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How to clean your engine bay?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by KalamaKid, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    Boxy Brown

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    I use full strength Simple Green I get from my uncles warehouse job. Not the diluted stuff from the store.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    get engine warm, soak with simple green, let sit for 5-10 mins, pressurewash all the simple green off, avoid electronics with the pressurewasher
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Or walmart
     
  5. Sep 17, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I used alcohol to get the brown off my coolant hoses but my engine is still coated in brown... Simple green didn't do shit...
     
  6. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:38 AM
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    really? F**k. i was gonn try simple green on monday...
     
  7. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    dam, after all that seems like you got "magic mud" :D.........hmm i dont know what else as advice to give you.
     
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    Dollar General Stores carries it. I always take my truck to the carwash, open the hood and spray with hot water then close the hood and let her run for a few minutes. I have never had any problem doing this with any vehicles that I have owned.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Get it at the Dollar store. Cheap and works great. I use it on my truck, motorcycle and any other greasy areas. Sparay everything down and let soak for a 12oz or 2 :D then high pressure wash it off. After this step, let air dry for another 12oz or 2:D.


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    Second to last step: Spray all plastic and hoses down with Hot Shine. Then your ready for the last step: Step back with a 12oz or 2:D and enjoy the beauty.
     
  11. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    So I assume it's alright to pressure wash your engine? I mean, I'll avoid more delicate pieces like the fuse box and such. Just want to get anyone's opinion on completely soaking the engine bay. Thanks.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Heres a pretty good product that I used quite often :)

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