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Nice weather today in the east, so I did a quick under-hood cleanup. I used some window cleaner, a toothbrush and microfiber cloth. Followed up with a little armor all.

Pics from cellphone, forgive the (lack of) quality!

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Very Nice! Looks better than showroom.
 
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Nice bay! Thanks for posting - sharing. I wipe down my engine bay then go over it with the armor all as well.
 
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Mighty fine looking engine compartments gentlemen, thanks for sharing the pics.
 
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what is the window cleaner for?
 
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Both engines look beautiful. What is the “armour” stuff your both using?

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The product is called "Armorall"

it is a sort of polish that is absorbed into the surface of dull and faded plastics and some paint and restores the colour and shine. Usually sold in trigger-spray bottles but you can also get a 5 litre/1 gallon container to refill them. Can also be applied with brush or rag.

It leaves the surface slippery so is not suitable for pedals, grips, motorcycycle tyres etc


refill



I use it.


clean supercharger
 

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Thank you for that John, I will order some. On the two X type pics what would you recommend to use on the cylinder heads to bring them up as clean as they appear?

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Thank you for that John, I will order some. On the two X type pics what would you recommend to use on the cylinder heads to bring them up as clean as they appear?

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Don't know. My engine is intended to be hidden under the plastic covers, and the castings are not smooth. A brass-bristled wire brush in a drill or dremel will clean them up, and a metal polish such as Solvol Autosol with a brush, rag or electric toothbrush will improve them and get the dirt and corrosion off most aluminium, but some castings won't come bright and shiny.

I expect you have valeting and car show mags or suppliers that will have comparable products in your market. I also replace dull or corroded screws, washers and fastenings, if accessible and safe, with stainless. You need Nickel Grease to prevent it seizing.
 
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Update: I see you are in UK. I sometimes get specialist rebuild and cosmetic materials from a company called Frosts.
https://www.frost.co.uk/car-care-clean-detail.html

These companies will do their best to separate you from your money.
 

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