first engine cleaning..
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: first engine cleaning..

  1. #1
    Audi A6 2.8 2001 Pro01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Medan North Sumatra
    Rep Power

    first engine cleaning..

    hi all..just done my first engine cleaning..fortunately, the motor isn't ruined..i just spray APC on evrything without covering any parts of the engine a question though..can i hav a 'wet' look on my engine bay without using any dressing??my engine nay has many plastic and rubber and i hav GC trim detailer..can i use it??will it cause fire hazard??

    also, wanna ask smtg..can i use all metal polysh on the metal in the middle of my engine??

    this is the engine looks like when i first bought it has surely improved drastically..

  2. #2
    Registered Member james1300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    Rep Power

    Re: first engine cleaning..

    So where are the 'After' photos of your engine bay cleaning and detailing?

  3. #3
    Tradtionalist Guitar280Z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Rep Power

    Re: first engine cleaning..

    I'd like to see some write-ups on how people clean engines on older cars, like a Mustang II or an 80s Cutlass. That's where you will end up spending DAYS to clean, polish, and treat the surfaces; almost none of it is plastic!

    Otherwise, I usually grab a few cans of a Foaming engine degreaser, with a slightly warmed engine. If your pre-rinse 'sizzles,' the engine is too warm. I use plastic bags on things (better safe than sorry!) The foam penetrates into the built-up dirt, and a bristle brush (bottle-type brush) gets most of the grime off, and you can go again to get any heavy spots. Pick a good spot to wash it, as in not a new or clean driveway (try a gravel pad.) Be careful when using all-purpose cleaners, as the pH can be too high or low, and you can damage the paint or finish.
    Drive resposibly.
    Rock music.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. cleaning engine bay
    By booost in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Apr 27th, 2007, 11:10 AM
  2. engine cleaning good or bad business ?
    By karma in forum Engine Compartment Detailing
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: May 15th, 2006, 05:41 AM
  3. Cleaning and Detailing Engine
    By kwgardner in forum Engine Compartment Detailing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Aug 23rd, 2005, 08:00 PM
  4. CG for engine cleaning
    By Teak in forum Engine Compartment Detailing
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Aug 15th, 2005, 03:47 PM
  5. ADR Design Wheels Tests and Recommends Meguiar's #36 Wheel Cleaner
    By Mike Phillips in forum Meguiar's Product Raves
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Oct 22nd, 2004, 01:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts