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Engine Bay Detailed

Took about three hours but I think it came out pretty good. Finally finished all the mods I will do for this season. And yes I am crazy,I waxed everything I could reach in the engine bay.

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Wow. You can tell you really spent some time in there! I love the look of the Velocity Stack.

Nice Job!

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Looks great!
There's nothing like a clean engine bay to finish off a nice car.
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Very nice... But you should unwrap your airfilter. It'll run a lot better

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What's on the filter is an "Outerwears Pre-Filter". No air restriction and protects the filter from dirt,bugs whatever... Take it off no difference and it is easy to clean vs cleaning the filter.
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looks great! alot of black cars had primer showing thru the color. did you touch up any of the black?

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What's on the filter is an "Outerwears Pre-Filter". No air restriction and protects the filter from dirt,bugs whatever... Take it off no difference and it is easy to clean vs cleaning the filter.
No kidding?? I've never heard of that. Do they make them for cone filters too?

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Amazing job. What products were used, and on what? Everything really looks better than new.
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No kidding?? I've never heard of that. Do they make them for cone filters too?
Take a look at www.outerwears.com they probally have one to fit your filter. Adds a great look and protects the filter..
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Amazing job. What products were used, and on what? Everything really looks better than new.
Washed the engine bay first. Then used a leaf blower to get rid of the standing water.Polished all the black with Mequires Polish, then waxed with Meguires. All the rubber was detailed with Meguires tire polish. Scuffed up a couple nuckles,but I think it was worth it. I try to do this once a month. Keeps everything looking new.
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Washed the engine bay first. Then used a leaf blower to get rid of the standing water.Polished all the black with Mequires Polish, then waxed with Meguires. All the rubber was detailed with Meguires tire polish. Scuffed up a couple nuckles,but I think it was worth it. I try to do this once a month. Keeps everything looking new.
Thanks for the info,I'll try not to be a pest, but...do you lay anything over the fenders to prevent scratching? When I clean the engine bay I can't seem to reach anything w/o touching the car and black paint is so unforgiving. Also, my car has a great deal of powdery dust around the spark plugs,I've thought of using a vacuum attachment, but maybe the leaf blower would work before the wash? Again, I'm really impressed with your car and thanks.

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Beautiful engine bay man! Good job on the detailing.

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Thanks for the info,I'll try not to be a pest, but...do you lay anything over the fenders to prevent scratching? When I clean the engine bay I can't seem to reach anything w/o touching the car and black paint is so unforgiving. Also, my car has a great deal of powdery dust around the spark plugs,I've thought of using a vacuum attachment, but maybe the leaf blower would work before the wash? Again, I'm really impressed with your car and thanks.
I just use some old bath towels and put on the fenders and grill area. That way I know it somewhat protected,but with Black looking at it wrong scratches the paint.
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Washed the engine bay first. Then used a leaf blower to get rid of the standing water.Polished all the black with Mequires Polish, then waxed with Meguires. All the rubber was detailed with Meguires tire polish. Scuffed up a couple nuckles,but I think it was worth it. I try to do this once a month. Keeps everything looking new.
Looks great!
When you say you washed the engine bay first, do you mean you actually spray the hose in there? If so, do you spray a jet stream or more of the shower stream? Do you worry about getting any particular parts wet like the spark plugs or battery connections? My engine bay is really clean...but it's not that clean. You've given me inspiration but I don't want to screw something up by getting the wrong things wet.
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When I had my '04 in the manual it outlined what parts should be coverred up when cleaning the engine. I haven't checked the new one but I just cleaned the motor last week and used the same principle. Covered up the battery, fuse box, etc. Sprayed it down with some simple green then rinsed it off with the light spray setting at the car wash.

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