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Old 03-09-2008, 02:26 PM
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Wow... GREAT job...

Quick question... What do you do/use for the Engine Bay Area?
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Wow... GREAT job...

Quick question... What do you do/use for the Engine Bay Area?
There is a product called DP Engine Degreaser: DP Engine Degreaser
It is one of the few specific engine degreasers out there.

Besides that product, any generic degreaser will do. EX: Simple Green, Purple Power, etc. However, you can probably cut them 1:1 with water if the engine is not super greasy.

Some say to cover the alternator, battery, and other protruding wires. It's better safe than sorry. I NEVER used a running hose when doing this, I always use a pressure washer. Not so much for the power, but more so because it's more like 75% pressure air and 25% water. So not near as much water is touching the engine.

For a dressing you can use whatever you'd like. Some use tire dressing, some use 303 protectant, some use vinyl protectant like Optimum Protectant. I personally like to simply use Armor All Tire Foam. Just let spray whereever their is black, (hoses, plastics, etc.) and let sit. You can come back later an wipe any excess if you so choose.
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On the Sabb wheels what did you use?
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On the Sabb wheels what did you use?
Meguiar's wheel brightener diluted 4:1.... this is my usual wheel cleaner, very powerful stuff though.

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Meguiars Wheel Brightener is a professional grade wheel cleaner for factory coated wheels! Meguiars wheel cleaner and brightener makes coated wheels

With chrome wheels or machine polished wheels (non protected or coated), I like to use DP's wheel gel cleaner or something of the sort.

DP: DP Gel Wheel Cleaner
Pinnacle: Pinnacle Gel Wheel Cleaner will give you dazzling results on your wheels, tires, and bumpers! (Not worth the money imo, however I've never tried it, nor need to)

Another very good product to use (from word of mouth) is P21S cleaners. They are extremely safe because they are non-acidic and water based (citric based). This is the cleaner that Paul Dalton supposedly uses in his ever popular detailing vids.

P21S: P21S WHEEL CLEANERS gel and regular
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Meguiar's wheel brightener diluted 4:1.... this is my usual wheel cleaner, very powerful stuff though.

Megs:
Meguiars Wheel Brightener is a professional grade wheel cleaner for factory coated wheels! Meguiars wheel cleaner and brightener makes coated wheels

With chrome wheels or machine polished wheels (non protected or coated), I like to use DP's wheel gel cleaner or something of the sort.

DP: DP Gel Wheel Cleaner
Pinnacle: Pinnacle Gel Wheel Cleaner will give you dazzling results on your wheels, tires, and bumpers! (Not worth the money imo, however I've never tried it, nor need to)

Another very good product to use (from word of mouth) is P21S cleaners. They are extremely safe because they are non-acidic and water based (citric based). This is the cleaner that Paul Dalton supposedly uses in his ever popular detailing vids.

P21S: P21S WHEEL CLEANERS gel and regular
Is it 4 parts water to 1 part Meguiar's? Also do you put any tire shine on or is this it?
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Is it 4 parts water to 1 part Meguiar's? Also do you put any tire shine on or is this it?
Correct, 4 parts water to 1 part chemical. Measured in ounces as well.

The downside to "Meguiar's Wheel brightener" is that this chemical is part of their "detailing" line. Meaning, they are only sold in gallons; so since it's diluted 4:1, you are basically getting 4 gallons of product.
However, the gallon is only $20 I believe.

I don't even use this product to clean tires, only use to clean the wheels. I use a generic degreaser like Purple Power diluted 1:1 to clean tires. Then I dress the tires with a dressing.


Check your other thread, good long reply over there.
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WOW...

The floor mats look amazing, how do you do it...

Great JOB!!!
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The floor mats look amazing, how do you do it...

Great JOB!!!
I shampoo mine with a little laundry detergent, a little degreaser, and a water. is it the proper way? I couldn't say - it's how I was taught by a 10 year doll up veteran and I haven't looked back since.


Blacksentra - nice straight lines. that's my problem is I'll do half the straightest ever, then switch hands and fail then have to start over.
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love it! I'm gonna try to clean my car that way... see how well i can do it
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I'm having a hard time picking the right substance to detail the plastic parts of my engine...?
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godammit I've got to get a porter-cable and learn how to use it. Nice work on that pickup truck, especially the interior.

I've always been timid when it comes to engine bay cleaning, but my car really needs it since it hasn't been cleaned in 5.5 years. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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all these changes you did yourself . if yes then its really good and appreciatable.
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