Surrey New MINI Owners Club
 
HomeHomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in


click here to visit our sponsors

Share | 
 

 Wheel arches

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Jelster

avatar

Location : Uxbridge
Member Number - SnM : 011
Join date : 2009-08-12
Posts : 566
Points : 688
Reputation : 16
Male

PostSubject: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 15:49

Somebody tell me what I should be using to keep them looking good. I always used to use Armerol, but it doesn't seem to be as good as I remember, so I'm open to suggestions.

Steve
Back to top Go down
Moon

avatar

Join date : 2011-07-10
Posts : 2219
Points : 2326
Reputation : 106
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 15:51

I find Autoglym bumper care is pretty good, as is the mini branded spray. Both fairly reasonably priced and last long enough
Back to top Go down
Matt93

avatar

Join date : 2012-04-13
Posts : 336
Points : 395
Reputation : 7
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 18:02

Moon wrote:
I find Autoglym bumper care is pretty good, as is the mini branded spray. Both fairly reasonably priced and last long enough

+1 to ag bumper care Smile
Back to top Go down
tazman
Club Endorser 2
Club Endorser 2


Join date : 2010-09-12
Posts : 2710
Points : 3058
Reputation : 115
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 19:23

I still use armerol and is ok,there is a lot of other stuff out there but I have used that for years
Back to top Go down
Mike



Location : Sussex
Join date : 2010-10-27
Posts : 784
Points : 884
Reputation : 26
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 19:34

I use to use chemical guys natural shine on my R50.
Absolutely fantastic product and can be used in other areas!

Just had a quick search and also recommend;


http://www.chemicalguys.co.uk/Natural_Shine_Pleasant_Matt_Vinyl_Rubber_Tire_an_p/tvd_101_16.htm

Back to top Go down
*Vikki*

avatar

Location : Hastings (Born Sutton Surrey)
Join date : 2010-02-08
Posts : 2201
Points : 2665
Reputation : 94
Female

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 20:21

Another for AG here, its the best I have used Smile
Back to top Go down
NeilAndHisMini
Events Support
Events Support
avatar

Location : Angmering, West Sussex
Member Number - SnM : 071
Join date : 2010-02-08
Posts : 7349
Points : 8545
Reputation : 452
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 20:35

I used Chemical Guys trim gel last week for the first time, after having it recommended to me on here.

It worked a treat Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Davyboy
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Location : Ash Vale
Member Number - SnM : 007
Join date : 2009-08-12
Posts : 22258
Points : 24062
Reputation : 584
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 21:12

I ude a buckets of water and hope for the best Wink lol!

_________________

"Life's too short not to!!"
Back to top Go down
wlondoner



Location : SW London
Member Number - SnM : 36
Join date : 2009-10-05
Posts : 780
Points : 1002
Reputation : 13
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 21:24

I use Chemical Guys trim gel too - the bottle can last years!

Back to top Go down
Mike



Location : Sussex
Join date : 2010-10-27
Posts : 784
Points : 884
Reputation : 26
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 22:09

designer_label wrote:
I use Chemical Guys trim gel too - the bottle can last years!


I have just about every product they do lol!
Back to top Go down
banditloon
Club Endorser 1
Club Endorser 1
avatar

Location : Walton on Thames, Surrey
Member Number - SnM : 251
Join date : 2011-09-18
Posts : 836
Points : 888
Reputation : 36
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th June 2012, 22:46

Moon wrote:
I find Autoglym bumper care is pretty good, as is the mini branded spray. Both fairly reasonably priced and last long enough

Another +1 from me thumbs up
Back to top Go down
http://www.loonrunning.co.uk
wlondoner



Location : SW London
Member Number - SnM : 36
Join date : 2009-10-05
Posts : 780
Points : 1002
Reputation : 13
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   17th June 2012, 21:23

Problem is though with Chemical guys the flys are sticking to it - maybe this happens whatever I put on it!
Back to top Go down
Emily

avatar

Location : Surrey
Member Number - SnM : 016
Join date : 2010-08-31
Posts : 694
Points : 812
Reputation : 25
Female

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   17th June 2012, 23:57

I use MINI bumper shine and have always been pleased!
Back to top Go down
jack_st

avatar

Location : Thatcham
Join date : 2010-03-06
Posts : 4009
Points : 4533
Reputation : 99
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   18th June 2012, 20:46

i use megs and it lasts for ages
Back to top Go down
Jelster

avatar

Location : Uxbridge
Member Number - SnM : 011
Join date : 2009-08-12
Posts : 566
Points : 688
Reputation : 16
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   19th June 2012, 11:24

I picked up some AutoGlym at one of the shows and they're looking much better than they were. In fact I thought most of us were looking rather spiffing on Sunday.

