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Old 05-28-2014
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I have a car that I drive every now and then. It's my garage queen. On this car I like to have the wheel wells detailed and looking nice. I do this on my daily driver as well once in awhile. The wheel wells on these cars are the smooth grey plastic.

I am thinking that the protectant would be the way to go. Am I correct in stating this?

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Protectant is a fine choice.

Many use a tire shine in the wheel wells, also.

I'd use the Protectant.
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Thanks Forrest.
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I use a 3:1 water to Protectant mix and spray liberally. Let it drip dry and produces clean, dark wells. I'm glad my Flex has the plastic liners in them too.

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Mothers Back to Black should have more durability than tire shines.
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I will experiment with both and see how they both perform. My car is lowered a bit so I have to see what I can use to apply either one.
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Guz, with 3:1 Protectant mix just spray the stuff liberally on clean surface. After it dries all the drip trails disappear and you have clean, uniformly smooth, well liners.
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Guz, with 3:1 Protectant mix just spray the stuff liberally on clean surface. After it dries all the drip trails disappear and you have clean, uniformly smooth, well liners.
Good tip, I'm going to try that too.

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Go for it! Wheel wells should probably be clean and dry for best results though.

I also use the same mixture in the engine bay after cleaning it with Simple Green and water.
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Definitely a good tip. I'll try this as well.

I have some APC from another manufacturer that I use to clean them so I'm good there. I have actually been wanting to buy the new APC from the professional line but I have plenty to last me for some time of the other.
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