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Old 24-10-2020, 02:02 AM   #1
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Engine Bay Cleaner????

Hi all looking for some advice on a good engine bay cleaner, it needs to be safe but strong as it’s for a friends Nova GSI, it has roughly 25 years of grime and hard to remove.
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Old 24-10-2020, 03:10 AM   #2
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Various APC's usually work depending on how bad, if its really bad and you need some stuff quickly (eg Halfords etc) I've had decent results from this Clicky

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Old 24-10-2020, 09:03 AM   #3
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They are loads that will work.

If it's got 25 years of muck then I'd probably go for something like Screwfix No Nonsense Degreaser or that old favourite, Gunk.

And, of course, there's always Bilt Hamber Surfex HD.

Remember to cover the alternator and any other critical electrics.

Happy cleaning


https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsen...ser-5ltr/88668

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gunk-6868...Cclp%3A2334524

https://www.bilthamber.com/car-clean...sing/surfex-hd

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You can dress it with PEARL cut 1:1 for a nice shine.


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And, of course, there's always Bilt Hamber Surfex HD.



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Surefx HD is great for various APC jobs!.

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PERL is a great product

I prefer 3:1 for dressing engines & 1:1 for tyres
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Autoglym engine and machine cleaner works well, leaves a nice finish.

Great for cleaning tyres also
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Gunk was what i used on a filthy diesel engine years ago, seemed to do the trick. Modern stuff as mentioned should be a good bet too, AG engine and machine or surfex
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Thanks guys I’ve tried a few that’s been mentioned previously, what I don’t want is the crystallised water or product left on metal which sometimes happens no matter how much you rinse
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Thanks guys I’ve tried a few that’s been mentioned previously, what I don’t want is the crystallised water or product left on metal which sometimes happens no matter how much you rinse
I use Meguiars NXT all metal polish with extra fine wire wool. Great for aluminum.

My go to for exhausts, stainless steel etc... has to be Autosol metal polish. Again extra fine wire wool.
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