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This is a discussion on undercarriage cleaning within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; got bored and decided to clean the undercarriage. i did it the easy way and removed the entire drivetrain, so ...

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    undercarriage cleaning

    got bored and decided to clean the undercarriage. i did it the easy way and removed the entire drivetrain, so i could get to the entire underbody....

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    So much easier to work on a clean undercarriage/engine bay. Looks so much better
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    yeah it does. amazing all that black stuff is the oversrpay from the car getting painted at the factory. threw some purple stuff on it and it wiped right off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yeah it does. amazing all that black stuff is the oversrpay from the car getting painted at the factory. threw some purple stuff on it and it wiped right off.
    I used Simple Green on my undercarriage and got all that black undercoating stuff off of mine. I have heard that purple stuff works really well too, but haven't used it myself.

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    it's stronger than simple green. i spray it on full strength and you can watch the grime start coming off. the purple will turn brown almost immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    it's stronger than simple green. i spray it on full strength and you can watch the grime start coming off. the purple will turn brown almost immediately.

    I will have to give it a try then. I have been wanting to clean the bottom part of my engine bay and the get the block cleaned up as well.

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    the engine block, i use carb cleaner. the purple stuff leaves a film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    the engine block, i use carb cleaner. the purple stuff leaves a film.

    Might just do this over the weekend, I am off the next 3 days and g/f has to work all weekend. Thanks for the tip

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    i like to spray the carb cleaner while the engine is running and motor is warm. this way, it loosens up the oil. and it boils right off.

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    To the guys that clean under their cars.........



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    maybe a project for me this weekend as well. old lady wants to be in her f-in moods, so my other lover will get some attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    To the guys that clean under their cars.........



    And the wife thought I was the only crazy f--k out there.
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    show her this thread and some of the others.

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    great job

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    thanks. now to put it all back together.

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    thats the part that sucks the most...i have no patience.

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    The carb cleaner tip worked GREAT for cleaning the block. I didn't get to spend a ton of time doing it, but I got the front and bottom part of the block cleaned up nicely.

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    hell yea, quick cheap effective cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yeah it does. amazing all that black stuff is the oversrpay from the car getting painted at the factory. threw some purple stuff on it and it wiped right off.
    where did u buy that purple cleaner ??? i seen something called purple power at dollar general come in a gallon for like $5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    The carb cleaner tip worked GREAT for cleaning the block. I didn't get to spend a ton of time doing it, but I got the front and bottom part of the block cleaned up nicely.
    glad it worked out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict8 View Post
    where did u buy that purple cleaner ??? i seen something called purple power at dollar general come in a gallon for like $5
    that's it.

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