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      02-05-2023, 04:40 PM   #1
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Best engine bay cleaner?

So Iíve been in my rabbit hole of detailing and came across the super cleaner, Nonsense, from Chemical Guys. Saw a YouTube video where they used it for the engine bay and looked like it did wonders! So went over to my nearest Detail Garage and got me a bottle of Nonsense.

Definitely buying again!

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How does it work? Spray on, let sit and lightly spray off with water? Did any of the pulleys become noisy?
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How does it work? Spray on, let sit and lightly spray off with water? Did any of the pulleys become noisy?
I sprayed on and used a detailing brush to get into the tough spots. Then wiped off with a microfiber. Drove it around after and no noises.
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I sprayed on and used a detailing brush to get into the tough spots. Then wiped off with a microfiber. Drove it around after and no noises.
Ok, awsome! Sounds easier than simple green. Simple green degreased my pulleys and made them sound like shit.
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Ok, awsome! Sounds easier than simple green. Simple green degreased my pulleys and made them sound like shit.
Ouch. Thankfully this did none of that! And itís like $10 online I believe.
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So Iíve been in my rabbit hole of detailing and came across the super cleaner, Nonsense, from Chemical Guys. Saw a YouTube video where they used it for the engine bay and looked like it did wonders! So went over to my nearest Detail Garage and got me a bottle of Nonsense.

Definitely buying again!

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Nothing like a clean engine bay, looks the business mate!
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Ok, awsome! Sounds easier than simple green. Simple green degreased my pulleys and made them sound like shit.
I do the same, decreasing spray and then water spray, done (not nice like OP but does the job). Yes the pulley belts makes some noise but goes away quickly when starting the engine right after the shower.
3 min job few times a year, makes people think I do nothing but cleaning the bay...
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I do the same, decreasing spray and then water spray, done (not nice like OP but does the job). Yes the pulley belts makes some noise but goes away quickly when starting the engine right after the shower.
3 min job few times a year, makes people think I do nothing but cleaning the bay...
Be careful with the simple green man. Itís a great degreaser and if it gets in the pulley bearings it will not go away. I gave it a couple days when I was dailying the car at work. During work I drive a lot from project to project, so mileage went up real quick for me. After hundreds of miles it would not go away. If you can keep it away from the pulleys it works great. If I do another deep clean with simple green I will remove my pulleys this time. I may try what OP presented next time though. Sounds super easy and fast with great results.
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Be careful with the simple green man. Itís a great degreaser and if it gets in the pulley bearings it will not go away. I gave it a couple days when I was dailying the car at work. During work I drive a lot from project to project, so mileage went up real quick for me. After hundreds of miles it would not go away. If you can keep it away from the pulleys it works great. If I do another deep clean with simple green I will remove my pulleys this time. I may try what OP presented next time though. Sounds super easy and fast with great results.
Not sure what Simple Green really is but seems the regular degreaser I buy at the station is easier on the belts cause works like a charm.
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My worry with cleaning the engine bay is drying out the plastics and other non-painted things. There are cleaners available, and I believe this chemical guys nonsense is one of them, that are specifically formulated to degrease without drying out plastics and seals. Simple green works good but I have heard it can dry out plastic bits.

A detailing friend recommended to spray everything down with a hose real good before applying cleaner to help prevent plastic drying out. He uses diluted Purple Power and/or regular car was soap in a foam gun (soap with OUT wax additives).

I must pick up a bottle of this chemical guys stuff. Sound like it is the right thing. And my engine bay is DUSTY
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