10th Honda Civic Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi folks

Just picked up my new EX. :laugh:

I noticed within the wheel hubs they are using a noise reducing felt material. Since my car will be in snow and slush for a good chunk of the year I was worried that:

1. This sticky felt will encourage more snow slush buildup than traditional plastic wells

2. Snow ice and salt will get behind the material making it harder to clean and lead to corrosion down the road

3. Road salt will destroy this material in a couple years and we will be all tearing these things out.

Anyone with any experience with this type of exterior material on the car

Thanks. R
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
182 Posts
Nothing to worry about. Our Toyota Highlander has it as well, and we drive through snow a lot. It has been through 7 winters and it looks the same as the day we bought it. No special care is required. Drive and enjoy. Actually, less snow builds up as compared to exposed wheel wells.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
100 Posts
This is in Toyota's as mentioned, Lexus and Jeeps too I noticed and I see people asking the same question everywhere when they notice it. I see people questioning it back in 2009 with a quick search and everyone says it is holding up just fine. I know it is in my Honda HR-V too, but as widespread as it is now I assume it will be fine as they have had plenty of time to know if there were going to be long term issues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
My 2005 Nissan Maxima has similar material, 10 years and no problems with it. It is only in the rear wheel wells though. Pretty tough winters here too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
Hi folks

Just picked up my new EX. :laugh:

I noticed within the wheel hubs they are using a noise reducing felt material. Since my car will be in snow and slush for a good chunk of the year I was worried that:

1. This sticky felt will encourage more snow slush buildup than traditional plastic wells

2. Snow ice and salt will get behind the material making it harder to clean and lead to corrosion down the road

3. Road salt will destroy this material in a couple years and we will be all tearing these things out.

Anyone with any experience with this type of exterior material on the car

Thanks. R
Congrats man!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,287 Posts
BTW what does the material feel like?
If it's anything like what other cars have on them it's like a felt feeling material glued to a plastic serface, not too different than the "carpet" honda puts in the civic floors.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
If it's anything like what other cars have on them it's like a felt feeling material glued to a plastic serface, not too different than the "carpet" honda puts in the civic floors.
but how do they keep it from getting mangled by salt and wet?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
100 Posts
Elfin magic I believe.


That's why everyone is worried at first look, you just can't believe it would stand up to hard weather but it does! Hence its elfin magic!
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top