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Old 02-14-2018, 11:17 AM   #26
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Scrubbing Bubbles.. That stuff smells so harsh... but if you guys recommend it, guess I'll give it a try.. on my Legacy first. LoL
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:29 AM   #27
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good information, even we have similar kind of used engines please have a look at it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:39 PM   #28
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I've tried Simple Green, worked well for me with a 50/50 dilution. I only let it sit for ~30 seconds before washing off.

Also +1 for scrubbing bubbles, that stuff works wonders. Probably one of the safer products to use
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:30 AM   #29
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I usually brush/blow off as much dirt and dust as I can when its dry, then use armor all for the plastics. as for the metal bits, i usually use what I have around me, nothing special or specific. Then I quickly rinse the engine with hose or pressure washer (cover up all the things that shouldnt get hit) and give it a nice wipedown. Definitely gonna check out the Scrubbing bubbles trick..
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:56 AM   #30
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Need to do this to 300zx...nearly 30 years of dirt in there lol
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:45 AM   #31
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I personally donít like to use soaps or anything of that sort on my engine bay unless there is oils. The soaps and detergents seem to be sicky ang build up dirt quicker than usual if you decide to go that route. Just my point of view.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:24 PM   #32
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Default Scrubbing Bubbles!

I use scrubbing bubbles and it works great! would highly recommend it
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Old 04-27-2018, 09:23 AM   #33
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I use Meguiars Leather Products Religiously! I have always used them in my VWs!
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:49 AM   #34
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Any business process has a progress stage. Employees from different departments are connected to the work, each of them is responsible for performing only their individual operations. Some tasks are performed using enterprise apps, while other operations are performed manually. This way of work interferes with good management. So we implemented an automation managemart software a few years ago. We are doing a cleaning business and this perfectly suits us.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:49 AM   #35
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Pressure washer- loosen grime and such

Superclean at 2:1 with some detail brushes

Pressure washer again to spray off

and finish with meguiars hyper dressing at 3:1- point, shoot, close the lid and call it a day

Go back tomorrow and level with a MF cloth
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:07 PM   #36
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Ever tried Chemical Guys engine greaser?
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:22 PM   #37
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Honestly no, Iím not a fan of many of their products. There are some good ones...sure. But for degreasing and APC superclean is one of the big three
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:05 PM   #38
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I am on the same boat, I haven't had any success with chemical guys products. Will definitely have to give Scrubbing Bubbles a try now!
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:51 PM   #39
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To be honest, I just take quick detailer, spray it on a micro fiber towel and wipe away. Not the most effective but it works.
I also do the same, not that detailed but it does the job. I use the Sun Joe SPX4000 which I find very good, if you want to check it out, here is a Sun Joe SPX4000 review

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Old 11-26-2019, 01:06 AM   #40
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Honestly, i just hose down the engine with water. Then follow up with engine degreaser all over the engine. Then hose it back again with water. Just make sure to cover all the electrical and filters before you hose it down. I just use plastic grocery bags to cover. I have done it numerous times with no problems despite many disagree about "hosing down your engine."

However, IF you are going for a car show, nothing beats a good old rag and wipe with detail. It takes forever, but its car show quality. But since my subie is my daily, my engine gets dirty so fast that hosing down is easier and faster.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:52 AM   #41
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However, IF you are going for a car show, nothing beats a good old rag and wipe with detail.

I go to car shows, I respectfully could not disagree anymore


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It takes forever

I could not agree more


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but its car show quality.



Remotely possibly but most likely highly unlikely
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:56 AM   #42
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Damn, good to know about the scrubbing bubbles! The engine bay is the one part of my car that I neglect.. I really need to get better about that.
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:05 AM   #43
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Scrubbing bubbles and Simple Green are good products. My current favorite is the Chemical Guys Orange Degreaser.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:01 AM   #44
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Simple green is terrible for aluminum parts.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:37 PM   #45
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Just used scrubbing bubbles to see what that was all about, and man I was surprisingly pleased. It took 90% of the hard work out, just had to dry it off and detail some minor places afterwards.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:04 PM   #46
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:13 PM   #47
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That grease/oil in the bay is kind of protecting the metal.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:11 PM   #48
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really nice and clean engine bay.
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:21 PM   #49
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I get asked this every time I open my hood haha! I use a few different products to keep my engine bay looking clean!!

What are your guys favorite tips / engine bay cleaning products or methods?

http://youtu.be/kiygevj2VBg
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