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Engine Bay Cleaning

Old 01-08-2007, 09:48 AM
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Ok, the engine is out of my 88 'vert for a while getting rebuilt, so in the mean time I wanted to clean up the engine bay. What products do you use that wont take the paint off, but will get rid of the grease/grime/other buildup? Any tips on how to do it? Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:43 AM
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some degreaser and alot of scrubbing hott watter and dawn work well
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:48 AM
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I was kinda looking for a brand of degreaser, I looked at a few but they all had warnings on the back about using on painted surfaces. I just wanted to see which brand worked before inadvertantly removing the paint from my engine bay
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use dawn dish soap and hot water im not kidding it works amazingly with no paint removal
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:07 PM
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Simple Green - I use it on everything
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Originally Posted by bmwgirl' post='852246' date='Jan 8 2007, 10:07 AM

Simple Green - I use it on everything
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+2 on the simple green



+1 on the hot water



so thats, what 3?
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:32 PM
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if you have a auto magic distributor in your area use thier engine wash, blows simple green away.

wont hurt paint, glass, rubber, etc..
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:20 PM
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I use a degreaser called Purple Power or something. Works great but be sure to wear dishwashing gloves or anything that repels liquids cuz I believe the degreaser is a lye solution. It gives your hands a lovely burn if ya don't (especially if you have cuts on your hands from removing a 20 year beater motor.) The stuff is biodegradeable though.
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you could take a bath in engine wash, its non-corrosive.



I would be carefull of something that might burn, if it burns skin im sure its not good for rubber or paint.





btw-always wet the paint on the exterior of the hood and fenders before you begin so you dont streak it.
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