carpet wheel arch liners

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    well if the weather allows i will be taking the winter wheels off for the second time this year, the newly refurbished wheel is back and during the wheel change was going to give the arches a good clean

    looking at the net one detailer said the best way to clean carpet arches was to hoover them and i said to the missus if the neighbours saw me outside hoovering the wheel arches of my car they would have me locked up

    i regularly get comments like if you wash that car anymore you will wash the colour off, so just think what they would say i f they saw me hoovering the wheel arches
     
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    I've never had crud on the wheel arch carpets that a good pressure wash can't remove. They live a hard life so nothing wrong giving them a good soaking.
     
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    yes that is what mine will get, citrus pre wash and a good jet wash I just thought it was funny that anybody would contemplate hoovering the arches of their car
     
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    Go on , do it , give the neighbours something to talk about :whistling:
     
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    Well Ive seen people pressure washing the door cards, so why not :D
     
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    I have seen plenty of people jet washing the door jambs of a car and that is something i have never been brave enough to try as i would probably end up soaking the inside of the car and the seats

    i wonder what they are dong with their cars to get them so dirty they need to jet wash the door cards
     
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    well the summer wheels are back on for the second time this year

    i did fit them last week of march and then went and kerbed one the week after i put them on so i put the winters back on whilst i had the kerbed alloy repaired

    even after being on the car for 500 miles on the car the wheels had a good coating of brake dust so a good clean and an aplication of fall out remover and we were good to go

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    i gave the arches and the brake calipers a good clean and then fitted the summer wheels so we are now right for the summer, just got to clean the winters before put them back in storage

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    Bring on the summer
     
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    Nicely done. I’ve not resorted to taking the wheels off to clean them yet, but I fear it isn’t far away!
     
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    having winters and summers on different alloys means that the wheels are off the car on a fairly regular basis so it is easy to keep them clean inside and out

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    Winter wheels

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    I got my winter wheels secondhand on E Bay from a seller in Germany, i manged to get a full set of 19 inch alloys with tyres with 7 mm all around delivered to the UK for around £650.00 which was a bargain

    when i took the wheel that i had kerbed in for refurb the guy that was doing it complemented me on how clean the wheel was and asked if i had cleaned it before dropping it off for him to work on

    i guess i just like clean and shiny wheels, it just bugs me that they get dirty so quickly


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