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Old 03-20-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default tires and engine... make em shine!

Just want some imput from everyone else here... I'm looking for something to shine up my tires and am wondering what everyone else uses and if you're happy? i know what i used to use on the jeep and it threw spots onto the body when i drove it... so, what do you use?


also, any suggustions on what to clean/degrease the engine with?
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Just want some imput from everyone else here... I'm looking for something to shine up my tires and am wondering what everyone else uses and if you're happy? i know what i used to use on the jeep and it threw spots onto the body when i drove it... so, what do you use?


also, any suggustions on what to clean/degrease the engine with?
I use Simple Green automotive to degrease, then CD-2 to detail the engine. Here'* what she looks like after the full treatment:

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Simple Green on the motor will get the grease of the engine. They sell engine shine in all the auto parts stores.
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i'm no expert, but i have heard bad things about simple green - it is corrosive.

the best stuff i have heard to use is Orange Fantastik. it does a great job - fantastic even!
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Simple Green is a water based degreaser. I read the same stuff before I tracked down a couple articles. Basically you're not reccomended to STORE stuff in the degreaser (duh), but its ok for cleaning and spraying off.
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I have had nothing but excellent luck with basically any citrus degreaser personally.
Works like a charm on anything, even used internal engine parts..trust me on that one lol
CD-2 is a god send.
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Excuse my ignorance, what'* CD-2?

I forget what I used, but it was made by Gunk I think...had an orange cap. Works well with a toothbrush or wirebrush to get the details. I miss my old clean 3800 engine:



As far as tires go, again, I forget the name...but it'* a gel, purple in color, smells good enough to eat. It is the longest lasting tire shine I've used, resists water better than anything else in my experience. It'* not as quick to apply as the sprays of course, but it'* worth it.

You may get a little spin-off on your car, in fact, you WILL get some, but isn't really harmful, especially if cleaned up soon enough. I've found even with the sprays you get spin-off.
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Excuse my ignorance, what'* CD-2?

I forget what I used, but it was made by Gunk I think...had an orange cap. Works well with a toothbrush or wirebrush to get the details. I miss my old clean 3800 engine.
CD-2 Engine Detailer. Awesome product. Makes your engine bay look like a museum showpiece.
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Excuse my ignorance, what'* CD-2?

I forget what I used, but it was made by Gunk I think...had an orange cap. Works well with a toothbrush or wirebrush to get the details. I miss my old clean 3800 engine.
CD-2 Engine Detailer. Awesome product. Makes your engine bay look like a museum showpiece.
I'll check it out, thanks!
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CD-2 Engine Detailer. Awesome product. Makes your engine bay look like a museum showpiece.
Something you can pickup at a local auto parts by chance or is it special order?
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