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Abarth Cars => Abarth 500 => Topic started by: 3k5k on March 06, 2010, 08:38:11 pm

Title: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: 3k5k on March 06, 2010, 08:38:11 pm
Has anyone noticed how tempting it is to stick your hand through
the opening in the petal wheels to clean the inner area's, well watch out
for the sharp cover over the rear disc brake because it bites.
got an inch cut down my thumb and a big chunk missing from my ring
finger >:(, but the car looks fantastic, worth the pain. :thumb:
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on March 06, 2010, 08:52:40 pm
Yup did that today Ouch cut Knuckes  :thumb:
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: 3k5k on March 06, 2010, 09:09:10 pm
Daft thing is that i cut my hand and went and got a plaster on it
then went and did it again, i was very careful the third time.
i am going to buy one of those wheel cleaner brush thingy's
next week ;D
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: AlfieAbarth on March 06, 2010, 09:42:52 pm
I recommend the EZ car care brushes. They're strong & long lasting.
They're also great for cleaning the calipers etc.
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: sikersh on March 06, 2010, 10:16:46 pm
Has anyone noticed how tempting it is to stick your hand through
the opening in the petal wheels to clean the inner area's, well watch out
for the sharp cover over the rear disc brake because it bites.
got an inch cut down my thumb and a big chunk missing from my ring
finger >:(, but the car looks fantastic, worth the pain. :thumb:

I did exactly the same thing a few months ago! Ouch!
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: mightydquinn on March 06, 2010, 11:22:20 pm
Yes Thats what we all have to do..
I will have to take them off to clean then next time as I have run out of plasters :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on March 06, 2010, 11:36:45 pm
I have a stone chip on one of mine ffs zorst trims rusty again and when I was drying down scratched it paintwork on these cars is shockingly thin and soft
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: olopboy on March 07, 2010, 09:25:38 am
I now put on an old washmit after removing the tops of my knuckles on the first two washes.  >:(

Can't say in relation to the paint work its any worse  or better than cars I've previously had.... maybe you're just being much more obsessive about it  ;)
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Lisa1626 on March 07, 2010, 09:27:06 am
I'd bet that hurts.

Invest in one of these  :thumb:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/ez-detail-brush/prod_480.html
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Ricey155 on March 07, 2010, 05:08:55 pm
I'd bet that hurts.

Invest in one of these  :thumb:

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wheels-and-tyres/ez-detail-brush/prod_480.html

i might get the bog brush down see if that works 1st  :thumb:
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on March 07, 2010, 06:18:33 pm
bet a brush is not as good as the self mutilation method. :thumbd:
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: kradcliffe on March 07, 2010, 07:49:59 pm
One of the tyres on my 17" petals has a nail in it. It hasn't punctured but I suppose I'm better getting it fixed.

I couldn't manage to prize off the scorpion centre cap, but does anyone know if these alloys have a special locking nut?

I don't recall getting one but just thought I'd ask.

Keith
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: scuderia sitar on March 07, 2010, 07:52:41 pm
locking nuts should be in the boot.  Mine came as standard.
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: Missing in Action on March 07, 2010, 07:53:18 pm
yes they do, check in the boot, (where the spare tyre would be - if we had one!) you'll find a little black box it should be in there.
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: kradcliffe on March 07, 2010, 08:22:13 pm
Cheers guys!
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: LMP72K on March 08, 2010, 12:46:29 pm
I now put on an old washmit after removing the tops of my knuckles on the first two washes.
SNAP!  I found a yellow bobble microfibre washmit at ASDA for 3 quid and that saves my knuckles  ;D
Title: Re: Petal wheels word of warning
Post by: mightydquinn on March 14, 2010, 09:37:36 pm
I took mine off and washed them today... :P