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    underboby sealer doesnt stay tacky...i used it on te whole underside off my old ord fiesta..you could try that...and as its not seen...it dosnt hv too look good
     
     

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    not a fan of underseal, if water gets behind it then this can cause problems. i always clean under the arches and then apply lots of wax,
    the water just runs off leaving it clean, its the wet mud that hangs there for months that causes the rust.
    just run the hose under the lip everytime you was the car and you should be ok.re apply wax.
    i have never had a rust issue on the arches.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8808 View Post
    Yeah mine was the same when I first got it! My ex had a Porche Boxter and the rear arches on that had exactly the same design fault too!
    It's not actually a design fault, it's to give a nice edge and add stiffness to the panel.

    Like others have said I'd just make sure it's kept clean. If it is then it will be no more susceptable to rust than anywhere else (providing it doesn't get stone chipped).
     
     

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    I had a new rear arch fitted to my e36 and the bodyshop gave it a coat of waxoyl, they said it was really good stuff
     
     

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    Well I bought a tin of waxoly when I had my Golf... I'd driven over a loose paving slab and it lifted up and scraped a patch of the underseal off. I found it last night in the spare bedroom so I might put a bit in rear arches and see how it goes
     
     

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    once cleaned i apply a thin layer of grease around the inside of the said area...repels the water perfectly...obviously dont be applying bucket loads.
     
     

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    I found that when i bought my car from the garage it was also caked with mud inside the wheel arches - i think as has been said already the best thing to do is just make sure that you clean it regularly with plenty of water, i use my fingers and a hose pipe to make sure it all gets rinsed out every couple of weeks.
    Paul
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibmw View Post
    once cleaned i apply a thin layer of grease around the inside of the said area...repels the water perfectly...obviously dont be applying bucket loads.
    I shal be trying this as havent yet got round to waxoyling!
     
     

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