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#1 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 06:21 PM
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Has anyone noticed if there MudFlaps have been wearing away at the paint on the body?

This is what has happened to mine



Its the same on the drivers side front's only.

The car is booked into the Dealer for Monday (couldn't get any sooner)
I'm just looking to see if anyone else has noticed this?

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ouch..i'll have a look at mine. it looks like is under the plastic, isn't it? front?
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Yup, both front Driver and Passenger wings are like this, just behind the plastic of the mudflap

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Hi everyone,

This is my first post.

I was considering purchasing some mud flaps, because my Ceed always seems to get really dirty along the lower part of the front doors and the sills. I would be interested to hear of anyone else's experience with mud flaps on the Ceed. Are they effective? Have they caused any damage to paintwork? They do seem rather small and quite expensive (over £100 for 4 including fitting).

BTW - thanks to everyone for their interesting and informative messages.
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they make big difference if you have dirty roads.
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Has anyone noticed if there MudFlaps have been wearing away at the paint on the body?

This is what has happened to mine



Its the same on the drivers side front's only.

The car is booked into the Dealer for Monday (couldn't get any sooner)
I'm just looking to see if anyone else has noticed this?
can you zoom out a little bit?
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I'll take another one tomorrow, means having to clean the car again, only washed it yesterday, (when i posted this topic) had to go out on call earlier today and down a road full of muck now theres an ince of s**t on the mudflaps

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I had similar damage on a Focus I owned, though not so bad. I have never liked mudflaps, as the photo shows they trap wet, salty, dirt against the paintwork and the airflow flexes them to grind off the paint. If they were vital to the wellbeing of the car KIA, (and other manufacturers), would fit them as standard kit.

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In Sweden they are a part of the standard kit, at least on the SW. Mud flaps are really needed in our weather/road conditions, even though I don't know much about the Ceed standard mud flaps. I will keep a close look on mine(fetching the car on monday).
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It's difficult to see from your photo, but that doesn't look like the mud flaps that I've had on my two SW's.
I ran the LS for two years and the flaps were absolutely rigid and moulded to fit tight against the bodywork. There are no gaps and no movement to cause any sort of chafing.
My 2010 SW 3 is exactly the same.
Are you sure that these are Kia parts?

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