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    Hi all, as a noob here I have spend 6 months having a good look round the site and getting to know the bimmer. I have always been into detailing and thought I would see if there were any E46 specific 'tips & tricks' so read through the detailing guide on here, can't remember who wrote it.

    But it's brilliant!!!

    I followed the bit about running your fingers behind the rear arch to get any mud out, and I couldn't believe the amount of soil that was in there, it was like a bloody garden. Managed to get 5 handfulls out, yes 5 handfulls. I will bef be doing behind the fronts this weekend.

    Anyone who hasn't done this prob best to do it, will stop any rusting problems on the arch lip if cleaned and then re painted to stop any further moisture getting in there.
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.wilkinson View Post
    Hi all, as a noob here I have spend 6 months having a good look round the site and getting to know the bimmer. I have always been into detailing and thought I would see if there were any E46 specific 'tips & tricks' so read through the detailing guide on here, can't remember who wrote it.

    But it's brilliant!!!

    I followed the bit about running your fingers behind the rear arch to get any mud out, and I couldn't believe the amount of soil that was in there, it was like a bloody garden. Managed to get 5 handfulls out, yes 5 handfulls. I will bef be doing behind the fronts this weekend.

    Anyone who hasn't done this prob best to do it, will stop any rusting problems on the arch lip if cleaned and then re painted to stop any further moisture getting in there.
    Thats a very good point which i am sure quite a few people will forget about.

    another good method is the pressure washer approach up under the arches as well. that can work wonders.

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    Cheers mate, yeh I preassure wash arches every time I do the car, but I think the only way to get them clean is to get in there with your fingers! Then run a free flowing hose to get all the gunk out, keep repeating til all clear! :-)
    If it aint broke, don't fix it!!!
     
     

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    Take your mud flaps off too, you won't believe the weight of em before and after you remove all the shite!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon kirby View Post
    Take your mud flaps off too, you won't believe the weight of em before and after you remove all the shite!
    yea mud flaps do exactly what they say on the tin.....

    dam things....

    but they do serve a purpose i guess.
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    i read this the other day, and fort it cant be that bad lol

    but today when i was washing it, i run ny fingers round the arches and there was soo much mud lol

    so i pulled it out with my hands and uused the hose to run water around the lip while rubbing with my fingers

    its nice and clean now
     
     

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