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I used to clear coat pant my engines. It makes it easier to kep clean. I didn't do that to the SSR. What is the best way to clean your engine? I want to get it ready for the car show at Virginia beach. I was thinking of taking back to the dealer to have it steam clean. But I was also thinking of getting some gunk or something of that source to clean it myself. But once I have it clean I am going to go back and clear coat paint the engine.
 

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Simple green, or s-100 seemed to work for me. Let engine be warm, but not hot to touch before using. Most of the time the grime will just rinse off. For a grimey motor use the S-100. It's usually for motorcycles, but also works on car engines. Good luck. :seeya
 

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Hey Les, I agree with Frank!

I get the engine compartment wet with the garden hose, then spray a 50/50 solution of Simple Green & water, wait about 3 minutes and hose it off.

A little dry down with a soft towel and it looks BRAND NEW again! (Honest!)

Good luck at the show!
 

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Buffy: That is exactly what I do. Les, he is correct. It will look perfect. Don't worry buddy, when you come down I have all kinds of special polishes from zaino and other companies that have terrific stuff for the chrome and metal areas. We will learn a lot from each other at the show on how to really detail our rides. That is one of the great things about shows. So much incredible information from so many others with lots of experience. I always learn something new at the shows to enhance the looks of my rides. :seeya
 

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I spray the entire engine compartment with a 50/50 mix of Simple Green and water. Then rinse it off with a pressure washer, and dry with a leaf blower.
 

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Buffy: That is exactly what I do. Les, he is correct. It will look perfect. Don't worry buddy, when you come down I have all kinds of special polishes from zaino and other companies that have terrific stuff for the chrome and metal areas. We will learn a lot from each other at the show on how to really detail our rides. That is one of the great things about shows. So much incredible information from so many others with lots of experience. I always learn something new at the shows to enhance the looks of my rides. :seeya

Cruzned,

I have some thing that I use to clean the outside. Looking forward to sharing information with you on cleaning.

Everyone,

Thanks for the advice. I will try to the 50/50 mix of simple green and water. But instead of the the leaf blower I will hand dry the engine. But the leaf blower is a great idea. :lol
 

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Wet engine?

"I get the engine compartment wet with the garden hose, then spray a 50/50 solution of Simple Green & water, wait about 3 minutes and hose it off.
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Buffy, any danger in getting the wrong stuff (electricial, sensors) wet and starting problems?
 

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"I get the engine compartment wet with the garden hose, then spray a 50/50 solution of Simple Green & water, wait about 3 minutes and hose it off.
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Buffy, any danger in getting the wrong stuff (electricial, sensors) wet and starting problems?

Believe me, it gets plenty wet under that hood during a heavy rain, so my little 3 minutes worth of water won't hurt it.
 

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Will Simple Green dry out any of the rubber hoses? I use Zaino under the hood too. I use the tire cleaner to wipe down the hoses, they shine!!!:) and I just use zaino in a bucket of water and a rag. Mine never looks very dirty and I get very funny looks from passerbys and my kids.
 

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Hey Machell,

I've been using Simple Green and water on my Corvettes, street rods and Harley's for the past 15 years with no problem. And believe me, I use it a LOT!

Use the Simple Green and follow up with tire shine and you'll be happy with the results
 
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