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washing under wheel wells

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by bdunna, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Feb 25, 2016 at 8:24 AM
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    bdunna

    bdunna [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So on my old tundra I could spray up under the fender flares and literally wash the salt and debris away with my hand or a rag. The tacoma has a plastic cover.

    How do you wash out the Fenders so nothing gets trapped?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    I have a dedicated brush for the wheel wells.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    so just push it between the plastic and metal, while using a hose.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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    Not following you. I am talking wheel wells. Are you talking between flare and fender?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2016 at 7:52 PM
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    Yes exactly. Between fender and fender flare. I see little drain holes, but not enough to spray water through.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2016 at 9:54 PM
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    You can't even purposely get water in there. What makes you think anything else can? I suppose over time it could rust away but I'm sure you've moved onto another vehicle by then.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    Oh, water can get in and out. It just looks impossible to clean. After the frame the number one place I see trucks rust is rear fenders.

    You assume I pay all the depreciation on a vehicle then sell it. Simply not true for me. Bought my tundra in 2005 and kept it till now. Assuming the tacoma is reliable I really don't plan on selling it. I will have it till retirement or it will end up in one of my children's hands.

    Only reason I sold tundra was due to family growing and I did not have 4wd. If I w old have had a double cab 4x4 I would have kept it. The engine was very smooth and powerful.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    You are probably the only person I have seen ask about this. There is no way to clean without pulling the flare off. Don't know I have seen any pics of rotten fenders.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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  10. Mar 9, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    OP was asking how to get in between flare and fender.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    Ahhh, only way I see is to remove them then
     

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