal of the wheel wells and to make cleaning after driving on trails easier. In addition, you may want to have the areas around the fenders coated to protect against unsightly damage to paint.
3. Protective Coatings for Vulnerable Mechanical Parts to Reduce Wear
There are many mechanical parts that are exposed to dirt and debris when driving off road. Protective spray-on coatings are a good solution to protect the mechanical parts of your car, such as control arms and suspension components. Where the coating cannot be used due to friction, you will want to keep parts coated with oil to protect them.
4. Ultimate Off-Road Paint Jobs Using Protective Coatings Instead of Auto Paint
Before you get ready to start driving your new Subaru off road, you may want more complete protection while you are out on the trail. Another option when considering using spray-on coatings is to use them to paint your car, which protects it from scratches and can be a good addition to other aftermarket off-road upgrades that you want to do. Again, always check with your Subaru dealership.
These are some tips and tricks that will help you use spray-on coatings for more than just the bedliner and can protect your off-road vehicle from damage. If you want a reliable car for daily driving and taking off road, contact a Subaru dealership to get an off-road car that is right for you, and you can talk to them about adding protective coatings at the dealership.