Engine Bay Cleaning
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    Engine Bay Cleaning

    How do you guys clean your engine bay?
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    I haven't had to clean this one yet, but I've always used Simple Green on other vehicles. Spray it over the engine compartment and then hose off. Just don't use an extra strong setting on your hose nozzle. I've always done this with no issues. Simple Green won't stain your driveway either like some other degreasers.


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    spraywand carwash

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    Wet rag. No hose.


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    This is what I do:
    1.Cover exposed electrical w/ foil (ie battery terminals)
    2. Spray with light water stream (I use the spray from the wand at a coin op when you're not pulling the trigger)
    3. Spray with All Purpose Cleaner such as Simple Green or Adams APC
    4. Scrub with a very soft brush
    5. Rinse with light water stream
    6. Idle the car for a few minutes to dry
    7. Quick wipe down of remaining water
    8. Apply dressing to rubber/plastic parts
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    every other time i wash the car, i pop the hood and wash it down with the soap i washed the car with. i wash the underside of the hood too. I rinse off with hose like normal. If you do this once or twice a month, it will always look new and you want need any harsh chemicals.

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    [QUOTE=MattyNice;89633]every other time i wash the car, i pop the hood and wash it down with the soap i washed the car with. i wash the underside of the hood too. I rinse off with hose like normal. If you do this once or twice a month, it will always look new and you want need any harsh chemicals.

    you have it right, if you do this, you never need chem.

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    Wipe it with dampened cloth.


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    I armor-all the whole engine bay, plastics, metals, painted surfaces, etc. Learned that from a Honda service Guy few years ago. That's what the dealers do for the cars in the showroom.

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    Cleaning your engine

    Just came back from a 3000 mile trip and my engine is full of salt residue what's a proper way to clean it without damaging parts? Or should I take it to the dealer so they can do it ? 2012 civic si sedan

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