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Just a quick one really. I'm fine with bodywork and interior cleaning/detailing but i tried sorting my engine bay out at the weekend and im just not happy with the results. I used proper engine degreaser and wiped everything down but it still looks crap. I also tried polishing the metal parts and the wax just didnt take and buff off right.

 

Any suggestions / advice on engine bay cleaning?

 

Tommy

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I use an APC (all purpose cleaner) spray this over engine bay leave for ten minutes, use a brush on the worst areas, pressure/jet wash off, dry off then apply autoglym Plastic and rubber care, don't really have many shiney bits on mine as it's standard lol, try super resin polish on it mate that should work as it an all round polish. :thumb:
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What parts did you want to polish? Polish on a rag wont do it unless it was high polish to start with! You'll need to rub it up gradually using wet n dry, getting finer as you go then a final polish with a proper metal polish.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar011.jpg

Air intake pipe started with the texture of the inlet above.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar065.jpg

All pitted areas now smooth'ish!

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car019.jpg

Gradually gettting there. This stage was up to 220 wet n dry.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car020.jpg

Now you can see the top and how polished it looks to the rest. Quite laborious but worth it :thumb:

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What parts did you want to polish? Polish on a rag wont do it unless it was high polish to start with! You'll need to rub it up gradually using wet n dry, getting finer as you go then a final polish with a proper metal polish.

 

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar011.jpg

Air intake pipe started with the texture of the inlet above.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/kirstytrevcar065.jpg

All pitted areas now smooth'ish!

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car019.jpg

Gradually gettting there. This stage was up to 220 wet n dry.

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/the-jonsonator/Project%20Escort/car020.jpg

Now you can see the top and how polished it looks to the rest. Quite laborious but worth it :thumb:

I'l bare that in mind :thumb: got a wheel to refurb, thanks pal :cheers:

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