Mercedes CLA Class Carbon Fibre Rear Splash Guards
The CLA with the 19″ wheel option from factory come with plastic rear splash guards. These are for legal reason to extend the bodywork out further than the wheel protrudes but as another purpose they do also reduce the spray that comes off the wheels as well as keeping some stones inside too. Carbonwurks have taken this idea and again made them into carbon fibre!
A nice little add on (or replacement in some cases) that help reduce fling from the rear wheels but also gives a little edge to the rear end with some Carbon. We have changed the design slightly on the underside of the guard to help with bringing the spray back into the arch rather than allowing the spray being brought around the bumper.
The Carbon Splash Guards are made up of 100% Prepreg autoclaved carbon fibre. Prepreg Carbon is the strongest, lightest and highest quality carbon available. The process is a little more involved than other production methods. The carbon is vacuum bagged under pressure and heat in an autoclave for many hours to give a cosmetically and structurally perfect part. Prepreg carbon fibre is expensive but in our continued effort to produce the highest quality parts we are going down this production method more often.
The guards are finished off in a high gloss lacquer, after which the carbon is hand/machine polished and sealed in with a very high carnauba content wax from our partners Race Glaze to give both depth and protection.
Installation is very quick and easy, just clean the inner surfaces thoroughly, take off the pre installed double sided tape and stick in place! If you have the OEM plastic ones already installed, it’s just a case of taking the old ones off that are double sided taped in place.
There are now 4 different types of Carbon Splash Guards available to buy, they are as follows:
- Gloss Carbon Fibre – These guards are in their purest form, gloss black lacquered carbon and nothing else. Ideal for those who like to keep things a little more subtle.
- Gloss Carbon Fibre with red stripe – These guards are following our “Edition 1” trend and are made in the same way as the other guards but are finished off with a red stripe that is vinyl wrapped on. We also supply a little extra red vinyl in case long down the line your guards need a refresh.
- Gloss Carbon Fibre with Gold Stripe – These guards are the same style as the Edition 1 guards but with a Gold stripe instead of Red. Spare vinyl is again supplied.
- Matte Carbon Fibre – These are made in the same way as the other splash guards but matte lacquered instead of gloss. The ultimate Motorsports feel with a matte carbon finish.
- 1 pair (Left and Right) carbon fibre rear splash guards – with pre installed double sided tape
- Mercedes Benz CLA Class W117 2012 – Onwards