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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    People don't believe me, but I just spray the engine bay off at the car wash every once in a while with those power nozzles. I don't get too close to sensitive areas.

    Been doing this for years.
    I do the same thing. I just don't pull the trigger so it is not high pressure. Then after it dries I spray some of the cheap no touch brand tire foam on all of the rubber and plastic parts. It looks cleaner than it would have when it left the dealer.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I do the same thing. I just don't pull the trigger so it is not high pressure. Then after it dries I spray some of the cheap no touch brand tire foam on all of the rubber and plastic parts. It looks cleaner than it would have when it left the dealer.
    I pull the trigger, just keep the nozzle ~2 feet away. People get into trouble when they hit the hard spray REAL close to electrical areas. My aim is to not get the engine 100% dust free, just blow the dirt off.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab

    Advent OGM1 Navigation
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    Airaid MIT
    EGR Rail Caps
    K&N Air Filter
    Flowsound 40 Muffler
    Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
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  3. #13


    Caution when doing engine bay... Don't accidentally spray the underhood lamp it will explode. Just did that....

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

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  4. #14


    lol yeah I bend mine down and slightly close the hood... cause that will happen lol
    whats a good thing to "shine" under the hood with?....
    you cant use WD-40, the truck will smell like fish oil and dust will stick...
    you cant use "gunk" detail spray, cause it straight turns into glue with heat... I don't think armorall would help either....
    anything good for paint, plastics, and smells nice?
    there must be a product somewhere
    Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....

  5. #15
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    York and Wilkes Barre, PA


    Note to self.... do not use gunk shine again.....
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

  6. #16


    Meh, I don't clean the engine bay. It's not a show truck so I don't care to put that much effort into it.
    Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
    Gasoline or gunpowder: If you ain't burning one, you ain't having fun!
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Note to self.... do not use gunk shine again.....
    indeed. that sh!t sucks!

  8. #18
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    1391 N Jefferson St., Anaheim CA 92807


    HI everyone
    For cleaning engine bay use 'scrubbing bubbles'.it works great & easy for use. Spray on , wait a few, then hose off.. you will get good result. it is not a long save your time.

  9. #19
    Jr. Apprentice 04GMC_len's Avatar
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    Lafayette, LA


    My dad always tells me not to wash the engine bay out; but I think it's a good idea. It prevents it from rusting out real bad. I think Simple Green is a good product. Don't do this on a warm motor though.
    Last edited by 04GMC_len; 07-15-2013 at 02:33 PM.
    2004 GMC Sierra SLE 1500; Vortec V8 LR4; Stock: 270285 hp
    Mods: Wade Bug Deflector Smoke Color

  10. #20


    Adam's Polishes products: All Purpose Cleaner sprayed on everything then used boar hairs brush to get the plastics and followed up with SVRT for that clean look.

    That was 100k miles of never cleaning the engine bay.

    ________2013 4C Rated__________

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