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Old 01-01-2021, 09:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Steve Hunt View Post
I have used retail available aerosol bedliner in wheel wells before and it did not hold up well and I noticed no sound dampening at all so another reason to try something else.
Fair enough. I am already planning to paint the lower section of my body and fenders with black Raptor liner and the rest of the van a different color, so I will use the extra black for the wheel wells since it will just go to waste otherwise. Maybe the the spray on type with the Acid etch will hold up better than the aerosol version? I think the biggest problem is cleaning out all the black tar that has caked into the wheel wells over the years to get a good surface to adhere to. Any tips or tricks from your experience? I used a metal scraper, grease lightning, and a lot of force on one well, worked ok but has to be a better way...

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Old 01-02-2021, 09:21 AM   #12
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Just go drive on the highway in a rainstorm. Much easier.

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Old 01-02-2021, 11:50 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by arctictraveller View Post
... After hosing out the wheel wells I placed a lawn sprinkler under the van and moved it around for about an hour. The amount of mud and sand that washed out was phenomenal. After moving the van to the street, I shoveled and swept up about 10 pounds of the stuff...
Can certainly relate to your mud cleaning debacle ... after a trek through Vermont two years ago we departed a muddy backroad with so much mud caked underneath it took $36.00 worth of quarters deposited in a small town "quick wash" to get it all off - the high pressure sure helped the process, but left me soaked and filthy. Must have been the type of mud because I've never had that much accumulate before.
Fortunately, we always travel with 4 rolls of quarters & $50 cash stored in a bag for the unexpected Toll roads we encounter periodically - came in handy for this purpose.

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