| Originally posted by ADS328@Apr 24 2005, 08:46 PM |
I use Simple Green... full strength. Great stuff. My car was professionally detailed by the dealer before I bought it last summer, so I've only had to do minor cleaning. If your engine bay is really cruddy, you can use a degreaser -- GumOut's "Foamy Engine Cleaner" is good stuff. Use a paint brush and/or toothbrush to get the crud out of the nooks and crannies.
After cleaning, I use Maguiar's "Quick Detail" spray and a clean, soft rag to give everything a nice shine. Armor All or Maguiar's vinyl and plastic protectant works great on hoses and so forth.
never pressure wash an engine, unless no what u r doing.
Now have any of you used "Car Brite's" super kote (its for doing your dash in)
well clean engine as much as possible using a damp and dry cloth, then spary super kote on, let sit, then wipe gently. and there a shiney brand new looking engine.
P.S. super kote is grat for your dash, its a none shine cleaner. it restores the colour and leaves it looking brand new. its great for bmw and audi dashes because its not shiney, so the sun doesnt reflect off it and blind u (especially when driving).
Trust me i've used it, and its good!!!
Car brite is an american product.