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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:42 am
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So my arches are water marked badly

Read so many posts on the forum about it.

So decided to purchase some DoDo juice and tried this.

Hasn't seem to make a blind bit of difference.

Any other suggestion from the gurus

or do i get them wrapped. Issue is its a dolphin blue so suits the chromed arches

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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:58 am
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Try Duraglit or Silvo. They are silver polish's that come on a pre oiled wadding. Its not abrasive. Worked on my GTs..silver arches..

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:13 pm
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jr4070 wrote:
Try Duraglit or Silvo. They are silver polish's that come on a pre oiled wadding. Its not abrasive. Worked on my GTs..silver arches..


I'll give it a go thanks for getting back to me

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:32 pm
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Is it the Dodo Juice Supernatural Fine Cut Metal Polish you tried ?

That's always worked fine on ours.

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:39 pm
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I'm pretty sure I've seen a dolphin blue with wrapped arches on here,.......and it did look good, gave it a more modern lift (in my opinion that is!)
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Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 pm
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howardf wrote:
I'm pretty sure I've seen a dolphin blue with wrapped arches on here,.......and it did look good, gave it a more modern lift (in my opinion that is!)


Can't make my mind up what colour to wrap if I do?

Post Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:47 pm
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Cuore Sportivo wrote:
Is it the Dodo Juice Supernatural Fine Cut Metal Polish you tried ?

That's always worked fine on ours.


It was the pre-wax one

Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:20 am

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My aluminium arches have had something sprayed on them by the local Peugeot dealer, leaving spray patches that can’t be removed. As new arches cost well over £1,000, they are trying some special polish from Peugeot France. I see a post suggesting Silvo metal polish wadding will clean the arches. Has anyone any experience on the sucess or otherwise, on using Silvo

Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:15 am
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I would use AutoSol,

Always have used this on my bikes and exhausts, there even is a stainless steel version. Is very very good.

Worked on my silver arches on my gt200 Dolphin Blue just don't let it dry out - rub clean polish in one go. :thumbup:

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Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:02 pm
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What are the arches made of?

It looks to me like plastic wrapped aluminium. Mine are originals, well as far as I know. I almost feel like peeling the "film" off but is it actually a coat at all?

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Post Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:35 am
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I loved my silver arches but For an experiment I got my arches wrapped in gloss black and I think they looked pretty good!
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Post Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:39 am
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Yep, sprayed mine with plasti-dip. Transformed the car I rekon. Can peel it off easily if I ever wanted to go back to silver.

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Post Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:17 am
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ianGT156 wrote:
What are the arches made of?

It looks to me like plastic wrapped aluminium. Mine are originals, well as far as I know. I almost feel like peeling the "film" off but is it actually a coat at all?

Thanks.


I would tend to agree Ian, I thought the same and I am sure there were signs of peeling or fatigue which led me to think they had a film on top. And I do believe they are aluminium. Quiet surprised at how much someone said they are to replace, so not sure that I would attempt to remove the film.

Just remembered, it wasn't peeling but looked more like water had got underneath and started to corrode?

I think if mine weren't already black, that I would maybe wrap them, ideal part for wrapping. Never used plastidip so cant comment, but knowing me I'd get it everywhere ! :D

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 pm
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I had the same issue with my arches, I did try the Silvo like people recommended and found it didn't seem to do much for me, so I simply just tried some Autoglym super resin polish on them and they came out beautifully and they haven't got any water marks anymore :)
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:06 am
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Lightspeed_1992 wrote:
I had the same issue with my arches, I did try the Silvo like people recommended and found it didn't seem to do much for me, so I simply just tried some Autoglym super resin polish on them and they came out beautifully and they haven't got any water marks anymore :)


SRP is full of fillers so will be masking the marks however if it’s working for you that’s all that matters.
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Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:14 pm
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rather than add another thread I thought I'd bump this one up...

has anyone got a latest and greatest product to tackle the arches? to me, looks like Dodo Juice Supernatural Fine Cut Metal Polish is the favourite?

what kind of cloth is best used to apply this? small circular motions?

thanks,

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Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:48 pm
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Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:38 pm
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Plecodoras wrote:
ianGT156 wrote:
What are the arches made of?

It looks to me like plastic wrapped aluminium. Mine are originals, well as far as I know. I almost feel like peeling the "film" off but is it actually a coat at all?

Thanks.


I would tend to agree Ian, I thought the same and I am sure there were signs of peeling or fatigue which led me to think they had a film on top. And I do believe they are aluminium. Quiet surprised at how much someone said they are to replace, so not sure that I would attempt to remove the film.

Just remembered, it wasn't peeling but looked more like water had got underneath and started to corrode?

I think if mine weren't already black, that I would maybe wrap them, ideal part for wrapping. Never used plastidip so cant comment, but knowing me I'd get it everywhere ! :D

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This is what I think the problem is, especially with mine. I have read they are anodised, and it seems the corrosion is happening under this hard coat.

I know that sounds impossible, but I have tried various methods, even used Autosol with a buffing pad on a drill to try and remove the marks but nothing changes. Here is a close up pic to show what I mean.
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I think I have 4 options;

1) replace, 2) remove hard coat & polish them for the rest of my life, 3) wrap, 4) Ignore

Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:28 pm
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Once they’ve gone you can’t get them back. Wrap or paint are your options.
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