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steam cleaning engin bay wider archs and resprays

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by FumaS3, Apr 21, 2009.

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    hi guys ill say sorry for spelling befor i go any fether as i have difficlty spelling.

    i would likeinfo price's and advice on the following please.

    *steam cleaning and its cost for cleaning the engin bay and the pittfalls of doing it if any.

    *flearing the archs i love my s3 alot and would prefer to have the archs widend reather then buy a kit and suggestions on this and its cost

    *cost of a new spray job same as its current colour to get rid of all scratch's and scuff the preveous oner put on it.

    thanks and again sorry for spelling :)
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    cost of a full rspray can be as little as a thousnad quid but you pay for qaulity generally.
    steam cleaning your engine bya is okay as long as electircs are kept clear of the water
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    thanks mate any info on the arch's
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    yes,don't bother
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    fair enough just like the look of the archs on the 06 shape S4 and the S3 would look mint with archs like that
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    The S3 looks wider to be honest.
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    s3 already wider, al la RS4s etc. S4 and s6 arches are stock, S3 ones flared.
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    strange they always look bigger when they drive past but mabie not lol

    sorry only had my s3 a year and only now starting to be able to mod it
    thats why im asking strange questions
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    no worries fuma,I would ask a bodyshop if they could mop/polish the scuffs out rather than respray as it would be a lot cheaper.
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    As an alternative to steam cleaning the engine - have a look on detailing world, there's a forum specifically about engine bay cleaning there.

    Most of the members seem to use a good degreaser / all purpose cleaner and a hosepipe (but making sure to cover all the electrics up first).

    Failing that - Polished bliss sponsor the detailing section on here so maybe they would be able to tell you what you need to cover up?

    Mike
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    bilton hamber suffix..... water based degreaser and a hose pipe..... will fetch everything off ya engine, top stuff!!! you will need some dressing to finish it off.... i use a small bottle of aerospace 303 protectant....damn good stuff and can use for the dash too, not too shiney and not too dull and best of all it is anti static so attracts less dust
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    thank you for your help guys i mainly want to get the engine bay shiney and clean as all the metal looks dull compeard to the bays ive seen on here not sure if thats coz i have the standerd parts or the guy that owned it last didnt give a damn about the bay any 1 live near brentwood essex so i could see how clean this stuff makes the bay?
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    fuma that combo above is excellent, i picked the products after doing quite a bit of research on detailing world.....
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    thx guys
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