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Hi, new to this forum. Just purchased a 2016 SLK-350. I really love it. I just noticed that the rear wheel wells enclosed with a felt material while the front wheel wells are plastic. Is this normal?
thanx RDW
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That is how my 2009 is!

see my later post. it is to deaden sound.
Great, so it's normal, how does the felt covering stand up to wet and weather and use over the longer term? I see you have a 2009...
it is one thing you will never think about :D but now that you mentioned it, it will be on my mind forevah! :D
it is not really felt but a felt-like material, just feels like it
no issue ever!
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more info on the 'felt'

its there to deaden the sound of rocks when they fling up inside and bounce around.
rolls royce n' other luxury cars have those on all of the wheel wells.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w164-m-class/1250862-indoor-outdoor-carpet-rear-wheel-wells.html

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/c209-a209-clk-class/1788113-rear-wheel-arch-liners.html
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Hello and welcome from Belgium.
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
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Welcome from Madrid....

Sounds like Jeff's got you sorted !
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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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Welcome from Hillsboro, Oregon! The felt has been in use since the R171 generation. I hate it. It holds up just fine to weather, but it inevitably gets fir needles deeply embedded into the material whenever the car is driven where fir trees live (much of the Pacific Northwest) and it is wet (ditto). I avoid driving Sunhilde in wet conditions, but can't completely escape the needles anyway, especially if it rains while we're vacationing away from home. Each spring it takes a couple of hours to clean them off. A shiny plastic liner would have been better.
Hello and welcome from SW France...


Did I understand correctly... did Jeff liken our cars to Rolls Royce ..:smile::smile:
Welcome from Washington, DC.
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