Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Ravenfreak13

Wheel wells

16 posts in this topic

DO you clean your wheel wells? I have been cleaning the sebrings but not the saturn or plymouths...Do any of you do it? I use the tire shine stuff and it stays shiny and protected.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I have the powerwasher working I try to do it, otherwise I don't worry about it too much. It's very hard to do by hand since there is little wheel-well gap on the GTO.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sprayed some undercoating in my Aurora's. Actually, sounds a bit quieter now.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's way easier to do it if you've been doing it since the car was new...otherwise theres a load of tar and dirt to get off.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I clean the salt/slush/sand out of them with a high pressure hose in the winter to prevent rust.

stop.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I clean my wheelwells, that's where all the salt from the roads during the winter ends up and you gotta keep them clean lol.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All the time, especially during the winter.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No salt on the roads here in winter, so I don't worry about it. But I do get the underbody spray option at the car wash.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Usually just spray them out with the pressure washer, but I clean the painted portions off by hand.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do...

If it's one of my classic cars I do it very well because that's often a source of rust. If mud or salt or whatever gets up in there and stays for a long period of time and continues to get wet (a.k.a especially if it stays moist) it will begin to rust the fender and eventually you'll have big problems.

The Focus, like most newer cars, has plastic wheel wells. Not only do I wash them, I detail them as well with a silicone based detailer. It makes them black and at the same time makes it harder for crap to stick to them, making the next wash easier.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FOG, do you think a product like Meguire's Trim Detailer would work well? I got a can of it in a car wash kit last Christmas and wasn't sure what to use it on.

I spray the wheel wells with Simple Green, use what I can of an older plastic bristle bruch to scrub inside (not much space with the SKY & AURA - Envoy's easy), and then hose out. I do this everytime I wash my vehicles.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FOG, do you think a product like Meguire's Trim Detailer would work well? I got a can of it in a car wash kit last Christmas and wasn't sure what to use it on.

I spray the wheel wells with Simple Green, use what I can of an older plastic bristle bruch to scrub inside (not much space with the SKY & AURA - Envoy's easy), and then hose out. I do this everytime I wash my vehicles.

I think it would but I prefer to use something really heavy on silicone like Black Magic.

Trim Detailer is excellent to use on trim pieces that aren't traditional plastic (Rubber, etc.)

For example: I use it on the B pillar on my Focus because it's a rubbery type substance and traditional detailing stuff won't blacken it well because it's absorbed so many fingerprints over the years from people closing the door.

Here's a pic so you can get a better visual (The black piece between the windows and the trim that runs to the mirror)

Posted Image

Edited by FUTURE_OF_GM
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0