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Washing under the hood

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by bowhunter95, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    bowhunter95

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    Went mudding a few weeks ago. Now would it be bad if I washed down the motor and everything else inside the hood? I don't want to screw anything up. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    neonlazer

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    Stick a pressure washer in there(not too close...) and blast all that mud to heaven :) Then wipe the underside of the hood as best you can...i hate that some of the mud gets inbetween the metal where you can't get too..
     
  3. Aug 28, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    tacowestley

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    After i came back from off roading the next day i spray the whole engine with simple green, let it sit, then rinse it all off and wipe clean then your good! :D
     
  4. Aug 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    tostidos

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    Just avoid getting water in your intake and dont prolong spaying anything electrical and you'll be fine
     
  5. Aug 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    Always felt nervous with a pressure washer personally. Maybe it would've helped because I used a garden hose on light spray with a couple different kind of sponges. Also too the engine cover off because there was a ton more under there. Went back and did a chamois cloth wipe down, repeated once or twice as needed.

    Went through this fairly recently. Will think twice about diving into mud after that. I couldn't even see the top of the battery when a friend lifted the hood on his truck after mudding.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    You will be okay using a pressure washer as long as you dont sit there and hose it down for an hour. After you spray it off take a little drive to heat everything back up so it dries faster.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    bowhunter95

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    Thanks guys
     
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