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Cleaning the arches - with pictures.........

CHRIS555 Oct 4, 2010

  1. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Hey, well at the weekend I decided to give the arches a bit of a clean along with the inside of the wheels. I am by no means an expert so I'm sure I'm missing a few tricks but's it's fair to say I was pretty pleased with the results and a little elbow grease!

    Here are some before and after pictures - I will be doing this again very soon as it can be quite time consuming and I had to rush it a little as I needed to use the car.

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  2. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    thats a big improvement, did you use any special cleaning products?
     
  3. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i use jet wash and tfr/degreaser.

    does make a massive difference
     
  4. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Powersprayed

    Some wheel cleaner / degreaser - scrubbed and brushed in

    Powersprayed

    Then washed with car shampoo and sprayed down again, then degreased again and rinsed down

    Finally, used a sanding pad where I could to finish off.

    To be honest I just did what I could with the time available to me, but had I put more time into it (ie. a whole day) I could have made it twice as good as I did above!

    99% of the job is just good old fashioned elbow grease and hard work but well worth doing!
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice job mate. What cleaner and degreaser did you use?
     
  6. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    yep, i always give my arches a good old clean up everytime i get the wheels off, its good show of pride to clean in all the places you cant see!
     
  7. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Thanks mate - I just used alloy wheel cleaner to be honest - not too much mind!!
     

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