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Old 08-23-2008
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Detailed engine again

It's been about 2 years since I detailed the engine so it really needed to be done.

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6 weeks of brake dust here. I hate dirty wheels...

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First time washed after the truck was waxed 6 weeks ago...

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Looks great man what did you use to do the engine
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I used the cheap autozone degreaser then CD-2 engine detailer to shine it up. Pretty easy to do. Just gottta be careful around the alternator and power dist box.
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Nothing like a clean bright red truck! Now come do mine.
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Usually I use simple green to clean under the hood but I never have shined it up under there, it looks good though I may try it one of these days
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Your engine looks great!
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Did you use a hose, or powerwash it?
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looks awesome

Where can you get the cd-2 engine detailer at I can only find it online
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Did you use a hose, or powerwash it?
Just used my garden hose. Gotta be careful if you use a pressure washer.
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looks awesome

Where can you get the cd-2 engine detailer at I can only find it online
I got it at murrays auto parts. Thats the only auto parts store that had it. If you can't find it anywhere else then google it. I know amazon had it for a pretty good price a while ago. Autozone carries a very similar product made by black magic. I might try that next after I run out of the CD-2.
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Sidenote: Damn Webster, that a damn ugly avatar. I can't look away...like a train derailment...


Sorry. Nice detailing work. Wanna do mine?

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I work at AutoZone we have it there, and it does work very well.

Like the truck alot looks great all shined up.
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what do you clean your tires with? they look brand new
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what do you clean your tires with? they look brand new

I spray them with bleche-white to clean them then when dry i've been using meguiars hotshine to shine em up.
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Looks clean, pitty it don't stay that way!
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I need to get some of that bleach-white I always thought it would hurt my rims...
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Autozone carries a very similar product made by black magic. I might try that next after I run out of the CD-2.
Just used the black magic stuff waste of money

I have my throttle body cover painted and it did what beach would do to clothing stained it.

Followed instructions and it looks the same to me not shiney at all

im gonna go ahead and order the stuff you used
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thats your brake dust after 6 weeks? mine looks like that after 1 week... wow

im always a bit leary on detailing an engine, but i need to do it too, your truck looks great!! makes me want to wash mine, and i hate washing cars :)
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thats your brake dust after 6 weeks? mine looks like that after 1 week... wow

im always a bit leary on detailing an engine, but i need to do it too, your truck looks great!! makes me want to wash mine, and i hate washing cars :)

Usually the wheels look worse but it rained a few times throughout the 6 weeks so most of it washed away. If it didnt rain they would of been black.

STL515273, thanks for the info on the black magic. I guess I will stick with the CD-2
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looks great
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looks awesome

Where can you get the cd-2 engine detailer at I can only find it online
You can find CD-2 at any Kragen, Schucks, Checkers, or Murrays auto parts. ( I should know, i work there lol) and it works really well and isnt very expensive at all.
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You can find CD-2 at any Kragen, Schucks, Checkers, or Murrays auto parts. ( I should know, i work there lol) and it works really well and isnt very expensive at all.
Problem is we dont have any of those here

All we got are Pepboys, Autozone, Orielly
We got one Bumper to Bumper right down the street I may hit it up friday and see if they carry it.
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