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Old 03-11-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning under the hood

While browsing the forum/cardomain, I noticed that a lot of bonnevilles look amazing under the hood. Mine, thats another story. I'd really like to clean up the area, but I'm kind of unsure how to start, it'* pretty dusty/dirty in there. What do u guys do to clean it out, and how do you keep it clean? Should I start with a vaccum ?

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I usually just use spray cleaner (Gumout?) and then *CAREFULLY rinse it clean. I then hand wipe off anything I can see and usually use vynal protectant on the air intake and hoses. If I feel ambitous I will even polish the exposed fender and hood areas.


*Carefull when cleaning under the hood. It is REAL easy to fry a coil pack or alt with liquids in there. I know, I learned the hard way.
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I had an engine shampoo when I got my temp sensor replaced.

Spray on, hose down, follow the instructions and BE CAREFUL...
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We used Simple Green on my '69 LeMans.
It smelled like licorice, but it was pretty clean!
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I'd use the Orange Stuff now, though...
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How'* the stuff that foams up and then you rinse it away? Safe?
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a good trick for cleaning the engine bay if it is NOT very dirty........just road dusty is to use scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner. learned that from a car detailer and it works very well !!
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a good trick for cleaning the engine bay if it is NOT very dirty........just road dusty is to use scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner. learned that from a car detailer and it works very well !!
That foam bathroom cleaner works great on aluminum rims, too.
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simple green works really good and will not attack any stickers or labels in the engine compartment.
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After seeing this post I decided to clean up my engine w/ simplegreen. Man, that stuff works real good. It just took everything off including the splashed up salt.
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Get carb cleaner and spray all of the greasy stuff, the grease will fly off without you touching it .
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