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  • GrayGhost
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    Ordered blower. On sale 20 off today. $44 plus shipping. What a deal!


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  • Bwer
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    How to detail your engine compartment?

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    Last edited by Bwer; 07-26-2014, 08:56 AM.

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  • Bwer
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    How to detail your engine compartment?

    Originally posted by CooG View Post
    Still need to clean the motor before spraying In&Out or Black on Black. Otherwise you just have shiny dirt!

    Engines these days have no problem getting wet....unlike motors with distributors and such. Today, all the electrical connections are sealed.

    Best advise is not to let your engine get so dirty it's a pain to clean. Do a GOOD cleaning on it once, maintain by rinsing with a degreaser.... and its not so hard to keep your engine looking nice. I typically spray mine with Simple Green, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off. Wipe off the big, flat areas (engine covers, fuse box, air intakes, etc.) with an old microfiber and let dry. Then go back with a little Detail Spray and In & Out. Once or twice a year, I'll wax the engine cover, fuse box cover and my Vararam intake.

    The new air blower I just bought from Chemical Guys is PERFECT for drying the engine bay after a wash....can't wait to try it out in the morning. This thing is tiny and the nozzle is soft rubber. I can point it anywhere under the hood and dry the engine bay in no time.

    http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/acc_303.htm
    Is the air blower light in weight ?
    Never mind went to web site !

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    Last edited by Bwer; 07-26-2014, 07:54 AM.

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  • Sapper12b
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    Glad I found this thread, I'm about to clean my engine bay tomorrow

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  • 12blkgrayRS
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    I just keep mine cleaned and wiped down since new, every wash I detail the engine bay as well. I found some trim spray at O'Reillys that works well. But it rained tonight before I could show it off...darn it!!

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  • X-Factor
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    Yea, I'm another daily driver, and I entered shows and have placed and won in my class, so it can be done... :D yea, like Coog says you need to stay on top of it, that's the main secret to keeping it looking in tip top shape! :)

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    Last edited by X-Factor; 08-17-2013, 06:16 AM.

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  • SmplyB
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    right on, thanx for all the advice. I feel a lot better about getting the engine all wet now. Now just to find some time... does anyone know where I left my time... oh yeah, thats right, my wife found it and keeps it in a safe in her purse.......

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  • CooG
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    Originally posted by mlee View Post
    Check out the videos on Coogs Chemical Guy Thread
    Still need to clean the motor before spraying In&Out or Black on Black. Otherwise you just have shiny dirt!

    Engines these days have no problem getting wet....unlike motors with distributors and such. Today, all the electrical connections are sealed.

    Best advise is not to let your engine get so dirty it's a pain to clean. Do a GOOD cleaning on it once, maintain by rinsing with a degreaser.... and its not so hard to keep your engine looking nice. I typically spray mine with Simple Green, let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse off. Wipe off the big, flat areas (engine covers, fuse box, air intakes, etc.) with an old microfiber and let dry. Then go back with a little Detail Spray and In & Out. Once or twice a year, I'll wax the engine cover, fuse box cover and my Vararam intake.

    The new air blower I just bought from Chemical Guys is PERFECT for drying the engine bay after a wash....can't wait to try it out in the morning. This thing is tiny and the nozzle is soft rubber. I can point it anywhere under the hood and dry the engine bay in no time.

    http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical..._p/acc_303.htm
    Last edited by CooG; 08-16-2013, 09:04 PM.

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  • Moni
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    Originally posted by WinMan View Post
    I have decided that engine bays for cars that drive on the road will never be of a nice show quality (unless you want to spend hours wiping the damn thing down). I just use a can of gunk and then use CD2. Works great for a 20 min job!
    Mine is my daily driver with 82k. I've spent a few hours under her hood and won several Expo awards. She's not a garage queen, but she's clean. You really have to do it more than just before the show to keep the time down.

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  • mlee
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    Check out the videos on Coogs Chemical Guy Thread

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  • WinMan
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    I have decided that engine bays for cars that drive on the road will never be of a nice show quality (unless you want to spend hours wiping the damn thing down). I just use a can of gunk and then use CD2. Works great for a 20 min job!

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  • clatham1117
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    Originally posted by BaylorCamaro View Post
    I go so fast that dirt can't stick to my engine bay.
    Or his supercharger sucks it all up lol

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  • BaylorCamaro
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    I go so fast that dirt can't stick to my engine bay.

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  • RS Frey
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    A gentle spray from the hose, clean with a (soapy) soft long bristle brush then blow dry and top off with some type of detail spray. That worked on mine and it looks pretty fair.

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  • Who Dat 2SS
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    ^^^

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