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Old 08-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #101
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Post number 80 of this thread shows my before and after. :-)
Those were the pics that made me want to clean my bay lol. Didnt even notice it was you. Looks AWESOME. So clean ill be doing mine today and the weekend
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:48 PM   #102
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Those were the pics that made me want to clean my bay lol. Didnt even notice it was you. Looks AWESOME. So clean ill be doing mine today and the weekend
Sweet! Have fun
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:39 PM   #103
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Sweet! Have fun
So many crevices and **** I can't get my hand into. The guy in the video makes it look easy as hell. Not sure how mines working kinda just makes it look wet at the moment. Well see
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #104
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So many crevices and **** I can't get my hand into. The guy in the video makes it look easy as hell. Not sure how mines working kinda just makes it look wet at the moment. Well see
.....brushes. You can never have too many varieties IMO/IME. I have a collection of all shapes, sizes, quality, differing bristle type/characteristic, etc. They come in handy for all sorts of tasks. I'm always on the look out whether I'm shopping at my local retail stores or detailing-specific merchant. Never know what you'll find that ends up working great for a specific job.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #105
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I start with a spray bottle of soapy water , Turtle wax , Autosol chrome and metal polish , meguiars wet look finisher.


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Old 12-19-2013, 11:34 AM   #106
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Picked up some Adams APC and I going to try it out. Based on what I am reading I will try this process:

Do a light spray down with with water.
Spray engine down with APC and wipe trouble spots.
Do a second water spray down.
Turn on car.
While the car is running for 10-15 minutes, use my leaf blower for the nooks and crannies.
Celebrate job well done.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #107
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OMG.. i want my bugeye's engine bay that clean T_T
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:27 PM   #108
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Great thread, but I have a concern that I don't have a source for. I've seen in the older comments that people use Simple Green. I've heard that stuff is corrosive, especially to aluminum. Anyone confirm or deny this?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #109
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So Im new to this whole Subaru STi thing but this thread pretty much validates my opinion about the sort of people that drive these things and reinforces that I made a pretty good choice in purchasing
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:36 AM   #110
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Just a reminder, in case you're an idiot like me, polished aluminum radiators (and other aluminum components) really don't like degreasers or harsh chemicals so be careful where you spray.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:35 PM   #111
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What products or methods do you use to clean your engine bay? Thanks.
I Hit all of the dirty spots with purple powa and i try to stay away from the drive belts. Start the car and spray down with a hose. after i let it dry off i go over anything black(i.e. like the airbox,pulley cover, etc.) with tire shine and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. I got a 04 and it looks like she just was taken off the delivery truck, minus the dent in my trunk and spoiler because some piece of **** stuck a crow bar between them and messed it up bad. Now i got water coming in my trunk
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #112
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I use Simple Green MAX along with water. Works great.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #113
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So Im new to this whole Subaru STi thing but this thread pretty much validates my opinion about the sort of people that drive these things and reinforces that I made a pretty good choice in purchasing
Heck ya man i think that i am speaking for most members but we love our Subaru's more than our girlfriends lol welcome to the scooby family man
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #114
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Wow that's some nice clean engines wish my was like that.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:13 PM   #115
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just did mine, just used water, simple green and a few brushes, turned out pretty good for being my first time. gonna buy some plastic renewer or stuff that makes the plastic come out more but dont know which one to get.

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Old 01-22-2014, 12:12 AM   #116
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Any tips on cleaning the painted sti manifold? I went to rub some spots where it had been touched by greasy hands and as I I was cleaning it, I noticed some red coming off onto the rag. I was only using a wet rag.if that's what water and some elbow grease does,then I'm hesitant to use any cleaning products
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:13 PM   #117
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I finally got around to cleaning under the hood today. I ended up going with the Scrubbing Bubbles method, it was really easy and took me about 20min.

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:29 PM   #118
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Fixed for you. Flickr is a bit of a pain to post pics.


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I finally got around to cleaning under the hood today. I ended up going with the Scrubbing Bubbles method, it was really easy and took me about 20min.

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:26 PM   #119
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Fixed for you. Flickr is a bit of a pain to post pics.

Thanks! I switched over to imgur and it worked on my first try. By the way what did you change to make Flickr work

Edit: figured it out

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:07 AM   #120
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i use grease lightning on my heavy soiled areas nothing wrong with hosing it down i generally cover sensitive electrical areas to be safe mothers power cone is great for reaching tight snots and i use a McGuires plastic renew to give my plastics a bright shine with out attracting dust
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #121
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Steps I take:
1) start with cold car
2) cover alternator with plastic bag
3) spray engine bay and bottom of hood with water hose (no nozzle)
4) spray hood insulation vigorously with water hose (finger on end of hose)
5) spray engine bay and bottom of hood with Simple Green
6) wet scrub brush with water hose and scrub down engine compartment and around hood insulation with brush (not hood insulation since it doesn't hold up well to a brush for repeated cleanings)
7) rinse everything very well with water hose (no nozzle)
8) dry as good as possible with a clean towel/rag
9) close hood
10) start car and idle until up to temp
11) shut engine off
12) open hood to allow steam out
13) use vinyl spray if desired (I never do)

Thanks for this...
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:42 AM   #122
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Ive used some engine degreaser let it soak in for alil, then cover the electronics with plastic bags and spray with a power washer.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #123
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Not the cleanest but its been a few months, I used simple green for cars and water.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:06 PM   #124
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I pressure wash that b****

Just use some common sense as to where you aim/how close you are to what you're aiming at.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #125
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You only gotta cover the alternator really. Just don't blast hoses and wiring with water too hard.
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