whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR ??

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whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR ??

Post by patallen » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:44 pm

its all breaking apart like chocolate just by looking at it...
is it the final countdown or there is a solution for that.

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:51 pm

The pieces make a fun jigsaw puzzle... :headbang

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by patallen » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:42 pm

is there a way to "rejuvenate" that plastic while its in place ?

i dont know....spray some slow solvent like blending solvent ?

i have some u-pol 20:43...worth a try.
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Post by merk23literturbo » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:29 pm

There is no fixing them, save the POR. Search and you'll find options with pictures.
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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by MarkM » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:32 pm

Unfortunately, they do that. There have been several threads on here with people discussing various alternatives. Mustang and Taurus fender liners with slight modifications come to mind.

I've never seen anyone posting about a successful rejuvenation, but I don't know that anyone's ever tried to either. Try it and let us know what happens.
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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by sierra_base_model » Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:49 am

I assume we are talking about the plastic arch liners that go brittle?

If so the Scorpio liners are very similar, would need a bit of trimming and fettling but could be the closest thing if you can't find any XR4ti liners, although they will be made of the same stuff so finding some could still be a chore :|

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:44 pm

sierra_base_model wrote:I assume we are talking about the plastic arch liners that go brittle?

If so the Scorpio liners are very similar, would need a bit of trimming and fettling but could be the closest thing if you can't find any XR4ti liners, although they will be made of the same stuff so finding some could still be a chore :|
Yes, the plastic inner wheel well liners is what we're talking about. I wouldn't bother with trying a Scorpio version unless we found that it was made from a much higher quality plastic (which is possible, given that the interior bits for the Scorpio are much higher quality than the XR stuff).
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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by sierra_base_model » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm

I stripped a '94 Granada Cosworth and the wheel arch liners did seem better but it could just be pot luck that they were still in one piece.

Not all Sierra arch liners are knackered yet, still plenty out there that are in good nick.

It's probably a case of loads of different batches made over the years and some are made better than others.

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:05 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
sierra_base_model wrote:I assume we are talking about the plastic arch liners that go brittle?

If so the Scorpio liners are very similar, would need a bit of trimming and fettling but could be the closest thing if you can't find any XR4ti liners, although they will be made of the same stuff so finding some could still be a chore :|
Yes, the plastic inner wheel well liners is what we're talking about. I wouldn't bother with trying a Scorpio version unless we found that it was made from a much higher quality plastic (which is possible, given that the interior bits for the Scorpio are much higher quality than the XR stuff).
Scorpio liners are rubber not plastic. I stripped four from a parts Scorpio thinking they "should" fit or even if they needed a nudge/trim here and there, not a problem.

I had earlier installed Mustang liners on XR fronts with cutting/trimming/stretching here and there (heat gun) and drilling mounting holes to fit the XRs mounting points. Decent enough and not difficult install.

Tried to fit one of those Scorpio liners on an XR and immediately saw it would be more effort (being rubber they're floppy in handling...) and being rubber you can't stretch/mould them using heat, and so said Eff That and ordered anither set of Mustang liners as raw material.

Definitely not plug-and-play...

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by Matt01 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:12 pm

mustang liners? fox body?

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by duncan1437 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am

stumbled on this today. see last post

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 9&start=15

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Re: whats wrong with the inner fender splash guards on my XR

Post by mhamilton » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:47 pm

http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 30&t=17689

I have a set of all 4 Scorpio liners. They are still flexible as a 20 year old Korean Yoga Instructor (channeling Ed Lejewski, sorry). They are similar to the XR, but a lot of effort will be needed. I am going to go the Mustang & Focus route.
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