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Sound proofed boot today, then drove out to test much better :) parking one kerb sticking out caught alloy :mad: first time ever 馃槶
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Expensive mistake 馃が
 

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Road noise, but can still hear lovely exhaust though (y) doing under back seats tomorrow.
 

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Soundproofing looks good, quite surprised that KIA left that area sort of unfinished, did think about doing it myself.

Bummer about the wheel, It's all too easy to do on the Stinger , I did it on my old one and I was :mad: as well. I may bite the bullet and buy some rim ringz or similar before it happens to mine
 

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Was gutted but its happened, spoke to a mate who used to do wheels, mine needs skimming recommended local place 拢120 馃槶
 

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Wanted to share my 3 alloys kerbed ones...I however did get GuardX alloy wheels and tyre policy which should take care of the damage.
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Want to swop my bad one for your good one 馃ぃ 馃ぃ
 

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Has anyone removed their back seat the bottom only, watched a video says it only clips out ,2 catches on front mine unclips at front and that's it don't move :unsure:
 

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Sorry not 100% but on other cars there are two bolts just below the upright section of the seats. So once unclipped the lower move up slightly to access the bolts.
 

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Managed to lift seat looking under decided not to bother cant see it making any difference, decided to get alloy damage done price went up to 拢130 new valve needed 馃が any more damage will look seriously at getting wheels powder coated Black gloss think it would look great on White car (y)
 

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Under the bottom is mainly for fuel pump noise and a little bit of the drive shaft noise. You need to do a tap test to see if the metal sounds hollow.
 

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There is already some sound proofing there so i thought its not worth it (y)
 

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For the sound deadening people, new video appeared shows really nicely the bits to do -

I think someone has gone a little OTT on weight saving on the video and interesting that using a Lexicon amp like the face lift ones.
 

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Like the lining!

For minor wheel scuffs (luckily I've only done one.. or should I say the wife did it), I use some fine sandpaper to smooth it off, and it them becomes almost invisible. Sadly, most of my wheel damage is from the dealer changing the tyres though :(
 

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If the dealer damages your wheels changing tyres, they should pay to have them properly repaired.

I learnt that the hard way. Two rear wheels damaged as they put new tyres on.

Then their mobile wheel guy (thankfully!) said he couldn鈥檛 guarantee to match the OEM finish. So I used my local specialist and Kia covered the 拢240 bill.

From now on all my tyre changes and puncture repairs will be done by the wheel refurb specialist.
 
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