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Old 10-04-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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Good video. I learned a lot and can't wait to try it on my engine bay. I don't know if its just me but the music sounded like gogo bar music! LOL
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool. Was the hoodliner removed from this camaro for demo purposes?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #4
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You should get an "Engine Detailer Kit" together..IMO
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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That's pretty cool. Was the hoodliner removed from this camaro for demo purposes?
Nope, removed by the owner.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Would you still use the APC on the hoodliner?
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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Absolutely, if it was dirty enough to justify it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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Yep, learned this from Adams awhile back. When I clean the engine bay at home I use my soft water and it really helps reduce the spots in areas you cannot wipe or VRT etc and makes the job go quicker with the vrt and in/out.

On my truck, with such a large engine bay and a lot of side and back area, I go to my pay and spray. I do the tires and a two bucket wash (except where I have the hood open) while the engine cools. Then I use the tire cleaner on the fender insides and back fire wall, APC on the engine, brush and soft water rinse...do not use the high pressure rinse or wash and as Adam said, cover what you think needs covering and make sure engine is cool. go to drying area and start the VRT etc...cannot believe people would use anything but VRT/inout...
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:04 AM   #9
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You should get an "Engine Detailer Kit" together..IMO
Definitely agree. I like the kits. I don't have to spend time digging through the website trying to find everything. One click and I'm done.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:24 AM   #10
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nice video, good method.....
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:53 AM   #11
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Definitely agree. I like the kits. I don't have to spend time digging through the website trying to find everything. One click and I'm done.
It'd be hard to do this as a kit because if you are a diligent detailer, you should already have all of that stuff for other applications. Most people will already have the main products, so it'd be hard to get a standard kit that wouldn't make people buy reptitious products. I think that's what's cool about this method, you don't have to buy anything more than what you already have. You should already have APC for tires, blonde brush for wheels, and VRT for tires/trim. Those are the main products, then all that's left is a can of In-N-Out which I'd consider optional, and Metal Polish if you have a metal intake tube.

At least that's my opinion on it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:23 AM   #12
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Excellent point, pretty much everything you'd need to pull this off would be included already in one of our wheel kits so then you'd have the goods to do the wheels and the engine bay.

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Old 10-06-2010, 03:31 AM   #15
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i wish i could do mine in 6min and 38 sec ..... lol ..... where are you at in socal dylan ??
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Two Thumbs up! I guess it's time to buy more ADAMS PRODUCTS! =D
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where are you at in socal dylan ??
Rancho Cucamonga.
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Why do i always see people pressure washing their engine bays? I knew you aren't supposed to but never understood why people still do it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:11 AM   #20
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:36 AM   #21
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Why do i always see people pressure washing their engine bays? I knew you aren't supposed to but never understood why people still do it.
Bad decision making/lack of education I guess... the same reason some people still use bathtowels to dry their cars, or wash exclusively with dish soap... or in this ladies case, blast the interior with a pressure washer LOL!





Honestely if you tone back the pressure on the wand, use a broad pattern fan spray, and keep it far enough away the pressure dissipates and you don't get much more than a misting effect into the engine compartment.

For example my pressure washer is 2000psi - at jet settings it'll take skin off your hand up close, but if you go to a broad fan tip up close it would still hurt, but about 8-12" from the tip the water is nothing more than a fog.
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At least she washed top to bottom.
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It'd be hard to do this as a kit because if you are a diligent detailer, you should already have all of that stuff for other applications. Most people will already have the main products, so it'd be hard to get a standard kit that wouldn't make people buy reptitious products. I think that's what's cool about this method, you don't have to buy anything more than what you already have. You should already have APC for tires, blonde brush for wheels, and VRT for tires/trim. Those are the main products, then all that's left is a can of In-N-Out which I'd consider optional, and Metal Polish if you have a metal intake tube.

At least that's my opinion on it.
I see your point, plus that's gotta be over $200 of product and supplies and most people won't see $200 as worth it to clean under the hood.
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Maybe she just killed someone in the car ??????????????
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