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Keeping rear arches rust free - 4th and 5th Gen

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Keeping rear arches rust free - 4th and 5th Gen

Post by vanzep » Thu Apr 07, 2022 7:29 am

Just a quick tip to keep your rear arches in good condition :)

Im sure most of you know about rust on the rear arches of your ludes - its the most common problem we all encounter.
There is a lip on the inside which collects mud and crud and at this time of year it will have a lot of road salt mixed in with it which leads to the dreaded rusting.
So if you want to avoid this then make cleaning this lip part of your routine before washing the car.
Just use a small stiff brush (something like a shoe brush) to clean it out and then a wet cloth to wipe it down - job done! :thumbup:
Takes 2 minutes to do and is essential imo
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Keeping rear arches rust free - 4th and 5th Gen

Post by nalla » Sat Apr 09, 2022 10:28 am

A couple of times a year, I tend to clean out completely and run some moly grease in there, and that seems to do the job as well. Does a good job over the winter as well.

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