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serious bit of work, how long did that take?
I washed them with bolt hamber surfex let them dry over a day then coated with hydrate80 let that cure 24 hours then coated with stone chip paint then came back to it after about 3 weeks then finished them today so a bit of a process.
 

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On the question of the inside of the front wheel arch lining nearest the front doors, this used to be a collection point for huge accumulation of road dirt and mud which never dried out and as a result caused the metalwork inside and behind the wheel arch lining to corrode. This was particularly noticeable on the Audi TT and I believe the Mk4 Golf which needed clearing out periodically. I have never had the wheel arch lining off on the Honda Civic and don't particularly want to unless it is necessary and so I don't know what accumulation there likely to be, if any. Has anyone any experience of this please.
 

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I removed any dry mud from all 4 arches.
Rinsed.
Washed with shampoo under arches using wheel brush and then rinsed.
 

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Looks fantastic that. I had my rear callipers greased up friday as they were sticking, mechanic who did them said they should be fine now but those backing / dust plate things were rotten as seen on OP pictures above.

any one know what there actually called (so i can look for some on Ebay) or can point me in right direction of getting some.

Edit> found them 'rear brake backing plates' 35 quid each :oops:
 

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I removed any dry mud from all 4 arches.
Rinsed.
Washed with shampoo under arches using wheel brush and then rinsed.
Sorry I dont think I made myself clear. I meant to ask whether there was there an accumulation of mud in the space between the wheel arch liner and the metal of the body just in front of the door?.
I appreciate you may not have taken it off but if not I was wondering whether anyone else had.
 

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Sorry I dont think I made myself clear. I meant to ask whether there was there an accumulation of mud in the space between the wheel arch liner and the metal of the body just in front of the door?.
I appreciate you may not have taken it off but if not I was wondering whether anyone else had.
I took mine off and changed them for new to be honest no there wasn’t a lot of crud in
There just a little I had to scrape out. I wash it out with bilt hamber surfex APC it’s great for arches, engine bay underbody etc. I guess it depends how and where the car is driven, it’s not hard to remove you wheel arch trims and liners, side skirts to clean out and check periodically. I will be fully undersealing mine this summer.
 

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Sorry I dont think I made myself clear. I meant to ask whether there was there an accumulation of mud in the space between the wheel arch liner and the metal of the body just in front of the door?.
I appreciate you may not have taken it off but if not I was wondering whether anyone else had.
The arch liners are a close fit so just a little dusting of debris, mind you i clean all my cars under all 4 arches weekly when i wash car. Recently purchased the fn2 the last owner by the looks of the arches probs never cleaned them.
 

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