I want to keep it looking like this. Should I just wipe down with a cloth or is there something you can spray in the business to keep it looking nice?
thanks for the help.That's crazy clean. I'm afraid mine will never look that good for a couple reasons. Currently too dirty and laziness to clean to such detail. I'd love to see it look like that though!
Does yours look like that now? Or is that a picture you found?
I've seen some members with engine bays like that on TS. They are frequent fliers in the Detailing forum. One is a moderator, I think the detail job was prerequisite. They say you clean it with a pressure washer, dry it thoroughly, use a good glossy cleaner like 303 or something, and wipe it dry (no greasy finish). Probably takes a long time to get the impressive detail like you show in that picture.
dont use wd40, it will dry out your plastic and rubber pieces, its alright for greasing metal but not plastic or rubber, stick to black magic or armor allI try to keep mine as clean as I can. It's not that hard to do. I usually take it to the car wash and use the degreaser option the rinse it and then spray it with WD-40 or buy some simple green and do the same thing. Looks awesome!!!
This is what mine looks like. I still haven't sprayed the WD-40.
SHOW OFF!!!!Looks good and detailed for 2006.
If it sees salt from snow, wash more frequently. If no salt, 1x or 2x a year
works well. Use garden hose (prefer to stay away from high pressure) to wash everything
down. Simple Green works well for me. Wipe it all down and some 303 protectant keeps it
looking sharp. A little wax on inner fenders and firewall adds to the look.
Here is mine on 2000 Tundra. (I have added some mod detail to the 4.7)
Thanks for the comment. I like to detail and coming from the old school, nice to openIf one would just wipe down their engines once a week, you can keep that baby lookin' as good as new for many years! Very nice engine bay JB!
Thanks. Whether stock or with some mods, a clean engine bay just looks nice.SHOW OFF!!!!
I probably have an advantage here. All my hoses were replaced with SVH, which is easier to keep clean. Also, a little 303, normally, also makes it a little easier to wipe and clean.jbtoy, how on earth does one clean all the little 1/4" and smaller hose lines, like brake, a/c and ps, that run throughout? I've tried spraying with simple green and then spraying with water, but it still ends up cloudy looking. Of course if I rub the spots, it comes out. Sometimes dried mud doesn't want to leave.
I'm guessing someone will say, "just replace the lines with new ones." Which may be a good option next year when the plat warr ends.
You will not have any problems. A little water is fine. The key, stay away from high pressure. I have used garden hose with fan spray nozzle and never had any issues.All this rinsing under the hood seems a little risky to me. Is it safe to be washing the inside of the engine bay? What about the risk of all the electrical components getting wet?