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      05-23-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Engine Bay Cleaning

I'm planning on giving my car a full detail soon and wanted to give a good cleaning to the engine bay, I never took the water hose (free flowing water) to the engine bay before so do i need to cover up anything before doing so?

I know i have to have the engine bay completely cool down before starting, the only thing that looks expose is my EDC connectors.

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If you have anything other than dust, I'd use some P21S TAW, with a boars hair brush to agitate then rinse.

I don't think I ever explicitly covered any section, just don't go crazy spraying the water unless it's the block area.
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I try to keep mine clean on a weekly basis so I won't have to go through doing a rinse in the future.
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If you have anything other than dust, I'd use some P21S TAW, with a boars hair brush to agitate then rinse.

I don't think I ever explicitly covered any section, just don't go crazy spraying the water unless it's the block area.
I think i still have some P21S TAW, thanks for the tip

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I try to keep mine clean on a weekly basis so I won't have to go through doing a rinse in the future.
Yeah i got lazy after a year of owning the car and regret it now , after i clean up the engine bay I'm going to wipe it down when i wash my car!
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Yeah i got lazy after a year of owning the car and regret it now , after i clean up the engine bay I'm going to wipe it down when i wash my car!
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Cars can handle some direct spray in the engine bay with no problem. I've treated all of my cars the same with no problems: just cover the air intake and then wash. Here is a pretty good guide: http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-De...de/Engine-Bay/
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Cars can handle some direct spray in the engine bay with no problem. I've treated all of my cars the same with no problems: just cover the air intake and then wash. Here is a pretty good guide: http://www.detailedimage.com/Auto-De...de/Engine-Bay/
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