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whats best way to make engine bay paint shine better?

This is a discussion on whats best way to make engine bay paint shine better? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; soo im trying to make my bay seem nicer and was thinking about taping off the entire engine and spraying ...

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    whats best way to make engine bay paint shine better?

    soo im trying to make my bay seem nicer and was thinking about taping off the entire engine and spraying clear but just want to know really how its done, if anybody has done it, without repainted it.

    just some tips and tricks

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    I'm not positive as I am looking to do the same thing but I would think a good wash wax should shine it up pretty good. Under my hood is my next project so hopefully someone can give some good proven methods.
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    I tried a rubbing compound.. didnt work as well as I wanted but it helped a little bit. Clear will make it much shiny-er

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    I've used some Zaino ZPC on it and that made a good amount of difference. Im sure a good polish will bring it out a bit. It's hard to get much of a shine from it since its all just a bunch of overspray. They didnt care to put much attention into the engine bay.

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    well while back tried waxing it, enen polishing it but like you said its just a thin coat with lots of over spray.

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    well do clearing over that crap paint in ht eeingine bay sound like it will work? any body man please tell me the process

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRHAWK9 View Post
    I might have to try some of that.

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    nice find,

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    I had a friend clean his engine bay normally then when he got to the car show he sprayed down everything with Armor All. I had never seen a black engine bay shine like that before.

    Only bad thing is that it will be a mess after a couple days of driving and you will prolly have to clean the entire engine bay again. So I would only use that in the most extreme circumstances.

    Myself, I just use a cleaner wax on my engine bay paint and it comes out nice enough.

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    CD2 is the way to go,try it!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BANDITCAR View Post
    I had a friend clean his engine bay normally then when he got to the car show he sprayed down everything with Armor All. I had never seen a black engine bay shine like that before.

    Only bad thing is that it will be a mess after a couple days of driving and you will prolly have to clean the entire engine bay again. So I would only use that in the most extreme circumstances.

    Myself, I just use a cleaner wax on my engine bay paint and it comes out nice enough.
    well spraying that can be good but to eliminate all the over spray and clean up of a spray bottle for shiine, use on armor all wipes and its soo much better and more of a control for tight spots. FYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwade View Post
    CD2 is the way to go,try it!!!!!
    who makes that? is that from our sponser

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    i will use armor all of an kinda on nothing. just me.

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    even some tire cleaner workes well

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