Overgrown tracks generally mean one thing, no one else has been down this track for some time.
This is where the 4WD will really get pinstriped (scratched and scraped). Once you have pinstriped your vehicle more than 10 times you will find that you stop worrying about it too much and just enjoy the fact that no one else has been where you are right now for some time.
Scratching your vehicle is a major reason why a lot of people just don’t take their 4WD’s off road. To go off road you need to get over the fact that you will pinstripe the 4×4 at some stage, it’s all worth it. A real 4 wheel drive is pinstriped. A sparkling clean scar free 4 wheel drive is just a SUV or soccer mum’s vehicle.
When driving through overgrown tracks you can minimize scratching and damage by sticking to the side that has the freshest vegetation (if there is a choice at all). Fold the mirrors in as they might go missing on those real dense tracks.
Get out and chop off the thicker vegetation, sometimes there will be branches too, these would be wise to cut off as you’re not out there to get pinstriped you’re out there to get to where you want with the least pin striping possible.
If you have taken the wrong turn down a really bad overgrown track it can be near impossible to turn around and even worse reversing as it’s near impossible to see anything at all. Also the mirrors will be in danger of snapping off while reversing.