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Old 08-17-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Exclamation Engine Cleaning ???

Hey how do ya'll keep your engine cleaned?

air hose?

water and rag?

thanks peeps....
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Microfiber towel and detail spray. I clean it every week (for Camaro meets), so grime doesn't have enough time to build up.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:42 AM   #3
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Hey how do ya'll keep your engine cleaned?

air hose?

water and rag?

thanks peeps....

i feel your pain dude! i live in Yuma AZ! sand everywhere!! i just clean it up with a rag every 3 days or so.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Found a product years ago that is actually becoming hard to find. Bummer. It's "Steam Premium" engine cleaner AND a separate engine detailer from the same company. Does a great job without the nasty "Gunk" type products out there. I'm in AZ as well, and this stuff gets dirty quick. I love this stuff, but now I am having trouble finding it again.


Added: Just went to Gumout's website and they don't list it anymore, my gut feeling is that it has been discontinued. It's the best stuff I've come by for light duty engine cleaning in 30 years. Oh well.....if I ever find it again I'm buying the store out of stock.

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Old 08-17-2011, 01:52 AM   #5
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I've been trying to come up with a way to safely clean my engine bay as well... I want it to stay clean, but don't wanna lose my sigs
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:55 AM   #6
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:24 AM   #8
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I would get a body shop tp spray some clearcoat over your sigs to lock em in..
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #10
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I've been trying to come up with a way to safely clean my engine bay as well... I want it to stay clean, but don't wanna lose my sigs
Clear coat over the signatures?
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:18 AM   #11
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Clear coat over the signatures?
I was just gonna suggest the same thing... not just for washing, but I'm sure engine heat over time is going to start to cause them to fade. A little rattle can clear coat would seal them up nicely.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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After I wash and dry, the surface of the car, I grab a cheap microfiber towel (about 3x2 ft size) and do the doorjambs, under the trunk and then the engine bay. If you just use this damp towel everytime you wash the car, it stays clean. Maybe a little detail spray and then you can dress the plastics with whatever you like.
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After I wash and dry, the surface of the car, I grab a cheap microfiber towel (about 3x2 ft size) and do the doorjambs, under the trunk and then the engine bay. If you just use this damp towel everytime you wash the car, it stays clean. Maybe a little detail spray and then you can dress the plastics with whatever you like.
everytime i wash the car , some weeks doing 4 or 5 shows, every once a while i pull front tires and pull wheel wells to clean and armor all them, with 22000 in it i still get asked how many miles, or my Favorite Wheres the trailer,
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:37 AM   #14
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I wash the car and then use a towl to dry door jambs, inside of trunk opening and engine. Its not bad if you do it all the time. Once it builds up its a pain in the a**. I did pressure wash the engine bay one time without any issues but you have to be very careful around the electronics.
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