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    I think anyone doing this is nuts, that is why I am doing mine shortly ;-)
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    You are not nuts! I do mine evey 4-6 months depending on how busy I am...I love keeping my engine bay in pristine condition!
    4-6 months! I do mine when I clean the car once a week!

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    DAYYMMM!!! Now you definately must have a lot of time on your hands!!!
     
     

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    If im talking to a car cleaning monk you can give me advice...I used Autosol metal polish to clean my exhaust pipe. The black sut is not coming off its VERY stubborn! any suggestions?

    Also, I used T-Cut Scratch remover to remove a couple of scratches and its left a cloudy white finish on the paintwork. I've used a wet cloth, Maguires car polish and wax to restore the paintwork colour but I have not had any luck!! Any suggestions? Thanks!!
     
     

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    I just use Wheel cleaning spray and a few cue tips to get into the corners, works well for me..... you can also just use white spirit and very very fine wire wool gently too..... Just don't build up too much heat ;-) Then rinse everything off thoroughly, once done I apply a wheel sealant to it...

    For the hazing I'd go for AG SRP and buff it out with that, it should come out with some elbow grease

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    DAYYMMM!!! Now you definately must have a lot of time on your hands!!!
    Yes, yes I do......

    I am not an old git........................

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownsoldier View Post
    I just use Wheel cleaning spray and a few cue tips to get into the corners, works well for me..... you can also just use white spirit and very very fine wire wool gently too..... Just don't build up too much heat ;-) Then rinse everything off thoroughly, once done I apply a wheel sealant to it...

    For the hazing I'd go for AG SRP and buff it out with that, it should come out with some elbow grease

    ATB,
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    Thank you unknownsoldier Ill give it a try!!! I tried using the dishwashing sponge with the wire on the back of it but I think it's left black scratches on the surface :-(

    Any suggestions about the bodywork issue? Thanks!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknownsoldier View Post
    Yes, yes I do......

    That reflection looks cleannnn!!! Wel done!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiee46 View Post
    As you can see i have cleaned the engine bay and now the girlfriend thinks am nuts!!! So how regularly do people clean there engine bays?
    I just whipe round mine everytime i wash it

    Keeps on top of it nicely

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    BTW Haz, This is the monk.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Monk

    With my car, this who I'm like; which is why the dent in my Honda's bonnet is causing so much pain...... :-( Think some little s**t with a catapult or summint'

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