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Dried out grey and crispy wheel arches ?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Jack Daniels, Jun 28, 2022.

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  1. Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels Member

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    OK, im new here, and new to Landies too.. (even though im old) !
    but i tried a new thing this week!

    Had dried out, Grey and Crispy wheel arches...
    Checked the price of new ones? (OUCH!)

    Tried "Turtle Wax Back-to-Black"... Too far gone....Useless !
    Tried Cherry Blossom boot polish in the squashy bottle with the sponge thing (pretty useless!)
    TRIED BABY OIL !!!! 'Far Canal', does it work or what?

    First wiped them over with the baby oil using a small sponge....buffed it off with a cloth...(Yeah, OK finish)
    ...But then wiped over again with a couple of wet coats, even long strokes (ooer)
    Two days later they're still Jet Black, lovely shiny satin finish..and the rain just rolls off !!
    RESULT !

    So im sure you all already know this little Ghetto fix.. but i thought id just share it in case anyone didn't

    Thanks Y'all..
    Keep it Green!
    P.S. Also works on the grill, headlight surrounds and mirror backs, in fact, anything that's grey and crispy..!
     
  2. Dr Strangeglove

    Dr Strangeglove Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Al2O3

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    Top tip and a very amusing read. :D Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Disco1BFG Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Welcome Aboard :)

    I have found, historically o_O, that baby oil fades quite quickly :confused: .... :oops:

    However, McGuires tyre dressing produces better results, and seems to last much better - lasting 6 months or so - the Disco in my avatar is so treated :)
     
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    Al2O3 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Do you rub that in to the whole car o_O
     
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    Wurth Bumper dye. lasts years and has a nice dull/matt finish.
     
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    Where do you get yours from, the cheapest price I found was £33 on eBay.
     
  8. AllanWorms

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    Well. I have contacts... I was a Wurth rep, pushing 20 years ago (I'm getting old!) and my brother in law still is one here in NZ... so I can get "special" pricing. But it does go a long way! It works well on plenty of stuff. Even shoes - it lasted a few years on :D
     
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    Maybe ;);) :D:D
     
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    Pics or it didn’t happen. Lol
     
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    I did read on another forum that peanut butter works! Not tried it myself as I can’t stand the stuff… o_O
     
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    Read that myself, trouble is stray dogs like it too ;)
     
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    Half and half of mineral oil and baby oil does well on me plastics. Leave out in the sun to bake in. Lasts about 6 months then reapply.
     
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    Wurth plastic dye all the way, bangin stuff
     
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    And rats :)
     
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