SilentGreen
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cleaning under the hood

Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:34 am

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?

Engineear
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Re: cleaning under the hood

Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:03 pm

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.

SilentGreen
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:35 pm

Re: cleaning under the hood

Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:11 am

Roger that. Yeah I figured no blasting with water no matter how much you covered. Time to get to work. Thanks for tips.

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