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Engine bay detail #4354996 03/15/17 10:14 PM
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I performed a quick detail on the Camry tonight. Would like to see others engine bay details. What do you all use? How often do you perform a engine bay detail?



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Looks good. What did you use?? I've never detailed the engine compartment of my lady's 98 Camry. This does look nice indeed. Energizer battery?? Who makes them I wonder ??


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Re: Engine bay detail [Re: Brolly] #4355006 03/15/17 10:30 PM
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Degreaser and a shine spray product. Degreaser is applied and allowed to set for a few mins before rinsing heavily. I then use a air compressor and blow dry the engine bay. I then allow a little more time to dry then spray the shine product and let if set in for awhile before driving.

I think Johnson Control makes Energizer Car Batteries. But I did get it at Sams.

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I use Stoner's Trim Shine when I do mine.

Re: Engine bay detail [Re: Brolly] #4355008 03/15/17 10:31 PM
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I love a good engine bay detail. I used to use a product called CD2 engine bay detailer but it seems it is no longer available. I now wash the engine with a light foaming engine cleaner and water and follow up with a nice coating of 303 aerospace conditioner. Looks good. Mostly cause my engine is covered in plastic.

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Re: Engine bay detail [Re: Brolly] #4355014 03/15/17 10:40 PM
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Heres another of my wife's car. I opened the hood and got anxiety and had to clean it even though I hate that car so much. I think it turned out great.
This is painful to look at by JOHN, on Flickr

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Looks great. I am guilty of being a little lax with my own cars. The mechanics car is always the last one to get fixed.

This is one I did on a Honda I repaired and sold. I used VLR after a thorough cleaning with krud kutter



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Looks good. How long does the conditioner hold up?



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Originally Posted By: E150GT
Heres another of my wife's car. I opened the hood and got anxiety and had to clean it even though I hate that car so much. I think it turned out great.
This is painful to look at by JOHN, on Flickr

The fruit of thy labor. by JOHN, on Flickr



Im freaking on the first picture. I could never ever let that happen to one of mine lol nice after picture



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Originally Posted By: Trav
Looks great. I am guilty of being a little lax with my own cars. The mechanics car is always the last one to get fixed.

This is one I did on a Honda I repaired and sold. I used VLR after a thorough cleaning with krud kutter




Looks like it came off the showroom



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I cant say how long the 303 lasts to be honest. I know i learned I like washing and then I take my leaf blower and dry the engine bay real good. I then soak a rag in the 303 and lightly wipe everything because it tends to goop up in hard to reach places that accumulate too much of it.


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I dont have a before and after engine bay but I do have a full inside detail I performed of a recent trade in at the dealership I work at.

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Originally Posted By: Brolly
I dont have a before and after engine bay but I do have a full inside detail I performed of a recent trade in at the dealership I work at.



how can anyone let their car get that filthy? Also how can anyone trade that in? I'd be embarrassed. When I used to smoke I would smoke in my old mazda 3 and it would look like it snowed in there Then the ashes would get ground into the uphostery and look terrible. It drove me crazy enough to stop smoking in there and then quit eventually. Not because of me, but because of my car. sad, I know.


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Originally Posted By: E150GT
I cant say how long the 303 lasts to be honest. I know i learned I like washing and then I take my leaf blower and dry the engine bay real good. I then soak a rag in the 303 and lightly wipe everything because it tends to goop up in hard to reach places that accumulate too much of it.


Im guessing its in a spray form? Pretty quick dry time? Have you tried it on the tires and if so there any flinging from the tires onto the car?



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I've always degreased and cleaned the engine bay in the trucks but didn't bother to use a protectant or detailer. I'm worried about dirt clinging to the surfaces making it look much more worse.



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