Wheel arches and mud guards.

The rear wheel arches of Man are made of welded patterned aluminum sheet (chequer plate) which whilst hard wearing and attractive is very difficult to clean "as new".

After trying several tar solvents the only really effective method I found was with a wire brush.

After several hours work both rear wheel arches and the surrounding chequer plate were cleaned "as new".

The front mud guards of Man are smooth plastic. The mud was first removed with a pressure washer...

...then hot soapy water and a stiff brush and finally...

...a tar removal spray and "blunt" scouring pad.

The final result was "as new".

Time about 4 hours for the rear and 3 for the front (Total time 7 hours).

Stephen Stewart.

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