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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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