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Hello, everyone:

My first post, and it feels a bit like first world problems. 馃檪

I'm a new MC20 owner and noticed that there are tiny pebbles getting stuck between the meeting point of the trim piece that exits the wheel vent and the piece that extends down the side. I'm looking for advice on how to get rid of what's there and also maybe prevent more from getting in there.
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Tim
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only way to eliminate is to seal off the openings in the front wheel wells. Not the best for aerodynamics but if your not tracking the car you'll never notice it. I did it on mine and problem solved.
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Yes I talk about that problem when I rented a mc20a few months ago. Still waiting for my car to come, But anyway I was thinking that When I do protection film on the car, I was thinking of putting a solid piece over that area on top and bottom to cover the gap completely. Any thoughts?
I assumed these were getting kicked up from the road. I can't see how they'd come through that mesh and fall down between those parts and get stuck, but I can see how they could get flung up from the road and wedged in there. I am planning on doing some non-competitive track runs, so I'm not prepared to block that off at this time, but I will keep that in mind.
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Yes I talk about that problem when I rented a mc20a few months ago. Still waiting for my car to come, But anyway I was thinking that When I do protection film on the car, I was thinking of putting a solid piece over that area on top and bottom to cover the gap completely. Any thoughts?
I am thinking that something from underneath could do the trick. I'm not sure if PPF could stand the rigors of these pieces moving and flexing as we'd want something to bridge the gap between the parts and PPF is meant to be attached to a single part. Something like a heavy black tape applied from underneath could work and be unobtrusive.

I'll need to figure out an easy and gentle way to get those out before I try a solution.
Lets us know what u think would work.

ty
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Perhaps a small piece of rubber moulding could be inserted in between the pieces so that rocks can't collect as the moulding would fill the space...?

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Hello, everyone:

My first post, and it feels a bit like first world problems. 馃檪

I'm a new MC20 owner and noticed that there are tiny pebbles getting stuck between the meeting point of the trim piece that exits the wheel vent and the piece that extends down the side. I'm looking for advice on how to get rid of what's there and also maybe prevent more from getting in there.
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Thanks,

Tim
There are a couple more areas that accumulate pebbles and stones.

- Inside of the rear wheel-wells where the plastic liner meets the metal鈥as a gap where pebbles stick鈥ricky to clean.

- Rear area underneath the car in back of the wheels (see photo). An I mpossible area to access鈥 my car is at the dealer getting its annual; I asked them to clean out the area when it鈥檚 on the lift.

I鈥檓 waiting to get the car back, then I鈥檒l try covering the air ducts inside the front wheel wells with an adhesive backed closed cell neoprene as was recommended above and also to me by TKM524 (a Very knowledgable owner).

Also a final suggestion to anyone coming up on their annual service鈥ave your dealer order all the parts for the service Before you bring your car in. Some parts are back-ordered for weeks.
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Also a final suggestion to anyone coming up on their annual service鈥ave your dealer order all the parts for the service Before you bring your car in. Some parts are back-ordered for weeks.
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(y) Excellent suggestion, and it applies to many other Maserati models as well . Particularly when you have your car serviced by an independent shop.
Thanks for that heads-up. I will check that out as well. I鈥檝e already been asked to be in two car shows 馃榿 so I鈥檒l need it to look it鈥檚 best! 馃檪
I am thinking that something from underneath could do the trick. I'm not sure if PPF could stand the rigors of these pieces moving and flexing as we'd want something to bridge the gap between the parts and PPF is meant to be attached to a single part. Something like a heavy black tape applied from underneath could work and be unobtrusive.

I'll need to figure out an easy and gentle way to get those out before I try a solution.
I've found a good way to remove those small pebbles is to use a credit card and push up from the bottom in between the two trim pieces where the pebbles are jammed. There is a small section where you can only get to from the top.
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I've found a good way to remove those small pebbles is to use a credit card and push up from the bottom in between the two trim pieces where the pebbles are jammed. There is a small section where you can only get to from the top.
This is awesome, thanks! I've been trying to decide the best way to tackle removing what's there before preventing more from coming in. I have more than one card I don't use that I could sacrifice for the cause if necessary.馃檪
So, I put black electrical tape on the underneath side, hoping to prevent more pebbles from getting between the pieces. No such luck. I happened to receive a list of coupons from Harbor Freight, and they had a 4-pack pick and hook set for free. I grabbed that, which I found to be a little easier to get some of the more stubborn pebbles out. For the interim, I've covered the top side with black electrical tape as well. It's not my favorite solution, but it's not readily noticeable.
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