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DaGonz
May 7th, 2006, 05:25 PM
After washing the paintwork and the wheel/tire assemblies, one of the problems that any clean car fanatic encounters is buffer splatter especially when buffing the areas above and adjacent to the wheels. No matter how careful you are, you will get some sling from the pads.

I take 4 large trash bags and slit one side of the bags with a razor knife.

I then drape the bags over the wheel and tires assemblies to keep them splatter free.

You can also mask off the windows with newspaper and some masking tape to keep buffer splatter off of them, too!

Monk
May 7th, 2006, 06:34 PM
...Or taketwo old sheets and cut them in half so you have a half for each wheel. Reusable.

DaGonz
May 12th, 2006, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by Monk
...Or taketwo old sheets and cut them in half so you have a half for each wheel. Reusable.

So are the trash bags, plus, you don't get in trouble with the wife when she finds out! :D

Monk
May 12th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by Gonzo0903
So are the trash bags, plus, you don't get in trouble with the wife when she finds out! :D

Tell her it was your girlfriend's idea. That will take the heat off by changing the subject.

Buellwinkle
May 18th, 2006, 08:20 PM
The hard part is not keep the splatter off wheels, it's keeping it off a black convertible top. That's why I switched to a DA buffer when doing our 2 convertibles.

DetailManiac
May 19th, 2006, 01:26 AM
I use this " technique " :

http://www.freewebtown.com/f14tomcat/foto/ford/gt/038.JPG

http://www.freewebtown.com/f14tomcat/foto/machinaal/013.JPG

http://www.freewebtown.com/f14tomcat/foto/ford/010.JPG

It works for me all the time :)