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 Post subject: What to bag before engine detailing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Hello,

I want to have a go at detailing my engine bay and having never done so. I wanted to ask what others on here bag up before undertaking this. I'm guessing fuse box, air intake and distributor for a start but any other areas that could be sensitive to a light hosing?

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Yes, use a citrus type all purpose cleaner to loosen the muck and then use a small steam generator.


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I tend these days to mostly do it by hand. I find the large kitchen cleaning wipes pretty good for a first pass to get rid of the gunk and build up, then use a hand sprayer with a solution of engine degreaser spray a section and work it with brush(es) (a larger and a small round detailing brushes are quite good) then wipe clean with a cloth. Limits the risk of getting electrics soaked.

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I tend these days to mostly do it by hand. I find the large kitchen cleaning wipes pretty good for a first pass to get rid of the gunk and build up, then use a hand sprayer with a solution of engine degreaser spray a section and work it with brush(es) (a larger and a small round detailing brushes are quite good) then wipe clean with a cloth. Limits the risk of getting electrics soaked.


Thanks, despite numerous youtube videos on 'how to... in about 5mins' which make it look dead easy I think the above method might yield much better results!


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