Sound deadening insulation in left front fender

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  1. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    I remember Brampton Builder saying there is a huge piece of sound deadening insulation in the drivers front fender. I was washing the cat today and I saw this sticking out of the rear of the fender near where the driver side hood hinge is located.

    Man I'm tempted to rip this out. Seems like something that would retain water and over time cause the car to rot...

    Anybody else see this?

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    I'd leave it alone. The squeaks and rattles would be worse than some possible rust later. I'm sure they took that into account before engineering it into the car.
     
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    Looks like it would soak up water pretty good. There's got to be a better way to seal this.
     
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    OP,

    Was it wet after U washed the car?
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    mine got removed I am thinking from the black hood shop back in Feb.
     
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    Damp near the top (I just washed car including engine bay) but what worries me is how wet it is down in the fender and if it holds the water or if it just drains through and out the bottom of the fender well. The stuff does look like it probably drains. I'd had to find out the real answer after my fender rots out!
     
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    I could be wrong but I doubt this does anything for squeaks and rattles. I think it is just sound deadening material. Nothing should be moving inside the fender to cause a squeak or rattle.
     
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    If that's what I think it is, I have roughly the same material in giant sheets on the underside of the 300 (from the factory) for sound deadening. I also have it in all wheel wells.

    It's gone to bed wet lots, and I mean lots of times fresh from being washed. Just had the car up on a hoist a few weeks ago, and no deterioration / etc. issues here.
     
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    As Toast said: It's in the wheel wells & behind the rocker panels. B.B. had stated in a previous thread that it was absorbent & in my mind, will be a P.I.A. in the future. Especially for those who winter drive their cars. I'd love to get rid of every last piece of that shate out of my car & live with the extra noise!!!
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    you need a happy face on your icon now........... didn't you bring that brand new cat home???
     
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    Waiting for the call today!!! Albeit, impatiently... Back to work tomorrow... So it has to be picked up today or it waits for another week............

    I guess I have a reason to go back to work owning this car!!!

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    What ever became of this
     

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