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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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What is everyones engine bay detailing routine?

Like the title says, just looking to learn some new tips and tricks. Thx!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 12:17 PM
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3 tips....

1-Use the right products
2-buy some cheap toilet or dish brushes with long to semi long handles.
3-cover electronics with plastic
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Depends on the condition and components on the underhood...Polished parts will be ruined by most commercial degreasers...
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 10:48 AM
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Just keep it clean and it stays clean and is easier to clean
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For the 92 LX I just got, the engine bay wasn't bad, but I THOROUGHLY cleaned one area at a time. I just used a rag, some tire shine for the rubber, and was very meticulous. Sad to say, after the dust storm Saturday, it's dirty again.

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I use a paintbrush and an old toothbrush and dust off all the parts. Then I use a rag and Armoral to wipe down all the black plastic parts. Then I use a rag and Quik Detail to hit the painted parts and underside of the hood. If you do it regularly then it will only take about 15 minutes to keep it looking good.

The Lightning's engine compartment only gets done about once a year so it takes a lot longer. I start with a bucket of water and a rag and wash down all the paint and plastic parts. Then I can begin with the stuff posted about. It usually takes a couple of hours.

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air compressor and a water hose.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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i just buy a new car and make sure its clean to begin with...
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3 tips....

1-Use the right products
2-buy some cheap toilet or dish brushes with long to semi long handles.
3-cover electronics with plastic
So, Whats the right products?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 06:19 AM
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So, Whats the right products?

Sorry I didn't include that. Everytime I talk about Meguiars products, someone always seems to PM me or something and ask me if I'm a salesman for Meguiars. I just wanted to steer away from that.


Meguiars Super Degreaser works very well for really dirty engines. For the ones that aren't so bad I use Meguiars Alll Purpose Cleaner. Then follow up with Hyper dressing to give it a good shine.

You just have to be careful around certain parts. You can ruin certain metals with any degreaser and special attention needs to be given to those parts. I've even used regular soap and water. And always cover up anything electrical.
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