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This is a discussion on Cleaning Engine Bay within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; As a backup for those that cant find the CD2, I just bought some Stoners Trim Shine vinyl spray and ...

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    As a backup for those that cant find the CD2, I just bought some Stoners Trim Shine vinyl spray and it works good for this too. FYI

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    i just wait til the motor heats all the way up and just dump gallons and gallons and gallons of water on my motor. dont mind the steam and the cracking sounds. its just the water doing its job!

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    oh god!!!! for real???
    I spray wd-40 on my engineand all parts and it makes everything shine and is a great protectant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97ramair View Post
    I spray wd-40 on my engineand all parts and it makes everything shine and is a great protectant!
    wd40 is NOT good to use like this. It is a lubricant, can stop rust etc but it is a WATER DISPLACEMENT spray. it will dry out rubber and seals. My BEST experience with it was a dumb friend who thought it added a nice shine to his car. His ENTIRE car had the clear coat peel off. It was a rude awakening.

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    SImple grean spray. Used a rubber brush and brushed away. and Hosed off 15 mins later. Tip: Start with a fully cold motor. COver your alternator. DIsconnect your battery and cover terminals. Use a leaf blower to dry. Allow to sit for a while and when you fire it up let it warm up and the heat will do its job.

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    How do you cover the alternator? What else do I need to cover? I'll just pull out the battery...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    SImple grean spray. Used a rubber brush and brushed away. and Hosed off 15 mins later. Tip: Start with a fully cold motor. COver your alternator. DIsconnect your battery and cover terminals. Use a leaf blower to dry. Allow to sit for a while and when you fire it up let it warm up and the heat will do its job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    SImple grean spray. Used a rubber brush and brushed away. and Hosed off 15 mins later. Tip: Start with a fully cold motor. COver your alternator. DIsconnect your battery and cover terminals. Use a leaf blower to dry. Allow to sit for a while and when you fire it up let it warm up and the heat will do its job.

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    Thanks guys! The car had about 115 k miles when I bought it It was obviously never cleaned. After I cleaned the motor the very next day the car didn't start. Wasn't the battery and I ended up changing the alterntor and it was perfect. I concluded that the water from hosing the motor down with low pressure hose water most likely got into the alterntor. That's the reason why I reccomens covering it. If get a plastic bag you can easily reach in there and cover most of it up. Removing the battery would be good too since it only takes a few seconds. I think I made a post called 'from zero to hero' a while back there's some before after pics there you guys will like

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    i dump gallons of peanut oil on my motor. a very nice glaze!

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    Took my engine apart and cleaned, then painted.
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    Took my engine apart and cleaned, then painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSport346 View Post
    How do you cover the alternator? What else do I need to cover? I'll just pull out the battery...
    I would like to know also

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    Hi all...............just wanted to let you know I tried cleaning my engine this afternoon with SCRUBBING BUBBLES and I liked the result. I lightly sprayed the engine with a garden hose, sprayed on the SCRUBBING BUBBLES (used a paint brush on the stubborn areas) and rinsed. Very Nice! Thanks billyb from Seminole for the great engine cleaning tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbahnick View Post
    Hi all...............just wanted to let you know I tried cleaning my engine this afternoon with SCRUBBING BUBBLES and I liked the result. I lightly sprayed the engine with a garden hose, sprayed on the SCRUBBING BUBBLES (used a paint brush on the stubborn areas) and rinsed. Very Nice! Thanks billyb from Seminole for the great engine cleaning tip!
    Are you talking about the bathroom cleaner shit? If so I have ruined some aluminum before with that stuff. Anything polished aluminum it turned a darker gray color.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    LS2Tuner..............Yeah, the bathroom cleaner. I have not noticed any discoloration but then I only let it sit for about a minute before I rinsed it off. I looked at again after reading your message and it looks fine to me.

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