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Underhood detailing - What not to get wet?

When detailing under the hood what should not get wet? What's the best way to start?
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Stay away from coil packs, plug wires, and as many electrical components as you can. Other then that you are good to go.

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I avoid High pressure and in close spraying

.. I don't want to inject water into the connectors that were just made to keep rain put

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Re: Underhood detailing - What not to get wet?

honestly, i cover major electrical connections with a plastic bag, then wet the engine down with water, spray simple green let it sit for a little, scrub any areas that a gummed up etc. and then hose it off. then take my back pack blower and blow it off the best i can and then a air pistol hooked to my air compressor to blow out any other water i missed :)

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What did you use?
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degreaser, a little scrubbing, and a pressure washer. Hit the plastics and rubber with some detail spray after it dried.


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Re: Underhood detailing - What not to get wet?

I use purple power on a WARM engine, NOT HOT. Stay away from the Alternator. let it sit about 5 min, respray if it starts to dry STAY AWAY from exterior paint(rinse off if it gets on it). Then rinse. I typically do this twice a year

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Re: Underhood detailing - What not to get wet?

Another trick is to hit the whole engine compartment with Armor All while still wet after a cleaning unless you drive on dirt roads.

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Re: Underhood detailing - What not to get wet?

The main thing to remember is to only clean when the engine is completely cold. If it is hot/warm condensation can form on the inside of electrical components. I use Mean Green and spray liberally, let sit for about five minutes and spray again then rinse off with low pressure water hose. 17 years and 250,000 miles and still looks new.
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