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    Re: Brand New looking engine?

    The last time I cleaned my engine I used Purple Power. I was a bit worried about it eating painted surfaces because it warns that with full strength applications it WILL strip paint off. I diluted it probably half and half with water in a spray bottle and sprayed my entire engine bay down. Including the alternator. Then I immediately pressure washed the whole engine bay. Looks new. It's been 6 months or so and no problems. Still very clean.

    I used to wash cars at the lincoln dealership and both myself and the detailer pressure washed every engine in every used car that came through that place and they always looked brand new when finished. First we sprayed them down with an industrial strength degreaser that I wish I could buy in the store and let it sit for 10 mins or so and then blasted away. Never covered anything, never had a single problem. The engine bay is designed with the idea that things might get wet once in a while.
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    Re: Brand New looking engine?

    I use simple green plus car wash. Works will. Just do it quickly.

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    Re: Brand New looking engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimokalihi
    The last time I cleaned my engine I used Purple Power. I was a bit worried about it eating painted surfaces because it warns that with full strength applications it WILL strip paint off. I diluted it probably half and half with water in a spray bottle and sprayed my entire engine bay down. Including the alternator. Then I immediately pressure washed the whole engine bay. Looks new. It's been 6 months or so and no problems. Still very clean.

    I used to wash cars at the lincoln dealership and both myself and the detailer pressure washed every engine in every used car that came through that place and they always looked brand new when finished. First we sprayed them down with an industrial strength degreaser that I wish I could buy in the store and let it sit for 10 mins or so and then blasted away. Never covered anything, never had a single problem. The engine bay is designed with the idea that things might get wet once in a while.
    Any good engine degreaser will be harsh and may eat paint. I have had Puerple Power eat engine paint, but most if the time, it's ether fresh paint, or crappy paint.

    Also, they will oxidize bear Aluminum, so dont use on un-coated wheels with anything thats super strong. I made that mistake when I was washing my Supra wheels on my Celica a number of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-3-2-4 View Post
    I heard simple Green and aluminum don't mix
    FALSE MY MAN. I use simple green on aluminum aircraft parts for multimillion dollar jets, lol, MILITARY grade man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenJoe View Post
    FALSE MY MAN. I use simple green on aluminum aircraft parts for multimillion dollar jets, lol, MILITARY grade man.
    Holy necrobump.. This thread has not seen a new post in over 5 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrenicki View Post
    Holy necrobump.. This thread has not seen a new post in over 5 years!
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