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Old 10-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Engine bay dress-up

K so we just got our first mustang and we kinda struggled financially to get it. We had asked my girlfriends rich aunt for some money to help keep us comfortable while we were paying for all the extras like tt&l and insurance extras and all that jazz. SO! Now that we have the car that she told us "has too many miles" (120,000) it's time to take it down to east Texas and show her that we as a young couple don't need her help and do a little showing off for ourselves. I want to make this car look brand spanking new! There's plenty of information about the exterior I got that taken care of...

What are some good new products to make this bone stock engine bay look like the day it came off the line? There's already not a drop of oil anywhere it's mostly just kinda dusty... My plan is to simple green everything except electronics and pressure wash it all. Fender wells and everything! Any suggestions?
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When you pressure wash the engine bay, leave the engine running. That way if you spray something that is exposed you'll hear the engine react to it. I've done that to all my older cars and never had a problem. And tire shine works great on hoses and anything plastic. You might wanna pick up a can of raw metal colored paint to brighten up the intake and other semi metal components. Just bag everything you don't want to paint and be very detailed with the masking. It'll pay off!
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Ya know I was kinda wondering if tire shine would do well on hoses. And definitely leave it running I had an old truck I washed one time and it started to die everytime I hit a certain spot. Turned out to be a plug wire without a drip loop.
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