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Old 01-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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How do you clean your wheel well?

Tips, tricks? Searched but nothing specific came up.

There aren't chunks up dirt up there but lots of grime and dust. I used wheel cleaner once on the the wheel well and the cleaning stuff turned brown as it was eating away at the crap stuck on the wheel well.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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I found that for doing fenderwells, a bottle brush from OXO works best. Its like a toilet bowl brush, but the bristles are softer and get into the space between the tire and fenderwell easier. Try somewhere like the Bay, Eatons etc. I got mine at Home Sense. You may find a toilet bowl brush at Canadian Tire that will work as well. Best part, these brushes are cheap and last.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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good idea. What about cleaning agents?
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good idea. What about cleaning agents?
why not use soap and water? they're just going to get dirty the second you drive off anyways.

As long as you're preventing any sort of build up, you'll be fine with water/soap and a brush as mentioned above.
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During the summer, I use a pressure washer to blast off the caked on dirt that none of my brushes can touch. The pressure washer alone does an excellent job, if it's a fabric liner then I'll do the same but after soak it in APC, and then give it another pressure rinse to get the APC out.
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This is what I mean...on a Mazda 3, no brush I have will come close to what a pressure washer can do when you run into a wheel well like this.














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Brendan has a point. If they are REALLY muddy like his was, pre rinse with a strong stream from your hose or pwasher and then spray with APC, let soak for a few minutes, scrub and rinse.
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Don't forget to spray on some water based dressing so they look extra sexy.
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