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Engine bay cleaning, foam? Plus dry shampoo/polish.

Hi all,

I normally lurk on the classics lounge but after quite a bit of paint work my engine bay is very dusty on top of the years of oil and grime so it needs a good clean.

Can anyone recommend a good product to shift most of this, a friend had suggested a snow foam product but remembering that I still have a distributor and exposed electrics I think it may be too wet?

Also while I'm on can anyone recommend a good dry shampoo and polish to reduce the times I get the car wet.

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Hi all,

I normally lurk on the classics lounge but after quite a bit of paint work my engine bay is very dusty on top of the years of oil and grime so it needs a good clean.

Can anyone recommend a good product to shift most of this, a friend had suggested a snow foam product but remembering that I still have a distributor and exposed electrics I think it may be too wet?
I'd be interested too. Just been careful to the point that I use a dry rag
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Hey guys 🏽️ I will male a full engine detailing today and will post some pictures of work in progress as weell as the products that I use I recommend Valet Pro APC (all purpose ckeaner) dieluted 1:10 for heavy contamination or 1:20 for regullar maintance. I will use some brushes and soft lambskin large brush. I reccomend covering the wireing and ecu with PVC bags to keep the water penetration just in case. Make sure you use microfiber towels/rags to wipe everything off. At the end I will put some plastic dressing to make it look new. I reccomend Meguiars Trim detailer for that use.

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It could be worth looking into dry ice cleaning. Probably there is a specialist near you that provides this service.
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This is verry good shampoo that gives a lot of suds and foam from little ammount of product


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Cannot think of any dry shampoo products. You need some kind of lubrication between a mitt and the paint or you will risk damaging the paint. If the paint is almost perfectly clean you could use a QD (Quick Detailer), other alternatives could be a waterless wash but you will need quite a few mf cloths to make this safe. I use a rinsless wash which is rather like a normal shampoo but instead of rinsing with water you simply wipe the surface with a drying towel. I can give a quick wash, dry and wax in under 20 minutes without much effort
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