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Old 11-28-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Best way to clean engine bay?

Water and soap? steam clean?
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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Simple Green
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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High pressure air to blow away all the dust and grim, Simple green or similar mild detergents, then to finish the touch CD2 engine bay detailer, it makes your engine look new and shiny. make sure and do this atleast every other month
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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Yea shiny


Simple Green and Aerospace Protectant
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:39 PM   #5
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Apply the aerospace protectant to the plastics and rubber?
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:46 PM   #6
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Step one wash spray Simple Green onto cool engine.
Step two let stand 5 or so minutes then rinse off with water do not spray but just let it run over engine. Cover electronics with plastic bags etcc if you want ( I dont never had a problem just be smart about it)
Step Three dry off engine with a air hose or with towels.
Step four wipe down hoses adn plastic with Aerospace protectant


This is my version there are many others with other products. This is what I have used for many years and I like the way it looks. But the
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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I end my wash by letting my car warm up to running temps, and then take it for a hard quick drive to get possible water in hard to reach area's dry.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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so what electronics do you guys cover exactly?
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #9
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I use a gas powered blower to blow standing water away. Alot of my friends use blowers on their motorcycles after they wash them. Works great. Also use it after I wash the exterior instead of a chamios or towels.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:31 PM   #10
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be sure to stay away from the high pressure wash, I blew off a gas line over the weekend and everytime I start my car the cab fills with the smell of gas, getting fixed tomorrow, this will be interesting.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:40 PM   #11
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Drive to DIY carwash...
Spray warm engine down with this...

Let stand 10-15 minutes, then use high pressure rinse to rinse the engine off...
Then spray this on...

Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then wipe the excess off...
All done.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:01 PM   #12
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i use this http://www.greased-lightning.com/. works good for me . then i wash it off with a misting setting on my hose.

Aerospace Protectant, does dirt and dust stick to that stuff??
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:22 AM   #13
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Nope not here I use it for my dash as well. Stays good for weeks without sticking or anything.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:35 AM   #14
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BOOM !!












S100 Total Cycle Cleaner w/ Stoner Trim Shine
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:39 AM   #15
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yea Stoners is awesome

I have a tshirt...
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:43 AM   #16
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The Invisible Glass is awesome too.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:53 AM   #17
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Stoners is good stuff..so is S100
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:11 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antidote11
The Invisible Glass is awesome too.
Its for glass and I dunno how that stuff mates too well with plastics...
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:12 AM   #19
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Invisible glass is for glass but can be used on clear pastics like headlights and tailights. Not really useful when cleaning an engine, but I was just commenting on how good Stoner products are in general.
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