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Old 08-27-2007
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I think I blew it

Cleaned the engine over the weekend and made the mistake from what I've heard of spraying down the engine with a basic cleaner, But the engine was still hot and now I have "soap stains? on my valve covers that makes them look like the paints gone. It really looks like ***t. Is there some "miracle" way to reverse this result?
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Try some Simple Green on a COLD engine
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Thanks, hope it cleans it up and makes it look good again.
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simple green or purple power

thats no joke...those are seriously 2 cleaners, in NH anyways...works wonders....COLD ENGINE!!!!
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I always love the simple green but the purple power works great also.

Anytime I clean my engine I use Engine Degreaser that comes in a white can with an orange top. not sure of the actual brand name.
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I always love the simple green but the purple power works great also.

Anytime I clean my engine I use Engine Degreaser that comes in a white can with an orange top. not sure of the actual brand name.

I think thats "Gunk" brand.
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Are you valve covers painted or polished?? If they are polished, a good metal polish will take the spots right out. If they are painted, get a good automotive cleaning polish. If you have a napa or carquest close, pick up a bottle of Duragloss 101.
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I think they are painted(black). I'm beginning to think I've removed the paint because of the marbled plastic look they now have. I'll try the duragloss 101 and cross my fingers.
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What exactly was the basic cleaner you used? If it was a mild degreaser, like Simple Green, the spots should be removable. If you used an engine degreaser or cleaner, the spots are likely permanent, since those are pretty hard on paints.
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I used a product called Bam. Heard it was a good cleaner.
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If it is the Easy Off Bam, the spots may be permanent. That stuff uses an acid.
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I always love the simple green but the purple power works great also.

Anytime I clean my engine I use Engine Degreaser that comes in a white can with an orange top. not sure of the actual brand name.


i believe you use "greased lightning"
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or could be 'engine brite'
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