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    I am fitting the mudguards on Friday if the bodyshop get them painted in time.

    One thing I noticed the other day when I presented them up to the wheel arch was that the mating of the front set where not so good and there’s a possiblility of dirt getting in between the bodywork and mudguard. I can see the dirt acting as a rubbing compound and scratching the paintwork.

    This may be more a future problem with rust. I was thinking of making a rubber/silicone packing piece to seal the gap. Has anyone else seen this and has anyone got any ideas on improving the mating?

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    I just did a set, with the rears get the top torx in 1st, the other two and the bottom loine up then, with the fronts try getting the bottom torx in !st before drilling the inner wing protector, I got one perfect but the other isn't a perfect fit cos I drilled the wing 1st, the torx on the sill has the hole already there so it's the easiest way imo, next time i'll do em all perfect due to knowing my way around em this time, one other thing, the top torx in the rears can be a sod to undo if it's gone rusty, so make sure you hit it with some WD before and clean the head out so the bit fits right it.

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    yes brocks, I had the same trouble when fitting the fronts to my car. The offside one fits nice and flush but the nearside one has an awful gap between the bottom of the wing and the mudflap. To be honest I havent done anything with it yet as I havent had the time, and ive just had a look and cant see any scratching, but there is dirt inside the flap. My idea was maybe a piece of door seal either off an old car/caravan might do the trick... hope this helps and if youve any better ideas id be glad to hear them....Cheers Bob.

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    Hmmm, maybe i didn't **** it up after all, thats the same side as I had trouble with.

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