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Recommendations for cleaning rear wheel wells

I spent some time scrubbing with Simple Green and hosing it down. Did not get to far as you can tell. Iím concerned an engine degeaser would be too harsh on the factory markings still visible. Any recommendations to what to do to tidy things up a bit more? Not going for concourse.




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Posted this yesterday but I think it got lost in the re-boot. Thoughts are appreciated.
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Does the darker stuff seem to be grease/dirt or some kind of undercoating?

I do remember my front wheel wells cleaned up beautifully with Fantastik cleaner. Shocks were green, inner fender full on red. The rear wheel wells did not seem to have the same consistency of body color the front wells have.

Side note. If you ever get suspension parts re-plated in yellow zinc keep cleaners like Simple Green away from it. That's what the guy at the plating place told me.
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Try "LA's Totally Awesome" and see how it does.

Make sure to rinse thoroughly and do the old inconspicuous area test before hand...
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did you hit it with a pressure washer at all? I would think that could make short order of it.

Driving around today i couldn't help but hear all of the sand and grit and gravel and junk getting picked up by the tires and tossed inside the fenders. It sort of makes me cringe. Did anyone ever offer fender liners for these cars? Seems like it would be worth the effort now that they are up in value.
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Does the darker stuff seem to be grease/dirt or some kind of undercoating?

I do remember my front wheel wells cleaned up beautifully with Fantastik cleaner. Shocks were green, inner fender full on red. The rear wheel wells did not seem to have the same consistency of body color the front wells have.

Side note. If you ever get suspension parts re-plated in yellow zinc keep cleaners like Simple Green away from it. That's what the guy at the plating place told me.
Mostly grease/dirt with some kind of undercoating- cosmoline? If so, I would consider this (cosmoline) factory and want to keep it as such. Hence, my derision to strong bases i.e. low pH products.

Iím here for the expert advice.
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Grease clean up

I use P21s for engine cleanup. Works well, & have been told its orange based so its safe to use.
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Pressure cleaner.
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For me the wheel wells are greased and full with rust proof oil and I prefer it that way instead of rust.
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degreaser and a pressure washer hooked directly to the hot water heater. if you do not have a pressure washer a good spray nozzle again directly from the hot water heater works good. I will even turn my water heater up a 1/2 hour before the exercise. just make sure you warn others in the household and remember to scale it back down after done.

don't want to scald the wife or kids while they shower....
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da vinci..looks prety clean to me.
One thing i would definitively not recommenced is using the pressure cleaner up to the top where the fender meets the body.,There is a foam from factory and if you spray there too much the water will stay in the foam and your rust will start to grow there.
I have seen it before.

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I use P21s for engine cleanup. Works well, & have been told its orange based so its safe to use.
This is the same that I used to degrease a tub, engine and transmission. Great stuff.
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Harbor Freight steam cleaner and the Simple Green worked great for me
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I thought it looks pretty clean too. I'd leave it alone. a few oils keep the moisture and rust out. My car has all sorts of chit under there from re-surfaced roads to mud from gravel roads, and I choose to leave it be,
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I like diluted purple power - it's a degreaser. Do small sections at a time spray it on..wait a minute or two and use an old rag to scrub. Takes elbow grease but the end result is beautiful and doesn't harm the undercoating or corrode anything. A pressure washer is crazy messy and will blast off paint if you use it wrong.

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All joking aside, a used dish scrubber with the nylon bristles is a handy cleaning tool. It get's in all the undercoat grooves.
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You joke - i think - but I was using a small bristle brush I use for brake parts. Wanting keep is as factory as possible and agree that use of a pressure washer can be damaging.

Thanks for the input re other products to try.
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