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post #1 of 23 Old 11-22-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I was washing Envy today when I noticed something a little different about her driver's side roof ditch molding. There appeared to be a space on the outer (door) side of the entire molding.

My trees are dropping their leaves right now, so it came to my attention because several of the small leaves actually washed into the space and disappeared. So I pulled up the molding and was shocked to see that it was full of crap. This prompted me to pull up the other one, even though it looked like it was okay. It too had crap in it, just not as much. If this debris were to sit there for any period, it would likely damage the molding and/or the paint, I think. And I haven't read anywhere that the roof ditches should be checked or maintained in any way...more

So my question is...since the body color roof ditch moldings are part of the RS package...Are any of you RS owners having this issue?

My car came from the factory as a non RS and originally had the rubber roof ditch moldings. They went into the ditch and filled it well. But I upgraded to an RS package at my dealership and that included purchasing paintable roof ditch moldings and having them painted and installed. So maybe this is just a problem with my car...hence, the question.

Here are some pictures of the moldings and all the crap that I found inside of them.

Here's the driver's side:



Here's the passenger side:



Here's what I found under the front end of the left roof ditch molding:



And here's what I found under the rear of the left roof ditch molding:



And even though the right (passenger) roof ditch molding looked fine, I found this under the front end of it:

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-22-2010, 07:16 PM
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Im not having any issues with it.I would not worry about it im sure anywhere there is a groove you are bound to get something in there at some point. When i was my car i just use the powerwash to clear anything that might get trapped in there.
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i havent even checked mine. but when you clean it, spray the hose in the cracks to getthe stuff to come out. i dont park mine outside so i dont really give it a chance to get anything in there.

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post #5 of 23 Old 11-23-2010, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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i havent even checked mine. but when you clean it, spray the hose in the cracks to getthe stuff to come out. i dont park mine outside so i dont really give it a chance to get anything in there.
I DO wash the stuff out of the cracks...this was what was still in there afterwards. I use a pressure washer but it obviously hasn't been effective.
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Mine also sits in the garage. And I would never park under a tree if it didn't. Used to park under a tree with my Silverado back in the day and the paint was ruined from leaf stains, bird S--t, tree sap and what ever else falls out of the atmosphere here in Ca. Good luck with that.

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wow didn't even notice..........I will check later

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Yeah mine is Garage kept and when it's outside it's never under any trees or anything else..... It might be just because it was done at the dealership, have U checked with them???


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post #9 of 23 Old 11-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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If I found that on mine... I would trade it immediately.... My car had never been under a tree so no problem..... How about a convertible? Green.... that would solve the problem......
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I park mine in a carport at night and not under trees at work, haven't had this issue.
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