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Old 01-13-2019, 05:30 PM
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Hey guys! Recently bought a new to me 991.1 Carrera S. Loving the car even though it's winter here in Chicago. One thing I've noticed that I find kind of odd and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue is I keep finding pebbles/bits of asphalt getting caught between the front fender and side rocker panel. It's especially annoying since it seems like once I reach highway speeds they break free and hit the car.

Here's a pic of the rocks and a diagram of where on the car they get stuck. Hoping some people can chime in on the issue. Thanks!

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:15 PM
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Place a strip of clear PPF on the inside of the lip of the fender blocking the open space ! My fenders are covered with PPF and I don't have your problem .
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:58 PM
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Wait until you gently pull down and check under the corresponding panel in the rear. You'll really be able to add to your rock collection.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kuma1416 View Post
Wait until you gently pull down and check under the corresponding panel in the rear. You'll really be able to add to your rock collection.
The rear fenders are inadequately lined compared to the 997. My 991 was in the shop twice because of this. One time the pebble was so far up they had to replace a strut and the car was out of service for two weeks. The second time it damaged my brake rotor (witness marks). Steer clear of pebbles it you can is all they can say.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by orclean1 View Post
Place a strip of clear PPF on the inside of the lip of the fender blocking the open space ! My fenders are covered with PPF and I don't have your problem .
Thanks for the advice! The car is a CPO and the paint is in pretty bad condition (not surprised). I'm planning on taking it to my detailer this summer for a full paint correction and PPF; I'll make sure to ask him to get that spot!
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:49 AM
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Those are common traps for small stones and debris. Keep cleaning out. Anything doable to avoid just don't make it look worse. Doesn't damage anything stuck in there just annoying.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:47 AM
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Mine get pretty bad... this is in front of the rear wheels. I first started to notice it bulging because there was so many rocks jammed in there! Mine is a 2017.. but I also live in the country on a gravel road so expected I guess.





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