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  • Alloy and Brake Caliper Clean Up! (Basically whole weekend)

    This weekend I decided to get my alloys off my car and give them a proper clean and clean up the brake calipers to prepare for repainting the calipers. After doing the cleaning job it seems i don't need to paint them as they've come up pretty well after a good clean.
    Took quite a while but at the end of the day happy with the result! Will make cleaning the alloys very easy in the future too!

    Isn't the most exciting of write ups just wanted to post something up. The car is standard may do a few things when i have saved up a bit of money just about cleaning it at the moment.

    Products i used:


    Car up on jack:




    Driver side caliper before clean:



    After clean:



    Driver side rear up on jacks (Before cleaning car at the end of the day):



    Cleaning the alloy, just used water, then a brush to get the main bits of dirt off on the inside, also sprayed brake caliper cleaner to help budge the dirt:
    Before:

    After:


    Few marks on the alloy but cleaned up: (Previous owner)


    On car:


    Clean caliper pics:




    Tried getting all this dirt off whilst i could reach it:


    Caps of the alloys to sprat the outside arden blue. Testing this to see what it turns out like i will put a update of them when they're back of the car:


    One of my dobermans
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    Corsa VXR Arden Blue

  • #2
    nice work fella. Well worth getting some wheel sealant for next time you take them off to protect them buddy!!

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    • #3
      they came up lovely pal
      Arden Blue VXR

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      • #4
        Great job

        Liking the safety barriers too, good thinking

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ReeceVXR View Post
          they came up lovely pal
          Cheers mate yeah happy with the result. Easy to clean the alloys back to a shiny finish now
          Please follow me on twitter: @bradley_selmes
          Corsa VXR Arden Blue

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          • #6
            Looks good mate, right colour car too.
            I did my brakes in red, they look good on the blue car. (when I say I did the bakes, Wayne actually did them for me).

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            • #7
              Is that Auto Glym wheel cleaner any good?

              I could not find the usual stuff I use, and the alternative I got was rubbish.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MK4 VXR View Post
                Is that Auto Glym wheel cleaner any good?

                I could not find the usual stuff I use, and the alternative I got was rubbish.
                Yeah it's really good i think mate. My dads used it for years
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                Corsa VXR Arden Blue

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by VXR-Selmes View Post
                  Yeah it's really good i think mate. My dads used it for years
                  OK, thanks, may give it a go when I get back.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MK4 VXR View Post
                    OK, thanks, may give it a go when I get back.
                    Okay mate you should do
                    Please follow me on twitter: @bradley_selmes
                    Corsa VXR Arden Blue

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                    • #11
                      great work mate!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks mate was deffo worth it will do again at start of summer get proper winter dirt off the alloys!
                        Please follow me on twitter: @bradley_selmes
                        Corsa VXR Arden Blue

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                        • #13
                          I'm doing my calipers with halford brake cleaner !

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                          • #14
                            Very nice mate, gonna do the same come summer - think the Arden on the caps works well, did it to mine


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                            • #15
                              yeah, looks good even kinda racey ??...

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