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Has anyone else noticed the amount of ice/snow/mud that builds up on the front edge of the front doors? I live on a dirt road and the amount of stuff stuck up there is amazing. What really worries me is that without rocker panels all of that road spray will stay up there and stay wet.

I'm willing to bet that the lower door panel and the kick panels will be rusted out in two or three years.

This is a horrible design. It may look sleek with the door panels going all the way down like that but the rust will kill that look. This must have been designed by the "old"GM.
 

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Just spray it off every week or two.

I sprayed the wheel wells with fluid film and the ice build up was zero when we got our 5 day slush storm here. Other cars had tons of crap but ours had very little.
 

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As bballr says just open the doors and spray the area with water. Seems like a no-brainer.

And there's NO WAY those panels will rust out in two or three years. That's absurd!

I like the design... keeps my pant legs from getting dirty.
 

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michiganmtbr said:
Has anyone else noticed the amount of ice/snow/mud that builds up on the front edge of the front doors? I live on a dirt road and the amount of stuff stuck up there is amazing. What really worries me is that without rocker panels all of that road spray will stay up there and stay wet.

I'm willing to bet that the lower door panel and the kick panels will be rusted out in two or three years.

This is a horrible design. It may look sleek with the door panels going all the way down like that but the rust will kill that look. This must have been designed by the "old"GM.
I live in Michigan also, and noticed the same thing and had the same concern. I had the factory mud flaps installed which helps some. Like others said, I just spray it off. Make sure the drain holes stay open.
 

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Ditto from Washington State with the same problem. Had our 2011 a week when we noticed the grit and fir needles building up along the bottom of the door wells. Thought the rubber insulation was faulty, but the local service mgr says otherwise. Like the other responders, he said just live with it.
 

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I noticed the same thing and just put on OEM splash guards for this reason. Poor design for sure.... A future problem area for rust if not washed on a regular basis.
 

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Not to be a smart a** but I have solution for the snow and ice problem-----------------it's called south Florida!!!! Born here 67+ years ago and I'm not moving.
One of my grandsons was in Minnesota late last month visiting his girl friend before returning to the middle East and guess what------------it was snowing.
 

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Before we ride our dirt bikes on the trails when it rained, we spray the under side of the fenders with WD40. Mud gets kicked up all under their but the big chunks fall off easy. The rest we just spray it down wit the hose. If it works for a dirt bike maybe it will work for you. Spray a coat of WD40 in your fender wells and find out. ;)
 

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Not to be a smart a** but I have solution for the snow and ice problem-----------------it's called south Florida!!!! Born here 67+ years ago and I'm not moving.
One of my grandsons was in Minnesota late last month visiting his girl friend before returning to the middle East and guess what------------it was snowing.
Don't want a crocodile in my kitchen, thanks.

All I want to say is all locations have their advantages and disadvantages.
 

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Don't want a crocodile in my kitchen, thanks.

All I want to say is all locations have their advantages and disadvantages.
This is true but I also don't want a Moose, Elk or Bear wandering around in my neighborhood. By the way it was an Alligator and the person had a "doggie door" that turned out to be an Alligator door----the Florida Crock is still rather rare.
I'm still not moving; don't know what I would do if I couldn't wash and wax my vehicles for 6 months or more like some places up north.
Anyhow good luck with your problem ----------hope you or your dealer find a fix.
 
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