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Old 03-05-2014, 11:45 PM   #126
bflan2001
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Here's a pretty extreme before/after on my Forester...

Before (after vacuuming/blowing out most of the crap):


After:
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:53 PM   #127
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^ Nice
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #128
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Not a Subaru, but this one comes to mind instantly-

I used WD-40 and a paintbrush and 4 microfiber towels.
Works amazing on 20 year old buildup of dirt and rustproofing. No joke.
Car had been sitting for 10+ years.. I basically spent 4 afternoons/evenings total on it.

STEP BY STEP

1. Go to the automotive store, buy 2 cans of WD-40 , 4 microfiber towels, paintbrush.
2. Open Hood.
3. remove battery, air filter box and arm, fuse box cover, wiper motor, map sensors assembly, coolant overflow tank, move away side wires and tubes on shock towers.
4. Start attacking the dirtiest parts with WD-40.
5. Spray and brush/agitate the grime/dirt
6. Wipe off dirt with towel.
7. Once all the bay is clean, you can buff and polish the paint around the bay and dress the rubber hoses with rubber and vynil dressing.

Keep doing this until all dirt is removed. It takes a while, but well worth it.
WD-40 wont remove the paint.

Note: As you will notice, some parts were replaced/restored as well.



BEFORE:





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Old 03-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #129
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:08 AM   #130
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^holy cow Might need to check out some degreaser this weekend and polish her up
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:53 PM   #131
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I never cover anything as well. Some Simple Green, soft bristle, and just a garden hose with the head set to shower. Simple.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:35 PM   #132
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Nice job on the Honda!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:38 PM   #133
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I'd clean my jeeps engines in the morning, facing the engine east, I'd warm it up a bit, 5 min, then clean it with cleaner and brushes, rinse it off and let the hot sun bake it for a couple of hours.
A few on here suggested scrubbing bubbles, I will try that the next time.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #134
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiteSlips View Post
Not a Subaru, but this one comes to mind instantly-

I used WD-40 and a paintbrush and 4 microfiber towels.
Works amazing on 20 year old buildup of dirt and rustproofing. No joke.
Car had been sitting for 10+ years.. I basically spent 4 afternoons/evenings total on it.

STEP BY STEP

1. Go to the automotive store, buy 2 cans of WD-40 , 4 microfiber towels, paintbrush.
2. Open Hood.
3. remove battery, air filter box and arm, fuse box cover, wiper motor, map sensors assembly, coolant overflow tank, move away side wires and tubes on shock towers.
4. Start attacking the dirtiest parts with WD-40.
5. Spray and brush/agitate the grime/dirt
6. Wipe off dirt with towel.
7. Once all the bay is clean, you can buff and polish the paint around the bay and dress the rubber hoses with rubber and vynil dressing.

Keep doing this until all dirt is removed. It takes a while, but well worth it.
WD-40 wont remove the paint.

Note: As you will notice, some parts were replaced/restored as well.



BEFORE:





This is great. Thank you for this!
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:54 AM   #135
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wow that Honda. Great Job! I now know what I'll be using this weekend!
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