The installation instructions step 1 indicates to clean and wax the areas to be covered with a high-quality paste wax. Sorry for this dumb question, but why would you need to do this? And can I skip this step without damage later on?
My guess would be so that the paint is protected from dirt rubbing between the fender and the guard in case the guards are ever removed. I simply cleaned mine, but since it was a week old I didnt go to the trouble of waxing it.