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PostSubject: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   27th April 2010, 22:51

Hi,

Just wondering whether any of you clean the inside of your wheel arches. I noticed today that mine are just full of muck but is it really worth the effort cleaning them?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   27th April 2010, 22:54

I dont clean them as such just give them a quick blast with the pressure washer. Gets all the grass ad other crap out.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   27th April 2010, 22:55

Never thought of it before. Even when i give the wheels a good clean just haven't noticed. Might give them a blast with the pressure washer like you said next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   27th April 2010, 22:57

I dont see any point in doing anything else. You cant see in there and the wheels are just going to throw more stuff into there.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   27th April 2010, 22:58

Yeah. I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 18:59

I ususally give them a clean, specially on the second gen's as they're carpeted with Axminster lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:07

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I ususally give them a clean, specially on the second gen's as they're carpeted with Axminster lol!

And yet I still can't find an effective way of cleaning said West Country carpet!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:12

haha its a pain isn't it! I normally just jet it out carefully with a power washer, seems to get a good bit of the dirt out Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:12

I would be interested in T's views on this, as i have seen you can get a special w.arch brush but i am not sure if its any good.

Would really like to give chilli's a good clean sometime
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:15

Easier for you though Dawn, you don't have Carpetright's entire warehouse lining your arches like we do lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:16

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Easier for you though Dawn, you don't have Carpetright's entire warehouse lining your arches like we do lol!

Why do they put carpet stuff in the R55/R56/R57?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:19

How do you guys clean them? I just hose down
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:20

I let the Polish valeters do it, they do a marvellous job! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:21

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How do you guys clean them? I just hose down

Yeah i just pressure wash them.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:22

Like Ian I try and let the pressure washer take the strain, doesn't seem to get very far though.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:25

Cool! thumbs up
I still have to convince my dad to let me use the pressure washer on the car, he's convinced himself its going to take the paint off Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:26

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Cool! thumbs up
I still have to convince my dad to let me use the pressure washer on the car, he's convinced himself its going to take the paint off Rolling Eyes

My dad use to be like that! So annoying!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 19:32

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wicz wrote:
Cool! thumbs up
I still have to convince my dad to let me use the pressure washer on the car, he's convinced himself its going to take the paint off Rolling Eyes

My dad use to be like that! So annoying!!

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 20:00

Pressure washing is the easiest way..........they get dirty very quickly,especially during the winter we have just had.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 20:33

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Why do they put carpet stuff in the R55/R56/R57?

I think its just for better sound deadening Andy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 20:44

ahhh that would make sense.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:17

I will post up tomorrow as I am using my Iphone - so difficult to post pics and lenghty posts.

Much more than just pressure washing !
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:22

Ahhhhhh thought you would have a more lengthly process Wink

I feel another add onto our valet thread Wink

Think u may have to do for non carpet & carpet scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:26

Yes different process for carpet and non carpet - had experience of the R56 carpet arches Mad and the R53 plastic arches thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:29

My dad has had 2 R56's and never new about the carpet. lol
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