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Irivas4 06-06-2013 11:13 AM

Quick question...
 
How do you all keep it clean under the hood? :)

PoorMansCamaro 06-06-2013 11:14 AM

damp rag every time I wash.

Irivas4 06-06-2013 11:15 AM

It won't leave smudges?

Ringo64 06-06-2013 11:15 AM

Just like the outside, you wash it. Takes a little more time because you have to cover things that don't like the H20 but yeah.

Irivas4 06-06-2013 11:17 AM

What exactly would i need to cover? Sorry ive never washed under the hood.

strych9 06-06-2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by PoorMansCamaro (Post 6636814)
damp rag every time I wash.

+1

Sometimes I use a little detail spray and a microfiber towel. Most times, I use my "non-paint" shammy to wipe things down. (I use one shammy for painted surfaces, and the other for pipes, valance, wheel wells, etc.)

strych9 06-06-2013 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Irivas4 (Post 6636824)
What exactly would i need to cover? Sorry ive never washed under the hood.

You can power wash everything under the hood, no cover necessary. It's all designed to be waterproof.

The hoodliner can stain, so I would not wash that.

Irivas4 06-06-2013 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by strych9 (Post 6636834)
You can power wash everything under the hood, no cover necessary. It's all designed to be waterproof.

The hoodliner can stain, so I would not wash that.

Thanks man!

CamaroDreams07 06-06-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by strych9 (Post 6636834)
You can power wash everything under the hood, no cover necessary. It's all designed to be waterproof.

The hoodliner can stain, so I would not wash that.

That's a risky statement. If you're completely bone stock, you can probably get away with that. But if you have an open air CAI, obviously cover that. It's good practice to cover the fuse box and alternator as well.

I never recommend power washing under a hood. You should never need more than a gentle spray of water.

WiSSDiver 06-06-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamaroDreams07 (Post 6637555)
That's a risky statement. If you're completely bone stock, you can probably get away with that. But if you have an open air CAI, obviously cover that. It's good practice to cover the fuse box and alternator as well.

I never recommend power washing under a hood. You should never need more than a gentle spray of water.

:word:

Adam's Polishes 06-06-2013 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamaroDreams07 (Post 6637555)
That's a risky statement. If you're completely bone stock, you can probably get away with that. But if you have an open air CAI, obviously cover that. It's good practice to cover the fuse box and alternator as well.

I never recommend power washing under a hood. You should never need more than a gentle spray of water.

:stupid:

For the mostpart modern factory wiring harnesses and things are water tight, but that doesn't mean water can't be forced in there with pressure.

Any washing should be done with a low pressure, broad fan setting.

Glen e 06-06-2013 02:55 PM

I mist the whole bay with a diluted 1:1 Lowes citrus dergreaser - I cover nothing, but I MIST.

wait 15 min and MIST again with either rinseless or water (hose)

dry and spray with Wolfgang Vinyl and Rubber sealant...Here's my "13 accord engine bay after a detail. Look at the radiator hose...nice and clean, not shiny..
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...ds/null-49.jpg

ec1990 06-06-2013 03:13 PM

Ugh speaking of this. Washed the car today, saw a guy with a high pressure hose at the spray and pay drown the engine and that's not even the worst part. He left the engine running while doing this for a solid 5 minutes - 10 minutes.

Irivas4 06-06-2013 05:41 PM

Thanks alot guys!


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