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Old 02-28-2013, 01:16 PM
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Thanks Wolf!
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:50 PM
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That's what I was thinking, just prevents them from being visible. I guess that is GM's philosophy: out of sight, out of mind.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wolf8218 View Post
You're welcome.

Personally I think this solution is better:

http://www.nakidparts.com/id22.html

I just used some weather stripping from Home Depot to fill in the gap from the wheel well to the quarter panel.

This would eliminate the source of the rocks, rather than just stopping them from falling all the way down to your lower sill.

If you follow the TSB you'll have about 5 lbs of rocks accumulate inside your panel. Doesn't seem kosher to me.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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Just to say, I have a Base Z51 2007 and had plenty of rocks and dirt coming out of that spot last time I washed it. I sprayed water up that crack until no dirt came out, took a while. So it's not just wide bodied vettes
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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Now I just recived a call from the dealer 3 days after they got it saying they cannot do this for my car as its only for certin models

What I dont understand is in the picture its a 427 vert my car is a 2009 Z and mine is not covered... any insight
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:56 PM
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The TSB states that it applies to Corvettes built to VIN xxxxx.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by zeeohh6ex View Post
Now I just recived a call from the dealer 3 days after they got it saying they cannot do this for my car as its only for certin models

What I dont understand is in the picture its a 427 vert my car is a 2009 Z and mine is not covered... any insight
Just do it yourself with some weatherstripping along the wheel well.

20 minute job.

Dealerships are retarded.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wolf8218 View Post
You're welcome.

Personally I think this solution is better:

http://www.nakidparts.com/id22.html


If you follow the TSB you'll have about 5 lbs of rocks accumulate inside your panel. Doesn't seem kosher to me.
Well actually the TSB is just fine because any small pebbles that get inside just drop into the bottom of the inner splash guard and fall out under the car. There will be no build up of "rocks".

Both methods will work OK but the TSB prevents anything getting into the external gap so the GM fix is actually better. Those inner guards move around an awful lot with the wind and water buffeting but that has no effect on the GM fix because the panel is bolted in place onto the foam strip.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:51 PM
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Only took me 20 minutes to do this.

Was surprised how much build up was caught in there. I figured it was the two or three visible pebbles.

I used the 1" foam weatherstrip suggested.


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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 PM
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I had the car up on my race ramps doing some work today and thought I would take a stab at this while I was still going.

This is what 65,000 miles of crap looks like:



Thanks for the tips!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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I got you all beat, had like a pound of dirt in there!!! And that's not even all of it. There was packed up dry mud in there, so I had to scrub with a wet rag for 5 minutes till I got everything out of there.

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:22 PM
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Need to clean mine out again. jesus. lol
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the solution we hit upon was to use seam sealer, use a liberal amount to fill the gap above the tire, thats the entry point for all the crap that accumulates, seam sealer fills the gap and is flexible, easy to remove if needed, easy to re apply. A friend of mine who is a paint and body guy recommended this method and it works very well, takes about 30 minutes to solve the problem. I'm taking my fender wells out of the rear of my car to add some insulation to deaden tire noise. I could take pics of what we did if anyone is interested
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Yes some photos would be good when you do project.
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6 years is a lot of dirt to accumulate!
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:22 PM
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I had this same problem and it's an eye sore. I took my pressure washer and hit the open space pushed all debris back out.

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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Noticed this on my C6 Z and didn't realize it was an issue. Gonna let my pebbles simmer a few more miles and hope they turn to diamonds.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:22 PM
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man, I shoulda thought of this years ago
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