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Old 10-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #281
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I go to the do it yourself car washes. They have a engine clean option which lets off a yellow degreaser. Then I rinse off and I never cover anything up. Takes me like 2 minutes. Engine always comes out looking great and smells sweet.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:19 PM   #282
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Anyone in the Germany area ever done this to their e46 m3?'s If so I would like to meet up with you and show me how its done. will pay $$
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:39 PM   #283
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I have a very clean engine compartment and regularly wipe it down. However, there are small painted areas that I cannot reach easily with a rag or other tool. I have never sprayed water into my engine compartment because we have very hard water in Socal. The water spots would be terrible to look at and deal with.

I want to clean off the smaller areas that may not be accessible by hand. I have heard that people use the bathroom cleaner called "scrubbling bubbles". Does anyone have experience with that product?

I want my painted surfaces to have the same haze free look as the accessible areas. Help!
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:50 AM   #284
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Anyone in the Germany area ever done this to their e46 m3?'s If so I would like to meet up with you and show me how its done. will pay $$
If I had a hose and my German landlord wouldn't shyt a brick I'd do it that way. I've cleaned in like manner just doing spot areas and rinsing with a gallon jug. It takes longer but i'm usually satisfied in the end. I'll most likely pick it up a notch now that we've had our first snow and the roads with be coverd in strussaltz .
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:38 AM   #285
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Ill do mine this weekend, damn i haven't wash my engine bay for 7 yrs.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #286
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Don't kill me for bringing this back fro mthe dead, but it's a useful post and I did what was originally recommended. Really happy with results.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:47 PM   #287
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This is pretty old
I figured out not to use simple green or the likes unless you want a dull look!
De-greaser like GUNK brand work awesome and make the parts cleaned look brand new.
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