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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:49 pm 
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Its time to put my rear arch trim mouldings back on.

It looks like they had some white grease packed in them presumably to help prevent corrosion of the paintwork and also provide some adhesion.

I'm probably over thinking this, but will any thick white lithium grease do, or would I be better with PTFE Superlube or a silicone based grease?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:33 pm 
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i've gone with heavy multi-purpose lithium grease.

Its anti-corrosive so can't do any harm


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:09 am 
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The rear arch liners (I presume that's what you meant) are held in by friction at the outer side of the wheel arch, by the small protrusions (about 4 from memory) that stick out from the metalwork, I'm not sure there was any grease on mine when I removed them (although maybe used for fitting them, as a lubricant). Then it's the 3 or 4 captive bolts and nylon nuts to keep them in (even without those I can't see the liners coming out on their own though).

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:26 pm 
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thanks Mike, its not the liners but the wheel house mouldings. Saab parts 4564175 and 4564183. They are metal strips coated in plastic and are held on by the tabs on the arch and friction. They were packed with some kind of grease/putty.
I'm going to use heavy lithium grease


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