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Old 30-11-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Engine wash and seal - What do you use?

During the summer when the show season is in full swing what do you use to clean and seal you engine?

My normal routine is to:

1) Power wash the engine with a strong traffic film remover to remove road grime.

2) Use swissol 'Engine' wich is basically a engine degreaser and brush this in with a paint brush followed by a hot steam clean.

3) Use swissol engine seal - like a lacquer to finish.

What products do the rest of you use?
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Old 30-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
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Probably the same as you! Wax Wizard degreaser and protectant.
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Old 30-11-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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I use Gunk just wash it with a sponge first and then brush the gunk on, let it settle finally some non silicone product to finish off with.
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Old 30-11-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
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Inital wash with AG engine and machine cleaner to de grease. Rinse with low pressure hose. Dry using old MF'S.

Polish metal with Autosol, Paintwork with AG SRP and Dress plastics ad rubber with AG Vinyl and rubber.

Wipe down every week or after a wash is all it needs then. Modern engine bays are so much easier than 80s cars. Lots of Covers, undertays etc.
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Old 02-12-2005, 06:46 PM   #5
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1. Rinse.
2. Meg's APC or Safe Degreaser if really grubby.
3. Rinse.
4. Any vinyl/rubber product that I don't care for anymore and need to use up!

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:12 PM   #6
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I don't use any water - I did on the Astra and it knackered several systems (I think). From now on will stick to hand cleaning everything and not worrying about the bits I can't see
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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I never use any water or pressure cleaning in the engine bay, hand clean everything.
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:34 PM   #8
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just dust mine over, mine never really get that dirty as most of them have had sump protectors
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