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Old 05-20-2002, 11:48 PM   #21
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damn! before and after pics are a trip! wtf thats crazy!
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Old 05-20-2002, 11:52 PM   #22
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damn !!!
nice job..... now im gonna have to do mine this weekend
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damn! before and after pics are a trip! wtf thats crazy!
I know right? I couldn't believe how good it looked when I was done. The WD-40 works so well. It looked very dull before I sprayed it on. (I wiped off the excess)
It was a lot of work though. There was so much debris biuld up by the hood shocks and it was hard to get out (I park my car under a tree in my driveway).
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Old 05-20-2002, 11:56 PM   #24
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damn !!!
nice job..... now im gonna have to do mine this weekend
Thank you for posting that pic!
I covered everything in that pic minus the headlights (don't have Xenons). I used aluminum foil and tape.
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:06 AM   #25
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That is a Hell of a Job, before pics was an embarrassment to all bimmers , lol

Now it loos unbelievable, you should do detailing
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:09 AM   #26
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DAMN!

That's turned out great! I told you the WD-40 would make your engine look new again. It's funny you did it today b/c I just picked up a can of Gunk and WD-40 at Autozone this afternoon.

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Old 05-21-2002, 12:12 AM   #27
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WOW!!!!!!!

Man...I've got to do this!!!
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:16 AM   #28
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Sorry, but I have to say it again:

WOW!!!!!

All it needs now is a coat of Zaino! That is very, very (did I mention very, very) impressive!!!

Vinny...go to more workshops man. And bring back the tips!! =)
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:29 AM   #29
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DAMN!!! Looks like I'm gonna be busy this weekend...
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Old 05-21-2002, 12:31 AM   #30
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Whew! I almost passed out seeing the before and after pictures. Whoa!!! I'm going to be busy this weekend too (and get a wax job in as well if I can). Save those pictures man (before and after).
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:04 AM   #31
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Man that looks amazing...I'm so embarrassed for my engine bay...
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:09 AM   #32
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Though mine is pretty clean, the "after" pics make mine look really bad. AAccck!!
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Old 05-21-2002, 04:23 AM   #33
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man..

that looks newer than new....

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I've heard that WD-40 is bad for the rubber parts of the engine?

Is that true? I'd like to go through with this process over the long weekend, but I'm afraid if anything happens.
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6. Here's the final step that SHOCKED the hell out of me. They sprayed the entire engine bay down with WD-40. They used an entire can and sparyed it on EVERYTHING! After they were done; the engine looked BRAND NEW. I was told this is how many car dealers get the used cars to look brand new under the hood. Some substitute Pledge furniture spray instead of WD-40 (believing WD-40 attracts dust).

Question for you,
after spray entire engine bay with WD-40, do you hose it down again or just leave it and let it dry up?
would WD 40 damage any surface?

my engine bay is dirty too, I am think do this on the weekend. but I want make sure all the steps.

thanks for the tips
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Old 05-21-2002, 09:08 AM   #36
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Looks Great!

I wonder about the contact surfaces of your belts having WD40 on them.

Isn't that a problem?

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Don't hose off the WD-40...

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Question for you,
after spray entire engine bay with WD-40, do you hose it down again or just leave it and let it dry up?
would WD 40 damage any surface?

my engine bay is dirty too, I am think do this on the weekend. but I want make sure all the steps.

thanks for the tips
Just let it sit and you're done. It might help if you leave the hood open for a couple of hours to let the fumes dissipate a little. WD-40 isn't the nices smelling stuff in the world.
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Re: I've heard that WD-40 is bad for the rubber parts of the engine?

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Is that true? I'd like to go through with this process over the long weekend, but I'm afraid if anything happens.
The Pros told me it was fine to use and poses very little risk. Don't spray a ton of it all over your belts.

You can also use Pledge furniture cleaner as a substitute for the WD-40.

My best advice to all of you...like with anything; just use a little common sense and you'll be fine.
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I try...

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Vinny...go to more workshops man. And bring back the tips!! =)
There are a ton of cool events coming up and I'll post as much as I can. I'm glad you guys are finding this info useful. I'm going to clean my engine bay this weekend.
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Thanks guys for all the compliments.
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