Go Back  MBWorld.org Forums > Mercedes-Benz AMG Vehicles > E55 AMG, E63 AMG, E43AMG (W210, W211, W212,W213) > W211 AMG
Wheel Wells & Underside Cleaned: 7 years of Grime Removed - Pics >

Wheel Wells & Underside Cleaned: 7 years of Grime Removed - Pics

Notices
W211 AMG Discuss the W211 AMG's such as the E55 and the E63
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Wheel Wells & Underside Cleaned: 7 years of Grime Removed - Pics

 
Old 05-06-2013, 10:44 PM
  #1  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,373
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
'06 E55 K2
Wheel Wells & Underside Cleaned: 7 years of Grime Removed - Pics

I bought my '06 when it was just over 2.5years old and in all the year sof ownership I never removed the wheels and cleaned the wheel wells or the underside of the car until this past weekend (long overdue!).

I only used soapy water and Simple Green and then I wire brushed the rust off the hats on the rotors and spray painted them with some high temp paint that I had lying around.

Everything cleaned up nicely...good for another 7 years! See you in 2020!

Before:


After:

slownrusty is offline  
Old 05-06-2013, 11:09 PM
  #2  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Toadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 4,051
Received 20 Likes on 18 Posts
2005 E55 AMG
WOW - excellent job!
Toadster is offline  
Old 05-06-2013, 11:15 PM
  #3  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,477
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
07' SL65, 04' E55, 03' Evo8, 08' GSXR, DSM's...
Great job.
WHTEVO is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 12:04 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
GunMoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: OC/SD, CA
Posts: 486
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
EG8 | E46 | W211
So Fresh, and So Clean!!
GunMoto is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 12:34 AM
  #5  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Renton WA
Posts: 41
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
300E / E55 Estate
Nice!
Rainier is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 12:39 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Norcal/Socal
Posts: 447
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
C63 E63
Nice, turned out great
ricecooker713 is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 12:56 AM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
03'55AMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 2,127
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2003 E55 AMG, 1988 "Mighty One Ninety" 190E 2.3
Wow, looks great! I may have to do this aswell... Mine has 10 years of junk...
03'55AMG is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 01:17 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 695
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
05 E55, 07 ML500
REALLY WELL DONE... Very nice... Got to get off my *** and take care of my sweetness....
SilverStrk is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 07:37 AM
  #9  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,373
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
'06 E55 K2
Thanks guys, you can't beat the price, all that is required is some time and a bit of patience.
slownrusty is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 AM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 109
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CL55, S550, 450SL
Try some of this now, works great.

http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-61-ad...-dressing.aspx
MagCL is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 09:27 AM
  #11  
PLATINUM SPONSOR
 
shardul's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 11,458
Received 166 Likes on 140 Posts
2003 W211 E55, 2003 W220 S600
Hey come on out here this weekend I am sure a lot of local member will want to see your work in person

https://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/...patio-bar.html
__________________
E55
Preferred Contact method PM or email [email protected]
Instagram @shardul_amg @ultimatepd
NO TEXT MESSAGES THEY WILL NOT BE REPLIED TO
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS /PM WITH THE SAME SUBJECT MATTER. ALL EMAILS / PM WILL BE RESPONDED TO WITHIN 24 HRS.
shardul is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 10:41 AM
  #12  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: West Sacramento
Posts: 1,767
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
2003 E55 AMG
great job!
FromM3toE55 is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 10:51 AM
  #13  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bloomingdale,IL
Posts: 1,376
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 2 Posts
2004 W211 E55K, GL550
bnzuovr is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 10:54 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 433
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
W211 E55K, Duc 848
Originally Posted by MagCL View Post
+1, or put a lot of WD-40 in your wheel wells, that'll keep the dirt/rubber from sticking.
Craigo is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 11:07 AM
  #15  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
RedBullJnky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Streets of SoFlo
Posts: 4,921
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
you to Hate
Very nice! I cleaned mine about six months ago and it had 2inches of rubber built up. I'm gonna hate doing it again.
RedBullJnky is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 12:33 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 260
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Porsche 911
Nice. I'd like to see the front with the aluminum suspension bits.

Reminds me of my days on the Porsche 993 board where guys with more time than me would detail the wheel house and undercarriage. I love to see the aluminum castings all over the place...

Apparently Xenit works really good for this but I've never tried it.
vntgspd is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 01:18 PM
  #17  
MBWorld Fanatic!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,373
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
'06 E55 K2
Thanks again guys. I will certainly try and make the meet on the 11th.
slownrusty is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 02:31 PM
  #18  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Welwyn, Herts, UK
Posts: 2,518
Received 228 Likes on 193 Posts
Ford Mondeo
This reminds me of a story about my next door neighbour. He looks after his cars religously - washed & polished every day; carpeted garage, that sort of thing. One day somebody came round to view the BMW 528i he was selling. Nice car. The prospective buyer looked underneath and asked:

"Have you had a stainless exhaust system fitted?
"Oh no - I just polish it!"
"I'm buying it"

I can't brag much myself - mine doesn't look that great underneath - but last time I took the wheels off, I cleaned the INSIDE of all the wheel arch liners.

There's always a build-up of fine mud/silt around the insides of the wheel arches, and don't ya know what that's going to do....

Nick
Welwynnick is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 07:23 PM
  #19  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
FASN8N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,728
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CTSV/6sp Grocery Getter
Originally Posted by MagCL View Post
Another vote for Adams products. Great products and unmatched customer service
FASN8N is offline  
Old 05-07-2013, 07:26 PM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 668
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
2003 E55 AMG
Originally Posted by RedBullJnky View Post
Very nice! I cleaned mine about six months ago and it had 2inches of rubber built up. I'm gonna hate doing it again.
How did you get all that rubber off? I went at my rear wheel wells with bug&tar cleaner. Turned the rubber into tar and I figured I should quite while I was ahead!! Didn't even try the other side. Maybe not using the bug&tar cleaner would be better
bstudey01 is offline  
Old 05-08-2013, 10:18 AM
  #21  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Celicasaur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,691
Received 124 Likes on 96 Posts
W212 - E63 AMG
Great job
Celicasaur is offline  
Old 05-08-2013, 11:27 AM
  #22  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: tampa florida
Posts: 1,607
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
06 e55,81SC Targa,08 CLK63 BLK,91 E34 M5
daaaaaang super job looks brand new!!!
Manuyc is offline  
Old 05-08-2013, 12:10 PM
  #23  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,212
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
03 E55 AMG, 06 Harley Road King Custom 06 Ram 2500 Cummins, 97 Firebird Race Car, 88 Cutlass Supreme
FYI new factory wheel liners can be had for like $40 or so bucks. Rear ones come with that plastic vented section. Had to get one after a tire blew out and took a small chunk out of that little vented plastic part.
BBBSS is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Wheel Wells & Underside Cleaned: 7 years of Grime Removed - Pics


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: