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Whats the best way (products) to shine an engine bay. Mine is already pretty clean but would benefit from a good shine.

Any tips?
 

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Not too sure where to get 'cow jizz'.
 

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Not too sure where to get 'cow jizz'.
I'm just going to assume you're joking...

In all seriousness try some gt85. Great for cleaning, leaves a nice shine when rubbed, leaves a silicon coat making future cleans easier and smells nice too.
 

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I'm just going to assume you're joking...
You do that...;)

GT85 you say, is that something that can be applied with a spray or will it require cloth application?
 

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It depends on the surface. I would spray open areas using the straw and then always wipe with a cloth and any sensitive bits, I would spray on the cloth and apply that way.

I would also do smallish sections at a time.

If you are going to try it, I would recomend starting by spraying onto the cloth and seeing how it works for you. Would be interested in how you get on.
 

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Cool, I might have a go tomorrow. If it works, I'll post up some pics of cow jizz.
 

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Silicon based 'Cow Jizz' works well.
 

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Auto glym tyre dressing, its a spray that can be used on engine bay and plastic trimmings
Spray it on and leaves a gloss finish
 

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Auto glym tyre dressing, its a spray that can be used on engine bay and plastic trimmings
Spray it on and leaves a gloss finish
I guess most tyre dressings would work?
 

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I would bet a large* sum of money that most tyre dressings will be sticky to the touch which I don't think is desirable in an engine bay. The GT85 is fine to touch and makes future cleaning easier.

Glad it went well. I used it on my motorbike, particularly on the white rear wheel where it would get covered in sticky oil.

Any before and after pics?




*upto 10p**





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No pics yeh, not finished.
I will post up when im done.
 

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I have a stock battery to fit.
 

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Shine you say ?? :) I use a little t cut to get rid of the crap. then wax it. I use Autoglem HD Wax , as it beads off water really well.

Although very nice, not very original looking. :chuckle:
 

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I trust this is original enough :)

before

after


Lots of elbow grease a few tooth brushes
I used black bumper gloss on all the black rubber bits and t cut the paintwork under the bonnett inc the engine covers then solvol autosol on anything metal
 

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try autoglym vinyl and rubber care. wash the car as usual, quick spray down in the engine bay leave to nearly dry then hit it with v&r leave to dry them wipe down.

you can also use it on door shuts and boot shut. very quick very easy
 
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