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Old 04-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Adam @ Detailor Domains

So yesterday I decided to troop it out to Phil's shop (Detailer's Domain) in Jersey to check out Adam, and see what new products he's selling. I purchased a few of his products. I'm a big admirerer of Adam's cleaning products

But getting to the point he was cleaning someone's audi coupe. My question here is can we soap and hose down our engine? Cause that's what he did with this person's engine (soaped it up and hosed it down). He didnt cover up no wires, or anything.

My engine bay is quite dusty and I thought of following suit, but wanted to make sure that it wouldnt harm my car in any way shape or form? Curious to know other's thoughts
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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I have done it to all three of my cars the past few weeks and it's fine. I just wouldn't use a really hard pressure washer that could break anything.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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you used a brush or a mitt for the soaping part? Where I'm at the water is hard man. Sheesh !!!
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I rinsed it down, sprayed it good with APC, used a long handle brush for some scrubbing and a small round detail brush for the tight and small areas. Let it sit for a minute then rinsed it. I then started the car to make sure all was ok. Towel dry where I could then I have an air compressor with a air blower tool to help dry it off. Lastly I used a trim spray to shine it up and buff. Very happy with the results.

Here is the one I just did and IMO the pictures don't do it justice:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289166

Both Adams and Chemical Guys have good videos on how to detail the engine area.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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The Adams products work great but the sprayers are the like glass, very, very fragile. Never seen anything like it.
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