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#1 tomo89

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

Hello,

 

What does everyone seem to use to clean and detail engine bay when I was at ford fair a few weeks ago i spoke to a guy with a fiesta which had an immaculate engine bay :rolleyes: and he was cleaning/detailing it with a can of silicone spray and a brush.

 

Just wondering if anybody else uses this and if its good?

 

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#2 Dave754

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Hi, I use a couple of Auto Glym products for cleaning/detailing the engine bay.
First use 'Engine & Machine Cleaner', spray it on then work it into the dirt with an old paint brush then rinse off with hose pipe, taking care not to get too much water near any electrics!
Then to finish off spray on 'Vinyl & Rubber Care' which will put a shine on the cleaned engine bay.

Picture of my old Mk7.5 ST following the above treatment.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

Ah okay thanks that a mk6.5 fiesta isnt it?


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

Sorry, yes you're right it is Mk 6.5


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:03 AM

Just i was searing for something ready for my new st delivery and tried 7.5 wondered if i had got it wrong haha


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

Only thig that worries me is using water near electrics never any confidence to do it


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:23 PM

I usually just wipe out the engine bay with a wet microfibre to remove most if the dust and grime, then after putting tyre black on the wheels (megs endurance) i use the same sponge and wipe it over all the plastic parts and it brings them up nice and glossy

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

I usually just wipe out the engine bay with a wet microfibre to remove most if the dust and grime, then after putting tyre black on the wheels (megs endurance) i use the same sponge and wipe it over all the plastic parts and it brings them up nice and glossy

yeah not bad idea just leaves it very greasy that endurance gel i have some for my tyres im doing some research and get a average view on what people use.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

I ended up buying some of the AG vinyl and trim detailer so will try it on my dads st this weekend ready for when i get mine


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:41 AM

I ended up buying some of the AG vinyl and trim detailer so will try it on my dads st this weekend ready for when i get mine


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:lol: Lets hope it works otherwise there could be an unhappy dad!



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

I tend to lift the bonnet, close my eyes - coz the dirt doesn't exist if I can't see it - and close it again :D

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:19 AM

Jaffa clean by autobrite. It's all you need. Does door shuts too.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:48 AM

I use 303 aerospace. it lasts a long time. I spray the engine bay ( engine running ) with jet wash, clean with g101 at 10:1, rinse and dry off and spray with 303. I have tried megs endurance tire gel and that works if you use a small amount as it's very oily so expect dust attraction. but 303 all the way.

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

Nice one mate going to give these a try once i get the car :)


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