Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-29-2014, 02:58 PM
nielboy's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 224
nielboy is on a distinguished road
Staples in the fender flares? MYSTERY SOLVED!!!

Sorry about the crappy camera phone pic.

There are staples (yup..garden variety staples) in several spots on the inner lip of the fender flares on our Overland.

They can be holding anything on, because they'll rust right off in one winter.

Anyone know why they are there?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG-20140829-00243.jpg (291.8 KB, 146 views)
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 1,025
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3825
kkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

...and you bought it new? That's quite sad on a $50K plus vehicle.
__________________

__________________
2014 Durango Limited AWD in Granite: Premium Package, 2nd Row Captain Chairs, 2nd row Console.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-29-2014, 03:49 PM
nielboy's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 224
nielboy is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kkreit01 View Post
...and you bought it new? That's quite sad on a $50K plus vehicle.
Yup, brand new. The staples were on it when it was painted at the factory because they are painted as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2013 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Brisbane Queensland. Australia
Posts: 681
Thanks: 2
Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 1550
fwdjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Lets just make them faster and cheaper to make more profit.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
__________________
fwdjeep
Brisbane Queensland Australia
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Bright Silver - Limited
Quatra air Lift - Adventure Off Road Pack II
Mopar Rock Rails
Cheif Front Recovery hook points
"Just need a Bigger Boat"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-29-2014, 03:59 PM
nielboy's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 224
nielboy is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Anyone with a 2014 notice these staples on yours?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,755
Thanks: 42
Thanked 111 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 44328
lstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nielboy View Post
Yup, brand new. The staples were on it when it was painted at the factory because they are painted as well.
Well, maybe the paint will help keep them from rusting for a while.

Can't tell from the pic, which fender is this?

Don't recall seeing any staples, but now you are making me look carefully...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 49,741
Thanks: 897
Thanked 1,171 Times in 793 Posts
Rep Power: 7718770
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

my SRT has no staples
__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED\BlackOps CFR Edition" 1 of 1
2013 JKU Wrangler 10A-stormtrooper'ed, JW Speaker and more!
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 67
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1688
Nonstop is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Vehicles get painted post factory delivery all the time. There's an allowable amount of repair a dealer can do to a damaged vehicle and it does involve paint, sadly, it's still a "new" car. Where there staples in all four corners? There's no reason for it and I can't think of the factory ever using staples on a painted area. The flares aren't painted with the body either so there'd be more than one QC to pass, it's just not likely the factory passed this on. It depends how much it bothers you. I'd certainly see what the dealer says.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-29-2014, 04:29 PM
bill_de's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6,424
Thanks: 346
Thanked 375 Times in 326 Posts
Rep Power: 1802038
bill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond reputebill_de has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottina06 View Post
my SRT has no staples
I think you can request them through your dealer.


---
__________________
If you need a shoulder to cry on ...

... pull over to the side of the road!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-29-2014, 05:09 PM
nielboy's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 224
nielboy is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lstowell View Post
Well, maybe the paint will help keep them from rusting for a while.

Can't tell from the pic, which fender is this?

Don't recall seeing any staples, but now you are making me look carefully...
That's right in front of the driver side tire.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-29-2014, 05:18 PM
nielboy's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 224
nielboy is on a distinguished road
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nonstop View Post
Vehicles get painted post factory delivery all the time. There's an allowable amount of repair a dealer can do to a damaged vehicle and it does involve paint, sadly, it's still a "new" car. Where there staples in all four corners? There's no reason for it and I can't think of the factory ever using staples on a painted area. The flares aren't painted with the body either so there'd be more than one QC to pass, it's just not likely the factory passed this on. It depends how much it bothers you. I'd certainly see what the dealer says.
The staples are on all four of the fender flares.

The front flares have one staple in the spot I photographed.

The rear flares have two each in identical spots on each side.

I was able to get my hand in behind the flare & the staples are holding anything together. They're just there...it's really odd.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-30-2014, 06:55 AM
GCLimited's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 1,025
Thanks: 6
Thanked 59 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 51155
GCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond reputeGCLimited has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Staples in the fender flares?

I've got two visible staples in the front wheel wells of my 2014 GC Overland. The passenger side is not in all the way, and the driver's side is. Its as if these staples help hold the inner fender liner to the fender lip.



__________________

__________________
2 Reflashes, 1 Recall, a New Radiator and Counting...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2012, 2013, 2014, altitude, flares, grand cherokee, jeep, limited, overland, painted, staples, summit

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mystery warbling noise solved! jimbofish Tech Tips/DIY/How to 1 09-16-2013 12:40 PM
WK/SRT8 Fender flares-who's interested? Scottina06 Visual Modifications 83 02-23-2013 05:24 PM
fender flares! JG1323 Grand Cherokee - ZJ 2 02-15-2011 06:12 PM
FENDER FLARES???? LOOK here!!!! Scottina06 Interior/Exterior Visual 10 07-08-2010 05:20 PM
Lets try this again....FENDER FLARES! Scottina06 Visual Modifications 24 07-07-2010 01:31 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.