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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:28 PM
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plastic flare care

What kind of care should I be using on the matte wheel arches? What products do you guys use. Thanx erik
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Old July 11th, 2004, 11:33 PM
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armour all. I havent really tried anything else..
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Old July 12th, 2004, 08:03 AM
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Erik,

Well, ArmorAll works ok to shine them up but to clean them, and get the 'mud stains' off of them believe it or not I use an Aluminum/Alloy Wheel Cleaner. No kidding. I get them wet, spray them, let it sit for about 5-10 seconds, then use my bare hand and wipe them gently, then rinse. It seems to be the only way to get those 'mud stains' off. I've tried every type of 'car wash' concentrate and that doesn't seem to get them 'new' looking.

Now, I don't have the 'glossy' type of wheel arches (or eyebrows) but I'm sure this would work as well.

As far as getting them to 'shine' after they are clean, I don't use ArmorAll because it dries quickly and doesn't hold up to the heat down here in Florida. I use a Silicone based tire 'shine' product... Namely, 'EAGLE ONE' Silicone Tire Treatment, this has worked the best for both the arches and the tires. I've tried just about every other silicone treatment and theirs seems to be it for me.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 08:24 AM
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I use a silicone product called Black Magic. I get mine at Target, or just about anywhere like that. It is also great for shining up anything black on the 90, mirrors, rollcage, dash etc. I have also been known to use plain old silicone tire spray on them, that works too!

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Uh guys, I think we might get in trouble talking about keeping our 90s shined up. I've been trying to keep it a secret on this board...
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Old July 12th, 2004, 08:32 AM
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Pressure washer and soap! And you are all on double top secret probation! Until you post a pic of your 90 on the trail DRITY!
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Old July 12th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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I use Maguires tire shine on mine. The new nozzle is grat as you can direct the amount of spray. Keeps them looking a nice deep matte black and has lasted the longest between washes.

Haven't had any luck with anything else. The armour all just doesn't seem to do anything on my arches anymore.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 02:37 PM
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I'm with Mike! Dirt, dust or mud preserves them like a mummy. Pressur washing and / or soap are optional.
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Old July 12th, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Nothing wrong with a clean truck. The more you wax it, the easier the brush scratches come out.

I use Mother's back to black. Don't use armour all. You need to use something silicon based and UV stabilized.
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anyone have a good method to get wax off of the non-gloss flare?
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Old June 9th, 2007, 03:19 PM
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Some of the BMW e30 guys use vegetable oil and a scotchbrite/brillo pad on the matte black bumper surrounds. It actually seemed to work great. On the P38 door handles I use a scotchbrite pad and that 303 aerospace protectant stuff.

http://www.303products.com/main.php?infopage=protectant
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Meguirs tech protectant is the best I have found
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