Detailing Engine Clean up

Discussion in 'Detailing & Cleaning' started by steve4536, Tuesday 15th Apr, 2014.

  1. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I have this quirky habit of soaking the engine and ancillaries with wd40 during the winter months; it probably don't need it but it makes me feel good :Frown: yes sad I know.
    On previous vehicles I just used to let it go until I sold them and then had them professionally cleaned.
    I am now the owner of a brand new pressure washer and feel like bringing the CR-V engine and bay back up to pristine for the dryer months (less dust to stick on the wd40).
    Can anyone offer any good tips on how to do this without damaging anything?
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I would avoid pressure washing the engine bay altogether. Steam clean or snow foam would be a better option. Even a simple wet with engine bay cleaner, wiped off with a cloth would be better.
    Pressure washer may damage something or get water where it shouldn't go.
     
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  3. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    ... have a Dry ICE Cleaning :Smile::

     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    sounds expensive :Laughing:
     
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  5. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Yes, it´s not really cheap, but ist cleans perfect an cause it works completely residue-free you don´get
    any electric problems. A friend of mine has done this last year (engine bay, wheels and the interior) and
    his 10 years old car was sparkling white as on the first day. :Wub:

    So I consider, whether I should ...



     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Very very impressive will be superb for bikes.. this has got me thinking any ideas how much for the whole kit and caboodle?

    I want it :Drool:
     
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  7. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    For a engine bay or a bike you will pay ~75 ... 120 €. My friend paid ~200 € :Blink:for the whole item ...
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    No I meant how much for the machine mate.. not the cost to detail it. I want to do it myself. I have a mate you can provide me with dry ICE in the world for free.:Happy:

    I used it to chill race fuel to amazing results :vtec::vtec:
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Read the last bit CJ .. about €200 for the cleaner itself.
     
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  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I assumed that as the detail cost :Whistle:200 Euro ..its bought! :Innocent:
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I quite fancy one too.
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Where would you get the dry ICE (solidified CO2) from ?
     
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  13. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Oh, sorry, yes, the prices above are related to the work in a shop.
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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