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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:32

Unless you look inside the arches it just looks black and not carpet.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:33

I know it looks like carpet but just assumed it was some sort of plastic Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:35

yeah I had 3 R56s and I used to hate cleaning the carpet wheel arches - but there is a way to seal them so the dirt doesn't ingrain

andy if you catch them in the sun they look awful browny/grey (when dirty) also If the car Is gleaming they really stick out
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:41

wonder if we could get laminate for them instead lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 21:43

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wonder if we could get laminate for them instead lol!
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Why dont you try it and tell us how it goes Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 22:00

I will post it all up tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 22:05

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Why dont you try it and tell us how it goes Laughing

what effect should I try, what do you think would compliment PW/B scratch lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 22:06

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Why dont you try it and tell us how it goes Laughing

what effect should I try, what do you think would compliment PW/B scratch lol!

Im thinking a gloss clear effect would complement it very well lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 22:10

haha do you reckon? Razz

maybe something like this even? lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   28th April 2010, 22:16

that could look like an old traveller .................




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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   29th April 2010, 11:10

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Why dont you try it and tell us how it goes Laughing

what effect should I try, what do you think would compliment PW/B scratch lol!

I think Maple would be nice, how about Amtico wood effect?!! Nice and easy to clean then lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   29th April 2010, 13:41

oooh thats like a classic version of my clubby Dave lol!

haha oooh now you're talking Gill, not sure I've seen the amtico wood effect though? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning inside of Wheel Arches   29th April 2010, 19:54

Firstly dont spray the arches down with water / pressure washer first as all the chemicals you are going to put on the arches to clean them will just run/stream off Rolling Eyes


Plastic Arches

Use Tardis to remove any stubborn tar spots (brilliant for body work to) apply using a paint brush and rub up the arches

leave for 5 mins or so and rinse throughly with pressure washer

Then spray APC or Heavy Duty Chemical Guys Extreme Orange Degreaser spray on wheel arches with a foam spray head - lather up and agitate dirt with a Vikan Brush (google them) which are stiff bristled detailing brushes (as you dont want the chemical to run off with the water just used to remove the Tardis) - leave to dwell for 5 mins or so then rinse with pressure washer.

When the arches start to dry up a bit dress them with either Finish Kare #108 Top Kote Anti-Static or Megs All Session Dressing to create a deep black look.


Carpet Arches

No point in using the Tardis on the carpet as it wont work effectively Rolling Eyes

spray Bilt Hamber Surfex HD (better on carpet arches) *same process as above* on wheel arches with a foam spray head - lather up and agitate dirt with a Vikan Brush (google them) which are stiff bristled detailing brushes (as you dont want the chemical to run off with the water just used to remove the Tardis) - leave to dwell for 5 mins or so then rinse with pressure washer.

(Hoover if you want to be really sad Shocked like me ...... )

When the arches start to dry up a bit protect carpet with Porsche Cabriolet Roof Protectant spray (yes its very good) creates a waterproof barrier and stops the majority of the dirt getting ingrain in the carpet.

I advise using a Pressure Washer instead of a hose due to the force of the water against the dirt and get an underbody lance and you can do the top of the wheel arches with ease ...BE WARNED they are very powerful.
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