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Need more than vinegar and autosol

Just spent about 30mins taking off 8 years of grime from a bit of metal under the bonnet but I can only do so much with vinegar and autosol, it hasnt removed all of it, whats one stronger?

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I've never used it myself, but have heard oven cleaner is very effective. Probs have to watch it on the plastics though!
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is it steel of alloy?

if its alloy i would try wire wool, if its steel it may need replating......

you're not developing a cleaning habit are you Jay
 
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That's the fuel rail - have been told to not be too vigorous whan cleaning

Fisrt half looks OK to me - there is some-one here developing adonised ones - mebee worth a thread search
 
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That's the fuel rail - have been told to not be too vigorous whan cleaning

Fisrt half looks OK to me - there is some-one here developing adonised ones - mebee worth a thread search
Mine looks like that, half cleaned, Smaky told me it was a bad thing to do the dirty look is its protection
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Mine looks like that, half cleaned, Smaky told me it was a bad thing to do the dirty look is its protection
Mine is fully cleaned but not compeltely clean. Oh well its done now, ive driven the car since I cleaned it and its fine. Ive seen other cars with it clean and they are fine so...
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is it steel of alloy?
No idea, how do you tell?

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you're not developing a cleaning habit are you Jay
Er, no haha. Ive always taken a while to clean the car, just that when I was at Ace cafe last week I kept getting the comments 'looks clean but why is some still dirty'
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Fine wire wool will do the job... but the fuel rail is flash-anodised steel. If you rub it too hard, you'll expose bare metal and it will rust insted of corrode.

Only way to do it is to use take it off, clean it up, get it re-plated in something like the original finish (or any other colour you fancy).


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