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    just wondering?

    what you guys do to keep your engine bay clean because mine looks like someone took a dump in there and then proceeded to throw up inside.

    basically just wondering if there is any special products you use or anything to get and keep the engine bay looking sleek and sexy

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    ok so if i apply that stuff around my engine bay enough i could hope to get some of that grime and seemingly perpetual dirt stains out

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix05 View Post
    ok so if i apply that stuff around my engine bay enough i could hope to get some of that grime and seemingly perpetual dirt stains out
    You actually need to clean all that stuff up
    You can get some Simple Green diluted 4:1 in a spray bottle. Cover all of your electronics with tinfoil and buy some cheap painter's brushes that best fit your tight engine compartment areas
    There are some engine degreasers, but those are kind of messy, as you have to warm the engine a little bit (not hot!) spray the degreaser, let it set and then rinse with a lot of water. Your drive way will not appreciate that too much!
    Then you wipe dry as much as you can with a towel, wait until the whole area is dry before you spray the CD2
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 06-30-2009 at 11:54 PM. Reason: add-on and typos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    You actually need to clean all that stuff up
    You can get some Simple Green diluted 4:1 in a spray bottle. Cover all of your electronics with tinfoil and buy some cheap painter's brushes that best fit your tight engine compartment areas
    There are some engine degreasers, but those are kind of messy, as you have to warm the engine a little bit (not hot!) spray the degreaser, let it set and then rinse with a lot of water. Your drive way will not appreciate that too much!
    Then you wipe dry as much as you can with a towel, wait until the whole area is dry before you spray the CD2
    alright thanks for the in put will give it a shot
    by the way here are some shots from the engine bay just so you guys can see what im working with in case it helps








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    Hmm...
    I didn't know it was an LT-1. In this case, please be careful around the waterpump area and do not spray anything from the elbow air intake down. You don't want to mess your Opti-Spark
    The engine part you woud have to clean it like I said, with some brushes, a spray bottle and some rags. When you're done, then follow up with the CD-2 cleaners, or another product perfect for that is called Fade2Black made by Chemical Guys (Google it)

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