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#4778549 - 06/05/18 08:34 PM Wheel Well Cleaning
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Registered: 09/02/05
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I just got done detailing the truck and noticed how bad the dirty wheel wells looked. Will they look new again after a good scrubbing? It has the plastic liners.

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#4778550 - 06/05/18 08:35 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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Maybe scrub good and use Pledge furniture polish?
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#4778552 - 06/05/18 08:37 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 10/08/06
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Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Maybe scrub good and use Pledge furniture polish?


I use tire foam after giving mine a good scrub. Turns them shiny black just like my tires.
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#4778651 - 06/05/18 10:28 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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I always use spray wax in mine. My 22 years old Nissan's wheel wells still look brand new.
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#4778683 - 06/05/18 11:04 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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I jet spray the wheel wells w the water hose then spray w protectant like armor all. Itís cheap and it works
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#4778688 - 06/05/18 11:15 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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#4778691 - 06/05/18 11:25 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
FastEddie Offline


Registered: 06/15/08
Posts: 402
Loc: The 805, CA.
Originally Posted By: Warstud
I just got done detailing the truck and noticed how bad the dirty wheel wells looked. Will they look new again after a good scrubbing? It has the plastic liners.

Wheel wells are often overlooked even by many so called "detailers". If the truck is driven, the only time they will be new is the day it was driven off the lot, but you can give them a good scrubbing (it's a messy job) and put on a protectant (non silicone) on them. Dirty wheel wells are one of my pet peeves.
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#4778776 - 06/06/18 05:49 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 04/20/14
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Loc: South Central PA
Unfortunately those liners seems to stain or fade with consistent cleaning. I've gotten to the point where I just get them clean and move on. But, any non-silicone trim product will do the trick. I have Meguiar's All Season Dressing on hand that does really well and seems to last atleast one rain.
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#4778816 - 06/06/18 07:32 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4388
Loc: Taiwan
Um...IT DOES NOT MATTER what plastic wheel well liners look like, because they are, like, plastic wheel well liners.

It MIGHT matter what it looks like behind them, so I try and take them off every couple of years and spray in there, lately with a veg oil/diesel blend.

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#4778869 - 06/06/18 08:38 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 833
Loc: Senoia, GA
I'm looking at cleaning mine on my Tundra. Trying to get the old girl back in a little better exterior shape.

Here's what I'm going to try-

1. Pressure washer as best I can
2. Spray it down with some Shaffer's Vex Cleaner, diluted at 20:1, let it sit 10 minutes, use an old brush and brush what I can.
3. Spray it again, let it sit another 10 minutes
4. Hit is again with the pressure washer.
5. Spray with the Tire Foam as recommended above.


In the past, I've simply sprayed the Tire Foam, got the idea from my wife's uncle. It works great.

I think the old school detailer's trick was to wash/clean as best they could then use some matte or semi-gloss spray paint and spray it.

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#4778874 - 06/06/18 08:44 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: thooks]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10182
Loc: OH

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#4778991 - 06/06/18 11:06 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: Warstud]
HYUNDAIFAN0001 Offline


Registered: 05/11/18
Posts: 172
Loc: GA
I'm speculating that a good car wash with undercarriage included does an admirable job as well...I know my wheel wells and undercarriage look mighty clean.
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#4779023 - 06/06/18 11:49 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: HYUNDAIFAN0001]
HYUNDAIFAN0001 Offline


Registered: 05/11/18
Posts: 172
Loc: GA
Originally Posted By: HYUNDAIFAN0001
I'm speculating that a good car wash with undercarriage included does an admirable job as well...I know my wheel wells and undercarriage look mighty clean.

I'm also pondering if any of those chemical solutions eventually have an adverse affect on the brakes...
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#4779025 - 06/06/18 11:50 AM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: HYUNDAIFAN0001]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10182
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: HYUNDAIFAN0001
I know my wheel wells and undercarriage look mighty clean.


Isn't your car a 2017?

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#4780091 - 06/07/18 12:30 PM Re: Wheel Well Cleaning [Re: SatinSilver]
HYUNDAIFAN0001 Offline


Registered: 05/11/18
Posts: 172
Loc: GA
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: HYUNDAIFAN0001
I know my wheel wells and undercarriage look mighty clean.


Isn't your car a 2017?

Nope...a 2018.
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