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I'll throw this out there, since corrosion protection is a stated concern of yours.
The fenders have to be either installed:
1. in a manner that COMPLETELY prevents water from entering the fender-to-wheelwell and fender-to-inner fender areas, either directly or through capillary action. That means seam sealer, schutz, whatever...in copious quantities. Any water that gets trapped in there will stay there for a while and do some damage. This will be tricky.
2. installed without ANY sealing material, so water drips, runs or otherwise leaves the area shortly after entering.
Option 2 is practically impossible, as dirt, salt, etc. will clog the openings and (worse yet) act as a water-retaining, decaying, acidic, corrosive SPONGE OF DOOM.
Just a thought.
Well, I have to concede that option 2 is better than a less-than-perfectly executed option 1. If the fender is "mostly" sealed and water gets in, it's gonna STAY THERE. That was a common issue with MK1 cars, due to the stupid hood rest grommets and the holes in the fender ledges that they fit into.
It would be better to ventilate the sucker.
You may have already seen these but seem to cover what you need:
Slow night here at the hospital tonight.
Edit: one more http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post14359521
Last edited by MrPill; 08-20-2012 at 02:08 AM.
OK, hold it right there....No such thing, but one thing to keep in mind is this thing is still yet to have clocked (m)any miles of the road's bumps and bruises.Too much rake...
Give it a bit to shake down and settle at it's proper hight before cutting coils...
Just say'n; I know I sound all authoritative and possessive and everything- it's the curse of the Voyeuristic Hanger-On, Interwebby Stylz and everything.
Nonetheless, I pronounce 'Rake' a Good Thing.
'88 Scirocco 16v