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Old 06-24-2005, 02:14 AM   #1
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cleanin engine bay....

im probly gonna clean it up tomorrow fer the helluvit...

i was gonna spray simple green on it and:

a) scrub by hand and wipe/rinse down w/ rags

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b) pressure wash it, covering alternator, battery, other lil electrical pieces.



which works better to get the stuff off (grease and cleaner) and what other components should be watched?
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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[Corey] Use Greased Lightning [/Corey]

That stuff works great.
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[Corey] Use Greased Lightning [/Corey]

That stuff works great.

GREASED LIGHTNING > everything else

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ive been using simple green and purple power for years, actually srubbing will work great, and to follow with a power washer would definatly be good
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i dont like putting water on the motor... can be fine and it can mess stuff up... de-greasing it works good also but just the same....

i try to clean mine every couple months or so, this keeps the problem from getting bad enough to require pressure washing or degreesing.
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i clean mine regularly

the way i do it, i spray a cleaner on, let it sit, spray more on, to keep it from drying, then start scrubbing, ill add more cleaner to the engine bay as needed, scrub as needed, then just flood the engine compartment with water to rinse it

when i got my car, i think it had some assembly line grease under the hood, so it took a lot of cleaning to get it looking decent
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I give it a quick rinse just to get things wet, then I'll spray it down with some simple green and let it sit while I clean the rest of the car. I'll rinse the engine off before rinsing the car.
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i use simple green i love that stuff speaking of which i need to pick up some more of it but also have to use mothers billitt metal polish since i polished most of my motor like so(not finished)
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^ wow nice
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ive been using simple green and purple power for years, actually srubbing will work great, and to follow with a power washer would definatly be good
That is just it you dont have to scrub Greased Lightning. Kirk use to use simple green till he saw the light.
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Yes I followed Brother Corey towards the light of Greased Lightning.
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hmmm i'll try teh lightning
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if you saw my engine compartment...youd think otherwise...

basically, as i cleaned off grease, the grease was pulling the paint off a spot on my inner fenders
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im gonna use up the simple green i have today. get some nice before and after shots.

anything else i need to cover beside battery and radiator?
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just cover up your coil packs, and your alternator

battery and radiator dont matter
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This thread inspired me to start cleaning on mine, got the major stuff off, time for detail now.
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This thread inspired me to start cleaning on mine, got the major stuff off, time for detail now.
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Still not near pic worthy at the moment...just got the major junk off. It's all stock under the hood, so who cares lol
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Well i like to just spray my motor down really good at the goo-goo car wash with there tire cleaner crap and it works good, i just spary it down beore i start washing the car and let it sit and then i will clean the outise of the car and then i will clean the outside of the car and and then when i get it all nice and soapy and ready to spray off, then i pop the hood and clean the engine bay while the car is started of course, and then i will let the motor dry and then i take some tire shine and i will use the good tire shine on a good terry cloth and spary it in good and then rub the stuff togther then clean the black stuff and get the tubes and stuff good and clean. But i would like too know how dark pony did his polishing ( i know the mothers biullet polish ) but what did you do just put it on a clean it off?
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he just PMed me about it. i wondered the same thing.

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haha that took me forever , when i purchased my upper intake manifold from RPM before installing it i started to sand it down i started with a rough 40grit then slowly worked up to 60 grit 80 grit 120 grit ect ect all the way up to 400 then 400wet. once i got it to where i wanted it i put on about 10 coats of Mothers Billett Polish. it took me about 2 and 1/2 months to do my alternator , manifold and heatercore the way they look now
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Man nvm i think i will pass on that, too much time too do all that, maybe when i go to get my turbo put on my car i will take the time and let sumone else dand it down with theose powersnaders, lol.
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