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How do you guys clean the fiber wheel wells in the rear? No matter what i do, when im done its still dirty.


Side question: Refinishing front plastic wheel well liners, which product?
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The rear “fabric” liners after cleaning them I’ve used the CG’s silk shine worked in with a brush

Front fender wells I’ve used the Griot‘s undercarriage spray, applied to a rag and wiped down

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The rear “fabric” liners after cleaning them I’ve used the CG’s silk shine worked in with a brush

Front fender wells I’ve used the Griot‘s undercarriage spray, applied to a rag and wiped down

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Im thinking on my fronts they need to be "painted" to be restored... Perhaps I'll replace them and coat the heck out of them prior to install. I'll try the silk shine on the rear.

Ive pressure washed and scrubbed the rears a lot. When i first got the car endless amounts of rubber were embedded into them. I got that cleaned up and now its just endless sand and funk
 

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I don't spray anything on them (talking about rears only). My two steps are; first remove wheels and vacuum all the dirt, leaves and whatever else (works okay, not great and more work than it's worth), OR when washing the car, use a pressure sprayer and spring the liners top and sides, works pretty good. This is NOT show level clean but is good enough for a semi-daily driver.
 

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Anyone else find it odd they used fiber on the rear?

I'm surrounded by construction so the cleaning never seems to end lol

I'm half obliged to replace the front splitter, front wheel liners, then I wake up and say f that lol 😆
 

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Gotta say, reading this thread is the most I've ever even though about my wheel well liners.
 
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Gotta say, reading this thread is the most I've ever even though about my wheel well liners.
From my perspective, the car can be mint, perfect, but the wheel liners are gray dirty or whatever, makes it all look like trash. Triggers my ocd
 

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I have taken an air hose and blown the dirt out of the rears when dry and before I wash the car. I usually follow up with the jet sprayer on the hose. Mines seem pretty clean after.

The fronts I normally use a rag on with soapy water but I have used rubbing alcohol (ran over some latex paint) and paint thinner (not lacquer) on them to get road grime off.

That was when I first got the car. Now I find not looking is the easiest solution.
 

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Gotta say, reading this thread is the most I've ever even though about my wheel well liners.
Agreed. Don’t drive through horseshit you’ll be fine. Just my two cents. Have a nice day. :giggle:
 

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Anyone else find it odd they used fiber on the rear?

I'm surrounded by construction so the cleaning never seems to end lol

I'm half obliged to replace the front splitter, front wheel liners, then I wake up and say f that lol 😆
The fiber lining is there for NVH control, especially considering that a lot of Mustang's are fitted with wider rear tires.

In terms of cleaning them, I just use the pressure washer. You could also pretreat them with APC before blasting them clean. I have also heard people treating them with a fabric protectant, which can help improve the cleaning, something like 303 Fabric Guard.
303 high tech fabric guard, 303 fabric guard (autogeek.net)

For the plastic front liners, I would just dress them with Meguiars Hyper Dressing. Longevity wont be great, but it's easy enough to apply regularly.

For restoring them, you will need to look into something like Solution Finish or Carpro DLUX. In both cases, you would need to remove the wheels and thoroughly clean the surface with APC, followed by a wipe over with an IPA solution like Gyeon Prep or Carpro Eraser. Out of the two, I would probably favor Solution Finish. You will need the Black version and not the Fusion Grey.
Search results: 17 results for “solution finish” – The Rag Company

Check out this video from Chromatic Garage where he uses a ceramic coating (DLUX for example) to revive black plastic wheel arch liners. Skip to 14.10 for this in action -

 

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For the rears I’ll pressure wash them then use carpet cleaner on extra dirty areas With a brush then rinse that out. For the fronts I’ll clean them with soap or watered down tire cleaner and then coat with chemical guys VRP.
 

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Anyone else find it odd they used fiber on the rear?

I'm surrounded by construction so the cleaning never seems to end lol

I'm half obliged to replace the front splitter, front wheel liners, then I wake up and say f that lol 😆
YES a thousand times, the fabric doesn't seem to be very or even reasonably durable.

If there is/was ever an after-market upgrade needed that's... IT.

If I were to do anything to the wheel wells it would be to paint them black.
 
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