Needless Wear & Tear Protection for the Interior

isubronco

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First: The Bronco is not my daily. All the miles on my Bronco are either off-road, getting to the trail, or towing a trailer... the rock rails and skid plates are already marked up and will continue to be. The exterior paint is full of bush pinstriping that can be corrected when I want want it to be. I purchased this vehicle with the intent on getting it dirty, but I also intend to keep it a while and like to keep my vehicles in good condition for my own OCD and future resale value.

Second: I've seen other threads where people have noted how easily the interior plastics scratch.

In Summary: This thread is intended to identify and prevent needless damage in common problem areas.

Rear Seat Belts: On my 2 door, the rear seats have only been used once. The seat belt buckles are starting to rub into the hard plastic (I have less than 1,000 miles). I'm planning to wrap an old sock around the male end of the buckle.
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Center Console: This picture is of the passenger side of the center console. I'm not sure what's causing it. Likely the female end of the seat belt? Again, I've only had someone in the back once... so the seat has only been folded a few times. Considering adding the sticky back felt that you can buy for furniture feet and applying to the female end of the buckle.
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rtazz17

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Meh,this is typical of most new vehicles now. Not just ford or bronco. When 99% of interior is plastic this is what happens
 

tritonx100

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No real solution here. maybe you can buff it out with plastix
 

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The seat belts connectors are meant to retract and sit in the belt flap. Sometimes they don't fully retract into that pocket and the metal on the back of the clip rubs against the plastic causing that wear.

Add the soft side of Velcro to the back of the seatbelt clip across the metal portion. Do this for all 4 seatbelt clips. It will reduce the marring significantly !
 

cyberfalco

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This is a rough one for sure. I use the foam bumper cover shipping sleeves I got from a friend that works at a body shop to minimize damage. You should see the inside of my 2011 JK!
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