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Old 09-15-2017, 03:43 PM   #1
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Engine Bay Friday

My mobile carwash guy just made my engine bay look nearly cleaner than the day I bought it --for only $35.

I'm stoked on it.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:26 PM   #2
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It's cleaner than my '17s engine bay. Very nice!
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:17 PM   #3
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My mobile carwash guy just made my engine bay look nearly cleaner than the day I bought it --for only $35.

I'm stoked on it.
I think you just took a pic of a new engine. LOL! Joking, of course.

A frequently overlooked part of a good detailing job. That looks GREAT! You should be stoked. I usually do my engine bay a couple times a year. Despite many warnings about water entering sensitive electronics etc, I have yet to cover anything before degreasing and rinsing with water. After air drying, sometimes I'll mix up some detailer (Mothers, Armorall etc) with water in a spray bottle and mist everything. Then take an old MF towel and wipe. Makes the engine compartment look like new.

I tend to go over board - partially because I like working on cars - and have been known to removed clamps, battery retaining hardware etc, degrease and repaint bits and pieces. In fact, since I was painting my new drums anyway, I removed the 4 rusty screws that hole the engine cover on, popped them in some phosphoric acid for a bit, rinsed them, dried them off and sprayed them. Also did the battery retaining long bolt. I hate corrosion ANYWHERE!
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:41 PM   #4
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I think you just took a pic of a new engine. LOL! Joking, of course.

A frequently overlooked part of a good detailing job. That looks GREAT! You should be stoked. I usually do my engine bay a couple times a year. Despite many warnings about water entering sensitive electronics etc, I have yet to cover anything before degreasing and rinsing with water...
Interestingly, my mobile detail guy did the same. He hit it with degreaser and then sprayed it down. However, he did spend a fair amount of time blowing the water out of every nook and cranny as soon as he was done rinsing. Probably not a necessary step, but I imagine it reduced the small chance of water getting somewhere it shouldn't. Like you, he also talked about touching all the rubber and plastic bits with some protective product, as a last step.

Took the car out for a good run today and all is well
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:31 PM   #5
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yea it does look nice
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