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    First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Hi, today I did my first engine compartment detail, also the first one for my car, a 1997 Ford Explorer. Needless to say, after 13 years with no cleaning, it needed work. I have wanted to do this for a long time, just didn't know how.

    My process was to rinse the engine compartment with a hose, then I sprayed everywhere with Super Degreaser 1:4. Then I used a nylon bristle detail brush to scrub the greasier parts and also used microfibers to clean.

    Then I rinsed with a hose and again sprayed everywhere with SD 1:4 and again scrubbed and wiped. I rinsed with a hose one more time and let it pretty much dry.

    Then I sprayed Hyper Dressing 1:4 and wiped it around and repeated this. I seemed to be getting droplets that were too big so I couldn't mist it. I probably should have adjusted my sprayer.

    Miraculously, the engine started up when I was done.

    This is still some work to do, but it looks a lot better.

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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Great Job!
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    Congrats on the engine detail. Looks very good. Way to go.
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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Great job.

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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Let's see here...... you've been on MOL less than a month, you've only got 42 posts, you're learning how to use a rotary buffer (the correct way, we should add!) and now you're doing extreme make overs on engine bays.

    We've created a monster!!!!


    Absolutely fantastic work, Marcki!! That looks like a new engine bay!
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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Great job. I just cleaned my '04 Sienna bay for the first time. I wish I would have taken some before photos. After using a mild detergent, I really liked how UQD spruced things up. I now will be doing the maintenance plan on it for here on out.

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    Great turnaround!!!
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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Hyper Dressing @ 4:1 is king when it comes to dressing freshly cleaned engine compartments! Looks good, great job.
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    Re: First engine compartment detail for me and my car

    Kudos sir. Nice job.

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    ... Radical improvement. Great job.

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