205 wheel arches

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joshm
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205 wheel arches

Post by joshm » 04 Jun 2004, 17:49

Hi,
I have a white 205 GT ('91) and the wheel arches are also coloured white. It would appear that there is some sort of factoy-applied corrosion protection but I'm wondering whether it would be good advice to re-seal the arches using waxoil or similar. If I do this my guess is that I would have to steam-clean/degrease the arches as they syand now.
Have other people done this on their Peugeots, or am I being over-cautious?
Cheers, Josh

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Post by joshm » 05 Jun 2004, 19:21

Well, I degreased the arches using engine degreaser and applied some clear waxoyl. After leaving it overnight I came down to find the waxoyl was still unset and it looked a bit silly. So I removed the waxoyl again and am in the process of applying black underbody sealant to the arches (carefully masking off the parts I don't want touched - e.g. springs, dampers, brakes). All is going well so far and I'm pleased with the result after doing the first arch.
Apart from giving me peace of mind I think the car looks better with black arches.
Josh

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Post by sponix » 08 Jun 2004, 02:06

Is there any sign of decay in the existing rust proofer? If not I'd leave it.

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Post by beefcurtains1977 » 08 Jun 2004, 05:15

I think you will find that luckily all body panels for most PUGs are galvanised and therefore pretty rust proof. As long as the gavanised area is not cracked or has a broken surface you should not have any probs. The pugs really only rust when they have had crappy repair work done to them.