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CarreraMonkey
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to the wheel and the Trix is working its magic.


Agitate it with a brush, to loosen it all up and rinse off.


Then blitz again with a coat of APC and tickle until clean. Very Happy


Note that I rest the wheels on some batons to prevent the rims being damaged!

And you can see how clean it is after a rinse and being dried with a Mf clothe!


Then standard procedure: soak a cloth in panel wipe and thoroughly clean the wheel again, before applying the C5.


Buff it lightly to remove any excess.


On both sides..

Finish the tyres with some dressing and refit.


Keep them dry for 12 hours to avoid streaking. And don't forget to torque up your wheels when they are back on!


Only 3 more wheels to go on this car, but the next years worth of washing will make the pain worthwhile..
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjvenda wrote:


There's 1 thing I found frustrating with this process - I never managed to get the wheels perfectly clean and flat on the inside, even after quite a few iterations, there's still a lot of black muck held to the harder to reach surfaces like the inside of the spokes, etc. Also there's the remains of balancing weights that I couldn't remove (will probably need to scrape them).

Pedro.


Fold a kitchen paper towel or similar to make a pad and soak in Tardis tar remover. Put over the balance weight glue and leave for 5 - 10 minutes. Should be enough to dissolve the glue. Then just rub off with an old microfibre. Tardis will dissolve most crud from wheel backs. Alternatively a claybar should do the job. Thumb No need to scrape which will damage the paint finish.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
Well, after doing a little digging it turns out that I['ve learnt that Gtechniq C1, C4 & C5 are the very same product!!

So it's perfectly OK to use one or the other on both plastics and wheels (and paint if you're brave / stupid enough).

Everyday is a school day! Cool


Nice job on the wheel!

Just to confirm this I have C1 on my 911 now and its just the same as the C5 on the wife's Golf.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody hell Monkey I want the inside of my wheel arches looking like that Thumb Grin no I have to educate my detail guys an another new product Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Bloody hell Monkey I want the inside of my wheel arches looking like that Thumb Grin no I have to educate my detail guys an another new product Grin Grin

Actually, under the arches would be an ideal location to apply c5 as they'd look better for longer. But it would be a lavish use of a relatively expensive product!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
Bloody hell Monkey I want the inside of my wheel arches looking like that Thumb Grin no I have to educate my detail guys an another new product Grin Grin

Actually, under the arches would be an ideal location to apply c5 as they'd look better for longer. But it would be a lavish use of a relatively expensive product!


Lavish away mate Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Phil 997"

Lavish away mate Thumb Grin[/quote]

OK, I'll do the other 3 arch liners with C5, starting with tonight's wheel. It will allow me to do the how to that Osh asked for.

It will also be good to compare against the Autoglym gel product used last night which will last for about a 2 washes..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Monkey Thumb

I spent a a huge amount of time doing my wheels and arches and agree the the plastic trim products don't last that long on the arch liners so using your C5 will be a good time investment so I'll be interested to see how these turn out.

Although pulling your wheels off is a pain it's the only proper way to clean them and while they are off and you also get access to the callipers to give them a good clean and apply coat of wax Thumb

Just to add I found the wheel removal tool and the Poly jack pads make this job a lot easier those 19" rims and tyres are damn heavy !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
Great work Monkey Thumb

I spent a a huge amount of time doing my wheels and arches and agree the the plastic trim products don't last that long on the arch liners so using your C5 will be a good time investment so I'll be interested to see how these turn out.

Although pulling your wheels off is a pain it's the only proper way to clean them and while they are off and you also get access to the callipers to give them a good clean and apply coat of wax Thumb

Just to add I found the wheel removal tool and the Poly jack pads make this job a lot easier those 19" rims and tyres are damn heavy !


Yes, calipers get a clean whilst the wheels are off. What is the wheel removal tool and what are poly pads?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You basically remove a wheel bolt and insert a length of threaded bar which takes the weight and allows easier removal fitting of the wheels. Less chance of chipping the paint on your callipers and supports the wheel while you insert the first couple of wheel bolts.

The jack pads insert into the jacking point have a bayonet fitting so you can insert and just jack the car up on a nice flat surface. I use a low level motorsport jack.
Saves any damage to your jacking points underseal and your knees .

Pictures of both can be seen in my thread below.


http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=112480&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=40
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
You basically remove a wheel bolt and insert a length of threaded bar which takes the weight and allows easier removal fitting of the wheels. Less chance of chipping the paint on your callipers and supports the wheel while you insert the first couple of wheel bolts.

The jack pads insert into the jacking point have a bayonet fitting so you can insert and just jack the car up on a nice flat surface. I use a low level motorsport jack.
Saves any damage to your jacking points underseal and your knees .

Pictures of both can be seen in my thread below.


http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=112480&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=40


Oh wow! Hadnt seen one of them before! Going to order one now.

I caould really do with a low level alloy jack to. Maybe buy one along with a pad next pay day I think!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheel removal tool was from eBay and the polyurethane pads from a guy on here . Be sure to order the low level jack pads as I believe with sports suspension your 20mm lower than a car with PASM .

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