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    For some reason i stuck my finger in the edge of my rear arch and its all compressed wet mud! Do you leave it or get it out??? I carnt get it all out now as its dark, does it do any harm leaving it this way short term!? I guess loads of people wont even know its there as they dont randomly stick their fingers places.

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    I normally take the wheels off mine once a month to give the arches a good clean because of that, especially in winter due to road salt etc

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    i usually hit it with the power washer every now and again

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    super market power wash £2 just for that reason!!

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    leave it , it bakes on an protects everything !

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    Be careful when using a power washer that you don't strip off any underseal.

    Best way is with a normal hosepipe and brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Be careful when using a power washer that you don't strip off any underseal.

    Best way is with a normal hosepipe and brush.
    ive never had a problem in over 20 years off cleaning cars.

    as my car is lowered i cant get the hose /pw under the arch ,so if im not taking the wheels off ,what i do is use the trolley jack to jack the car up enough to get under the arches . khalid

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Be careful when using a power washer that you don't strip off any underseal.

    Best way is with a normal hosepipe and brush.
    Exactly. My dad has managed to strip a big chunk of underseal from the wheel arch on his Shogun Sport by blasting the mud out with a pressure washer.

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    I use my fingers.

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    Try and remove it as it will cause the arches to rust eventually. You'll probably find there's more under the back arches than the front. I've cleaned all mine off so just use my finger to wipe around the inside of the archwhen cleaning it.

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