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Engine spray

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by sirsaechao, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    sirsaechao

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    My engine is spotless but not shiny/glossy/new looking...what should I use to get the new car shiny look under the engine? Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    jefferson

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    Simple green and a hose. Hose it down, simple green the F out of it. Avoid wiring if possible, let it dry up a bit with the simple green on it, hose down to rinse.. enjoy, close thread ;)
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    yah, probably just road grime from rain..
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Carb Cleaner or WD40 :notsure:
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Yeah the hoses to look shiny and it's already clean. Just want it to look shiny.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Armor All...just spray that stuff every where and wipe it off :cool:
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    So just keep it away from metal so it doesn't burn when the engine gets hot? I don't want it smoking...
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    ... One time I was cleaning my engine with a hose (not on my Taco. An older car with exposed plug wires) and knocked a few of my sparkplug wires loose. It was hilarious when I was trying to climb a hill on one cylinder at 12 mph floored. Engine looked SCCHWEEEET though. :D
     
  9. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    To give a nice gloss to the engine, you can use a product like CD2, Trim Restorer from Poorboys, Black Wow, or even 303 Aerospace Protectant. CD2 is an aerosol. The rest you would apply w/ an applicator pad.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Cd2 is GREAT product.
    I use it under hood and under fender wells. It stays glossy, repels dust, helps with next clean.
    I get it at Autozone
     
  11. Mar 20, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Another +1 for CD2. If used correctly it works great and you can get it OTC at alot of automotive stores.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    +1 for the CD-2. I clean and rinse engine bay, blow dry with leaf blower, then spray CD-2 over the whole engine bay.
    Start and run truck for ~ 10 minutes, then wipe off excess. Looks great and is durable.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    ktmrider

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    WD40 would be the worst idea ever, i use it on my throttle on my bike and within like a hour where ever i over sprayed it is solid brown from the dust
     
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