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Old 04-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #26
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That does look amazing! Although, Scrubbing Bubbles is just to clean up the engine bay and make it look nice again. For anyone who's engine bays look like that Civic's (I hope to god they don't!) they'd be better off using WD-40.

If your engine bay is real dusty, hard water stains, grease build up etc Scrubbing Bubbles will do wonders!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #27
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Alright, so I just browsed throught that M5 forum and unfortunately, there were no before and after pics. The OP on the forum just posted an "After" pic of his engine bay.

However, there was an individual who happened to use Scrubbing Bubbles on one of his other vehicles and posted pics of it. See link below...

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e63...asy-way-6.html
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #28
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And for everyone wondering about a good engine bay dressing...Griots Engine Bay dressing was used by the same guy on the M5 forum.



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Old 04-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #29
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Put something under your jaw for when it drops.
I have a hard time believing that's that same car. All the elbow grease in the world will not remove years of wear from actual use. To get an engine compartment that clean would require a lot more than a few cans of WD-40 and some rags.

Yes, he said he replaced a few parts with original OEM pieces, but he would have to replace a LOT of plastics, hoses, wires, clips, nuts, bolts, etc. for it to look that good. Shenanigans.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #30
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I have a hard time believing that's that same car. All the elbow grease in the world will not remove years of wear from actual use. To get an engine compartment that clean would require a lot more than a few cans of WD-40 and some rags.

Yes, he said he replaced a few parts with original OEM pieces, but he would have to replace a LOT of plastics, hoses, wires, clips, nuts, bolts, etc. for it to look that good. Shenanigans.
Agreed... blasphemy!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #31
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I have a hard time believing that's that same car. All the elbow grease in the world will not remove years of wear from actual use. To get an engine compartment that clean would require a lot more than a few cans of WD-40 and some rags.

Yes, he said he replaced a few parts with original OEM pieces, but he would have to replace a LOT of plastics, hoses, wires, clips, nuts, bolts, etc. for it to look that good. Shenanigans.
Now that I finally have my car back in a semi-complete state I plan to try this out since I, like you, don't really believe it. Truth be told though, I have used WD 40 to fully restore a number of components, but I just don't see it being that effective. Fortunately my engine bay is in a miserable state, so keep your eyes peeled for a thread about it perhaps this weekend if I can find even more time to dedicate to my car than I already do
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #32
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I became intrigued by your guys Scrubbing Bubbles and WD40 talk that I had to try this stuff. I'd say my engine bay was a 4 out of 10(1 being Show Room New and 10 being that Honda before cleaning). I took before/after pics but before pictures were last night in my garage, was a little dark.

I sprayed Scrubbing Bubbles, let it sit for 5mins or so, then pushed car out and lightly hosed off. Then reapplied Scrubbing Bubbles and let it sit, then hosed off and wiped everything down with microfiber towels. I'll throw up some pics in a min.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #33
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These two are the only good ones to really show a before/after. The rest the lighting between being in dark last night and daylight today throws'em off too much to tell a difference. I also feel safer knowing my engine bay is 99.9% bacteria free.

BEFORE




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Old 05-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #34
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Thanks for posting pics! I have been quite busy and haven't had the opportunity.

Just throw some engine bay dressing on there and it would look even better!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #35
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where are you guys getting this stuff? might have to be a weekend project..
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #36
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where are you guys getting this stuff? might have to be a weekend project..
You can get Scrubbing Bubbles anywhere, try a grocery store.

Get WD-40 at an auto parts store.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #37
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where are you guys getting this stuff? might have to be a weekend project..
seriously?

where do we get the super popular, advertised nationally, is located in every store in the world, bathroom cleaner? is that what you're asking?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #38
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seriously?

where do we get the super popular, advertised nationally, is located in every store in the world, bathroom cleaner? is that what you're asking?
LOL. This.

Sold at about every grocery store you can think of. Home depot as well.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #39
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I'd also like to know what a good engine dressing is. And are the guys using this method dressing their engines afterward also? I'm super lazy when it comes to cleaning my car, so this sounds like my type of work.



So what is this all about? Can you give some more info on the WD40 process?

As far as engine "dressing" goes I use Black Magic or CD2 Engine Detailer. It creates a nice shine and it gets "bakes" in so it lasts a long time and acts as a protectant. Spray down the engine bay (I use a sponge to help evenly apply) and turn on the engine and run it for about 15 mins.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #40
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I used Gunk's Engine Degreaser combined with some liberal elbow grease, and finished off with some of their Engine Dressing - it's looked 100x better and I've barely put any work into keeping it clean since. I used a light amount of the dressing and some cloths to get rid of the excess on some of the surfaces, since it was a little tacky and seemed like it was going to attract dust.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #41
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I used Gunk's Engine Degreaser combined with some liberal elbow grease, and finished off with some of their Engine Dressing - it's looked 100x better and I've barely put any work into keeping it clean since. I used a light amount of the dressing and some cloths to get rid of the excess on some of the surfaces, since it was a little tacky and seemed like it was going to attract dust.
The Gunk's engine degreaser didn't dry out any hoses or anything?
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hmm.. More before and after pictures of scrub an bubbles please
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Yeah lets see it work. Lol
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In for more before/after pics.

Are you guys spraying down the TMIC as well? Mine is one of the dirtiest parts of the entire engine bay but I'm hesitant to just spray this stuff into the fins.
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In for more before/after pics.

Are you guys spraying down the TMIC as well? Mine is one of the dirtiest parts of the entire engine bay but I'm hesitant to just spray this stuff into the fins.
As long as it drys it should be fine.. its not flammable now to the other thread where the guy with the honda is useing wd40...that'd be a NO NO ... tmic + turbo + oil...
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I'll have to try that scrubbing bubbles, couldn't hurt anything right?
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read the fine print there- he replaced a bunch of parts too.
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read the fine print there- he replaced a bunch of parts too.
It did seem a bit too clean
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Yea he did. He said it had been sitting for 10 years also so... might have been needed to start the car lol. Battery, wires, exhaust manifold shield (to inspect manifold for cracks/animals)
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Are you guys spraying down the TMIC as well? Mine is one of the dirtiest parts of the entire engine bay but I'm hesitant to just spray this stuff into the fins.
Yes, I am spraying the TMIC as well. I figured if my IC hose sprays the IC to cool it down on hot days, it couldn't hurt. Ya know?
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