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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by PaulHH, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. PaulHH

    PaulHH New Member

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    This may seem strange but does anyone ever Power Wash your Engine Bay. Mine looks unclean but not sure about jet washing.

    What do you all think?
     
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  3. hades-

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    noooooooooooo

    the bloke i use sprays some stuff on and just rinses it
    never would power wash it
     
  4. jdp1962

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    Steam cleaning, maybe, but not jet washing.
     
  5. kite

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    I use Autoglym machine de-greaser,it comes in a trigger bottle, spray it on, agitate with a small paintbrush
    to get in the nooks and crannys, rinse off carefully with a hose pipe..
    Job done
     
  6. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Elbow Grease.

    What our engine bay's look like after a vist to PRD.



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  7. PaulHH

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    Wow, those engine bays are impressive, just wish I was a bit closer to you, your elbow grease is better than mine!! but too far
    for a quick pop down.

    I'll have a look for Autoglym machine de-greaser and give it a go.

    Cheers for your help
     
  8. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    TIP.. Use 100% acid free product's.
     
  9. jakub555

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    well done
    fantastic looked engines
     
  10. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks we remove /unclip as many part's as we can in the engine bay before we start to clean. 4 hour's in total.
     
  11. rowdyboy

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    You can power wash your engine, just at a low pressure (if your washer has variable pressure) and not directly into any electrics obviously.
    I do mine regularly, using Megs super degreaser and agitate with a brush then a low pressure rinse. I dress all the plastic/rubber with autogleam.
    Check out the detailing section on here, you will see all the pro's do it the same way.
     
  12. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Some / most detailer's will like you say use pressure washer's to speed up the detailing process and yes it work's a treat if the engine bay is dirty but for me it's all about detail. All the car's we do at PRD are treated the same regardless.

    11 Year old polo.

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    This is booked in also. NO POWER WASH on this .

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  13. Sam W

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    If only you guys were nearer that's some cracking work!
     
  14. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    We are mobile also.
     
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    CMD, Where abouts in S. Wales are you?
     
  16. CMD

    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    Swansea area
     

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