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Old 07-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Scrubbing Bubbles = Awesome

Saw some people rave about it and thought I would try it out. I have not properly cleaned/detailed my engine bay ever on this car. two and a half years and 60K miles with some rally cross and hard driving.


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Old 07-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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just did my engine bay with it again today too
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Those before and after pictures are crazy it looks good did you put any kind of spray on it after you were done
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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Helped my buddy detail his 2003 Mercury Marauder the other day.
Started with a full can of Scrubbin' Bubbles.
Touched up a few spots with some P21S Total Auto Wash and various brushes.
Finished with some Detailer's Trim Detailer
Took about 20 minutes

Came out pretty good considering the lack of time and effort we actually put into it.




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Old 07-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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So, can you walk us through your techniques and share any tips?

Do you literally just buy one bottle and spray the whole thing all over.. then rinse?
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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lol this is funny
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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So, can you walk us through your techniques and share any tips?

Do you literally just buy one bottle and spray the whole thing all over.. then rinse?
Pretty much. I just covered up the alternator and fuse box with plastic grocery bags. Bombed the entire engine bay with a can, let it sit for 5 minutes or so scrubbed a few places where grease had built up, then rinsed with the shower setting on my hose sprayer.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Looks good.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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Just wow lol, i am a believer now.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
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I've never heard of the scrubbing bubble method and hate the thought of popping my hood with anyone around.

I am in a cleaning frenzy right now and think I'll try this one this week.

What type of Scrubbing bubbles are you using? Aerosol/Spray? Bathroom Cleaner?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:43 AM   #11
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Random wires strewn around the engine bay, some looking WAY too long and unprotected (white bundle by battery), scares me more than yore dirty engine bay...
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #12
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Gonna test this on my S14. 211k miles and I don't think the motor has ever been cleaned. I'll post pics soon.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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I've never heard of the scrubbing bubble method and hate the thought of popping my hood with anyone around.

I am in a cleaning frenzy right now and think I'll try this one this week.

What type of Scrubbing bubbles are you using? Aerosol/Spray? Bathroom Cleaner?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2345309

Here is the thread I started a while back about Scrubbing Bubbles. Not 1 single reply is negative Everyone that has tried it has loved it! Good to see another member is satisfied with the results!

You'll see in the 1st post that I attached a picture of the Scrubbing Bubbles to use. Enjoy!
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #14
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So, can you walk us through your techniques and share any tips?

Do you literally just buy one bottle and spray the whole thing all over.. then rinse?
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Originally Posted by sizemic1 View Post
Pretty much. I just covered up the alternator and fuse box with plastic grocery bags. Bombed the entire engine bay with a can, let it sit for 5 minutes or so scrubbed a few places where grease had built up, then rinsed with the shower setting on my hose sprayer.
After rinsing, be sure to use a leaf blower (if you have one) to blow out any excess water that may be hiding in nooks and crannies. Regardless, start your car up after rinsing and let the engine warm up to get rid of any remaining water.

Also, try letting the SB sit for about 10-15 minutes! You might be more pleased with the results
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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gonna give it a shot, looks amazing!
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #16
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Those before and after pictures are crazy it looks good did you put any kind of spray on it after you were done
Quote:
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So, can you walk us through your techniques and share any tips?

Do you literally just buy one bottle and spray the whole thing all over.. then rinse?
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I've never heard of the scrubbing bubble method and hate the thought of popping my hood with anyone around.

I am in a cleaning frenzy right now and think I'll try this one this week.

What type of Scrubbing bubbles are you using? Aerosol/Spray? Bathroom Cleaner?
Just the spray bottle and sprayed the whole engine down. then whipped it down with a microfiber. Then used mist on my hose and sprayed it off then whipped off all the extra water and that was it. nice and easy.

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Random wires strewn around the engine bay, some looking WAY too long and unprotected (white bundle by battery), scares me more than yore dirty engine bay...
they are for my KC daylighters when I go play at night on country roads. I didn't really try and keep them to clean. I did pull them out to clean behind them but didn't push them back in before pictures. But I really am not going for car show wins either. I play in the dirt to much with my car. But thanks for the input I may cut them shorter.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #17
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Aerosol/Spray? Bathroom Cleaner?
Both, the one you want is the bathroom cleaner in the aerosol can. Just soak the engine and let it sit for 5 minutes or so. I hose it off without a sprayer on the end of the hose, then let it dry with the hood open for 10 minutes. Stuff works great.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #18
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Use this one.

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