Steve
Back to top Go down
Mini S Mad
Club Endorser 2
Club Endorser 2
avatar

Location : Somerset/Ex w.Sussex
Member Number - SnM : 013
Join date : 2009-08-14
Posts : 9876
Points : 10540
Reputation : 131
Female

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   19th June 2012, 17:56

designer_label wrote:
I use Chemical Guys trim gel too - the bottle can last years!


Mike wrote:
designer_label wrote:
I use Chemical Guys trim gel too - the bottle can last years!


I have just about every product they do lol!

designer_label wrote:
Problem is though with Chemical guys the flys are sticking to it - maybe this happens whatever I put on it!

Another vote her for chemical guys

Ensure the trim is fully clean with iPa or watered down vodka for a perfect finish & be careful not to get on paintwork!!

Yeh me I have two large storage boxes & a cupboard full of chemical guys stuff love it & last ages especially if you get the large tubs. Also there protection products means I can go 6months + with no need to polish wax etc Very Happy never go bck now
Back to top Go down
PhilT
Club Endorser 3
Club Endorser 3


Location : Woking
Join date : 2010-03-01
Posts : 1595
Points : 1673
Reputation : 79
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   19th June 2012, 19:40

I use the AG stuff too but will try the Chemical Guys next time.
Back to top Go down
Matt93

avatar

Join date : 2012-04-13
Posts : 336
Points : 395
Reputation : 7
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   19th June 2012, 22:07

Yeah always use an APC first but thinking I may try the chemical guys product next time aswell Smile
Back to top Go down
wlondoner



Location : SW London
Member Number - SnM : 36
Join date : 2009-10-05
Posts : 780
Points : 1002
Reputation : 13
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th July 2016, 15:27

So I forgot one of the downsides in mini ownership all the bloody plastic on the exterior

Where do I buy the official mini bumper stuff? I can't see it online

I used to use chemical guys but it was too sticky and I remember my friend getting out of my car and getting the back of their leg all black and sticky as they touched the plastic when getting out lol

I need something long lasting
Back to top Go down
TK Tom
SnM Sponsor
SnM Sponsor
avatar

Location : Basingstoke
Join date : 2010-06-13
Posts : 724
Points : 852
Reputation : 19
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th July 2016, 16:41

I would recommend dying the bumpers first if they have faded. If they have not faded, sealing them is the best thing to do instead of dressing them everytime.

To dye them i can highly recommend a product made by solution finish . Then seal with either carbon collective oracle or gtechniq c4

_________________
Fully Insured Automotive Detailing specialist with secure premises
Approved By Mitchell & King, Car Skin, Waxtec & Carbon Collective
www.TKdetailingcars.co.uk t:0800 980 5252 e: info@TKdetailingcars.co.uk
Back to top Go down
http://www.TKdetailingcars.co.uk/
ozzy
Club Endorser 5
Club Endorser 5
avatar

Location : Sussex
Member Number - SnM : 067
Join date : 2011-05-01
Posts : 504
Points : 559
Reputation : 47
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th July 2016, 18:37

Gtechniq C4 is good stuff
Back to top Go down
Mackem13
Club Endorser 4
Club Endorser 4
avatar

Location : West End
Member Number - SnM : 317
Join date : 2012-06-06
Posts : 1786
Points : 2025
Reputation : 99
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th July 2016, 19:55

Gtechniq gets the thumbs up from me too. Autofinesse black to the future is good too.
Back to top Go down
wlondoner



Location : SW London
Member Number - SnM : 36
Join date : 2009-10-05
Posts : 780
Points : 1002
Reputation : 13
Male

PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   9th July 2016, 20:31

Cool thanks I will try that then, my mini is like only 18 months old I just want to keep it looking new.
Mini seemed to use something really black on it when I picked the car up a
month ago as when I ran a wet car wipe over it loads of black came off onto it, whatever they used looked really good and lasted for ages.

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Wheel arches   

Back to top Go down
 

Wheel arches

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Surrey New MINI :: MINI's, Parts & Mods :: Cleaning & Detailing-