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Old 05-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #51
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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
Seems as if most of the Subaru community hasn't stumbled upon Scrubbing Bubbles as a method to clean their engine bay. I've seen a lot of pictures on the BMW and even a couple of the Corvette forums.


I'm waiting for my engine bay dressing to come in the mail...then I'll be cleaning with scrubbing bubbles. I'll be posting pictures after!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #52
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yea...never seen or heard of it before......
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #53
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yea...never seen or heard of it before......
If you look it up online, you'll see quite a few people swear by it. I'm talking about M3's, M5's, and some Corvettes.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #54
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Cool. Never heard of using scrubbing bubbles before. I have done the WD-40 method which works well but I feel that WD-40 attracted dust to easily when done. I was bored so grabbed a can of scrubbing bubbles and went to town on my commuter chariot. It's not a Subaru but it makes a good test dummy.

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This engine bay is mostly dusty with a few grimy areas. I used the whole can by doing two applications. Once the bubble guys did their deed I started the engine and carefully rinsed the bay off with a garden hose. The Vcover spark plug valley started filling with water so I just had the air compressor hose handy to blow the water out before it seeped past the spark plug boots. Ran the engine for another 10 minutes then went for a quick drive.

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I would say the scrubbing bubbles does a good job and eliminates some of the elbow grease to get dirt out of tight areas. Once it dried it was better but I suspect that following up with an engine bay dressing would show the best results. I did not have any though. I will try it again on my other cars and try getting some of that GG engine dressing. Doubtful you could hurt anything in trying this, in fact you would have to try really hard to damage anything. Give it a try.

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:08 AM   #55
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Overall, I'm very satisfied with Scrubbing Bubbles as an engine bay cleaner and would give it an 8/10. I haven't applied any engine bay dressing yet but even without it, everything looks great! I will try to get pictures up today!

Anyone recommend a nice, safe dressing to use?

aerospace 303 or adam's 'in and out' spray
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #56
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JarHarms - Thanks for posting pictures! Looks pretty good without the engine bay dressing! I can only imagine what it'd look like with it.

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aerospace 303 or adam's 'in and out' spray
Can you get those dressings locally? I actually ended up going with CD-2 Engine Detailer from CorvetteCentral.com I read/heard nothing but great reviews about it so I thought I'd give it a try.

I ordered 2 bottles ($7.95 a bottle) due to the fact that it's very hard to find locally. It is arriving today so I will finally post some pictures after everything is done
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #57
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cant wait to see those pics when you get that engine detailer done i need to clean my engine badly
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #58
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Seems like a very cheap and easy thing to make your car look awesome
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #59
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Can you get those dressings locally?
Where abouts are you in the NW? In Everett there's a marine shop (can't remember the name off the top of my head) that sells 303. Stuff isn't cheap, but I only have to use it every couple months on my interior plastics and it keeps them looking great.

My engine bay looks really good for having 110k miles, but I really want to try actually detailing it sometime!
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #60
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Glad to see someone above mentioned Adams Polishes 'In and Out' product. Great for plastics under the hood like engine covers, wiper cowl area etc. Product is water soluable and overspray is easy to wipe off. Another thing you can use is 'VRT' from Adams which is short for vinyl, rubber and tires. Makes your tires look like new and is not shiny or greasy. Dries extremely quick and does not sling off. Great on dashboards and interior trim as well. He (or one of his local vendors) is usually at most of the Carlisle (Pa.) events. You won't be disappointed with any of his products. A lot of instructional videos at his website.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #61
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Where abouts are you in the NW? In Everett there's a marine shop (can't remember the name off the top of my head) that sells 303. Stuff isn't cheap, but I only have to use it every couple months on my interior plastics and it keeps them looking great.

My engine bay looks really good for having 110k miles, but I really want to try actually detailing it sometime!
I'm not too far from Everett, actually. I live near the Bothell area.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #62
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I'll be trying some of this scrubbing bubbles method today. Looks like it works well.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #63
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Think this stuff would work well for heavy (1/4") oil deposits/crud?


Maybe the pressure washer will take off most of it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:55 AM   #64
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Think this stuff would work well for heavy (1/4") oil deposits/crud?


Maybe the pressure washer will take off most of it.
It should work for the most part! You may need to do a little scrubbing though depending on how much is caked on.

Be careful when using that pressure washer! A simple garden hose attachment used on the setting "shower" will work perfect
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #65
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #66
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I found/bought some scrubbing bubbles last night. Think this stuff is safe for the storm sewers (washing car on driveway) or should I take it to a carwash where it hopefully goes to the Waste water treatment plant? (like it would if used in a toilet/shower)
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #67
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I found/bought some scrubbing bubbles last night. Think this stuff is safe for the storm sewers (washing car on driveway) or should I take it to a carwash where it hopefully goes to the Waste water treatment plant? (like it would if used in a toilet/shower)

Umm, I've used it multiple times on my driveway. I think it's pretty safe? If it's engine bay safe, I'd say the same about the storm sewers haha.

If you're that worried about the environment, take it to your local carwash
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That's awesome, I'll give this a try. My engine bay is so dirty...
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #69
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That's awesome, I'll give this a try. My engine bay is so dirty...
Have fun! Don't be shy when spraying either. I typically use an entire can!

Try and post a "Before" and "After" pic as well
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i went and picked up some 303, going to try the scrubbing bubbles and see how i like it vs simple green
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #71
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i went and picked up some 303, going to try the scrubbing bubbles and see how i like it vs simple green
Awesome. Be sure to let us all know how your experience went
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will do, installing an intake today so ill be spiffing up the engine bay after im done.
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Has anyone here tried using a normal aerosol degreaser? I might try and compare them both... see how they do.

I'll put up pics when I get done.

Does this work the same with the underside of the engine... oil pan etc. That's the part of my car that needs the most TLC. I'm hoping it doesn't just run/fall off.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #74
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Has anyone here tried using a normal aerosol degreaser? I might try and compare them both... see how they do.

I'll put up pics when I get done.

Does this work the same with the underside of the engine... oil pan etc. That's the part of my car that needs the most TLC. I'm hoping it doesn't just run/fall off.
I'm sure if you get in between the crevices and spray down there it will be fine.
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doing this today, to see if it better than simple green
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