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Old 01-03-2007
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Engine detail pics

Here are 2 pics of my engine detail job. I bought my truck used about 3 months ago and it needed a good detail. I used engine-brite degreaser then CD-2 engine detailer for the final touch.

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Wow. Mine wants that.

I thought that spraying that stuff hurts the electronics/hard to do?

How did you apply it, how long did it take?

I like the results! Beauty!
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Man that looks phenomenal! My truck needs that desperately!
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dude that is nice!! how much did it run you?
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well i think i know what i want to do tomorrow haha
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WOW! that is a big improvement! how does that stuff work?

i need to do that but like stated above, i am worried about my electronics...
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It was easy. I disconnected the battery, covered alternator and power dist box. Then sprayed the degreaser everywhere, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinsed with a garden hose. After that I blew everything off with compressed air then towel dried. With the compressed air you need to do it with light pressure to be safe. Then after it was all dry, I uncovered everything then I sprayed the CD-2. The only thing to avoid with the CD-2 is the belt according to the instructions.
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sweet! were did you find the CD-2 stuff at?
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whats this CD-2 stuff your talkin bout?
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lol... i opened the thread, and for a moment, only the first pic loaded... i looked at it and was like..... that doesn't look so great, mine looks like that, lol.

but wow that looks brand new in the second pic!!!

i heard when you have your car appraised at a dealer, one thing they like to check is stuff like that.... if it looks spotless like you've got, i guess they know you really do like to take care of your things. if i ever go to trade mine in, i'll def. do that job first.
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Heres a pic of what the can of this stuff looks like. It is a hard find at local parts stores. They seemed to yank it off the shelves almost everywhere for whatever reason I don`t know. I finally found it at Murrays. $7 per can. You can order it from www.amazon.com or google it. I know autozone has a similar product from black magic but I don`t know how good the results are.

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looks pretty dang good Mike

but i think unhooking the battery and covering that box is too much hassle.

i pressure wash mine at the car wash normally once a month... i dont unhook anything.

just dont blast the electronics. if noone believes me ask Evan (rangererv) or Bill (04lvl2) i cleaned both of theirs...
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just dont blast the electronics. if noone believes me ask Evan (rangererv) or Bill (04lvl2) i cleaned both of theirs...

when you doin mine?
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nice job. I really need to clean mine, I don't think I ever have.
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wow looks great
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I bought my truck used 3 years ago........wanna wash mine too.....LOL
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looks pretty dang good Mike

but i think unhooking the battery and covering that box is too much hassle.

i pressure wash mine at the car wash normally once a month... i dont unhook anything.

just dont blast the electronics. if noone believes me ask Evan (rangererv) or Bill (04lvl2) i cleaned both of theirs...
Lol yeah do the same thing I pop the hood and have at it with the power washer lol havent had any trouble yet.
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CD-2 cleaner


That looks awesome good job
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I just did this the other day too, I don't cover anything. Spray a little greased lightning and pressure wash it.
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Just use any silicone like black magic or tire wet after you degrease your engine. I do this all the time, my ranger looks like that under the hood too. When we detail under hoods at the shop we never cover anything. Your engine gets just as wet when it rains.
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Is it still wet in that 2nd picture? Or is it just that clean?
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Is it still wet in that 2nd picture? Or is it just that clean?
No it`s not wet there, it was dry. After you spray the stuff on you need to let it sit for 20 minutes, then run it for about 5 minutes and then drive it around for a while to set the detailer on everything. After all, it just looks that good.
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That looks NICE!!!!
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when i clean engines at my work i crank it up spray it off...then turn it off spray degreaser on them let it sit for 15 mins or so then crank it back up spray it all off then close the hood n let it dry. so by time im done washin the car/truck i go over the engine with detail spray and it works great. i have never had n issue but with my own jeep. water gets sucked up into my intake n makes my jeep run like crap
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lol I use some armorall FX detailer on my engine bay, seems to keep the dust to a min. If I could only get rid or that brake dust... Every week I have to wash my wheels or they start turning brown
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