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cleaning under the hood

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:34 am
by SilentGreen
After 7 years, I've got a ton of dust and dirt build up under the hood. Has anybody got good cleaning tips and any caveats to prevent any damages?

Re: cleaning under the hood

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:03 pm
by Engineear
If you have access to an air hose to blow off the topical dust, a strong leaf blower works.

Dampen a cloth and wipe what you can, rinsing then wringing out excess water. For oily bits I'd wet a cloth with Simple Green, wipe, rinse repeat then dry off with a dry cloth.

No rinsing off with a hose, ever. Can always use a soft brush or a stiff bristle on heavier crud. Blow off, use a damp cloth to get remaining grime.

Now, wipe every time you wash the car because you've done the hard stuff.

Re: cleaning under the hood

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:11 am
by SilentGreen
Roger that. Yeah I figured no blasting with water no matter how much you covered. Time to get to work. Thanks for tips.