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Wheel Wells

Has anybody noticed how hard it is to clean the wheel wells. I can barely fit my hand in the wheel wells for cleaning because of those big eighteen inch tires, anybody have any tips how to maintain them, I like like to keep every thing tidy and new looking.

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Has anybody noticed how hard it is to clean the wheel wells. I can barely fit my hand in the wheel wells for cleaning because of those big eighteen inch tires, anybody have any tips how to maintain them, I like like to keep every thing tidy and new looking.
Are you talking about the fender part?

My hands fit ok in the wheel wells and the plastic fender (which get really dirty as well). I do get a lot of brake dust everytime I take her out. I do get a few scratches on my hands when I clean my wheels. But that is my pet peeve - dirty wheels. I have to have clean wheels. I hate thos luxury cars that are all clean everywhere except the wheels.

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My wheel wells are very tight so I use a bottle brush that I had in my kitchen. I also use this brush to clen behind my rims. Get it soapy and brush--seems to work well. I can bend it to get righ behind the spokes on the rims
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I suppose if you really wanted to, you could use a jack. Getting a few hundred pounds off the wheel (one at a time) would open the well considerably...

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The well are very difficult to clean. But they are also difficult to see. Seriously though, I use a microfiber mitt and just work my hand back in the well. I then dress the well with Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing to give it a nice matte finish and some protection.


Tip: NEVER clean your rims, tires, and wells with the same mitt you clean your car with...you're just asking for swirl marks.

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Nobody told me I needed to clean the wheel wells !!!

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The well are very difficult to clean. But they are also difficult to see. Seriously though, I use a microfiber mitt and just work my hand back in the well. I then dress the well with Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing to give it a nice matte finish and some protection.


Tip: NEVER clean your rims, tires, and wells with the same mitt you clean your car with...you're just asking for swirl marks.
Good tip, I'll look for the poorboy's but may have to settle for Richboy's. After all the work on the car is she letting you drive it?
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Good tip, I'll look for the poorboy's but may have to settle for Richboy's. After all the work on the car is she letting you drive it?
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Has anybody noticed how hard it is to clean the wheel wells. I can barely fit my hand in the wheel wells for cleaning because of those big eighteen inch tires, anybody have any tips how to maintain them, I like like to keep every thing tidy and new looking.
1) Jack car up.
2) Pull the wheel off.
3) Clean and wax inside of wheel well.
4) Clean and wax entire wheel.
5) Replace Wheel.
6) Release jack and move to next wheel.

Six easy steps.

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You know reading this thread about how tight the rear tires are fitting in the allotted space. There is only about 3/8 - 1/2" clearance forward of the rear tire between the wheel well. I always wondered when I bought the car why the dealer made me sign a document that I would not use tire chains on the car, and this is the reason, the chains would hit it. Of course I'm in sunny Cali don't need chains.

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