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What's your engine bay cleaning and washing process?

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Anyone have any cool tips on how to wash and clean your engine bay?
 

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Interested as well. Always afraid to have water flowing into my engine. Usually do waterless washes for my engine bays.
 

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Lots of wet rags and some tools to help me reach into small areas. I don't spray down my engine bays like others do as my car is cleaned every few weeks under the hood so never really too dirty. I just simply wipe everything down.
 

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turtle spray Wax ice.
 

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Always used a foam cannon and rinse off with a hose. I dont like power washing bc of wires potentially getting messed up. A stream of water after spraying the foam cannon and agitating the soap in any of the dirty areas, is good enough and leaves it clean as hell. :)
 

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Everytime I was the car, I just wipe the engine bay down with a cloth and some spot detailer.

On my "other" cars that see weather etc, I put plastic bags over fuse boxes and alternator and spray the engine bay down with cleaner/degreaser and agitate with a brush, then rinse with a flow of warm water and blow dry with an electric hand held blower.
 

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I say this with all seriousness, my HC's engine doesn't get dirty...

I wipe mine down with a MF towel after washing the car and it's one of the cleaner towels when I'm all said and done.
 

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I say this with all seriousness, my HC's engine doesn't get dirty...

I wipe mine down with a MF towel after washing the car and it's one of the cleaner towels when I'm all said and done.
Mines the same way. Never gets dirty. I’ll blow a little of the dust off with compressed air. I’ll use hyper dressing on all the plastic parts.



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Scrubbing Bubbles and a strong stream of water.
 

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I just pressure wash it. Works fine.
 

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:oops:



Hey, if it works...
Check out Turbo Tom's Garage on YouTube for more info. Works great on my TBSS and the wife's Colorado.
 

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Check out Turbo Tom's Garage on YouTube for more info. Works great on my TBSS and the wife's Colorado.

With that said, I assume you haven't seen any discoloration (smokey whitening of plastic), dry-rotting, other issues of connectors, wires etc?




(I know, but I have to ask so you can't say I didn't...)
 

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With that said, I assume you haven't seen any discoloration (smokey whitening of plastic), dry-rotting, other issues of connectors, wires etc?




(I know, but I have to ask so you can't say I didn't...)
Nope. Stuff is pretty mild. Just don't let it dry on - like any degreaser.
 
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I carefully wipe everything down with spot detailer too. My car never saw (and never will see) water.
 
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Use to use Formula 409 back in 2007 for my SRT. Worked well. Simple Green and Purple power, stay away from, it will etch your aluminum even diluted on a cold engine.

Now I use a foam cannon on a garden hose. I use Chemical Guys Black Light soap since my car is black. Foam it and then use a leaf blower to dry off everything really good. I wipe down things like fuse cover with Meguires Natural Shine. It’s water based so it doesn’t affect plastics and rubber. It gives it a new look without the used car lot over shine under your hood.
 

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