Car Care Detailing Guide
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PROPER ENGINE CLEANING

Cleaning under the hood is a task many people don't do mainly because they haven't been properly trained to do so. Follow the steps below to clean your engine like it's never been cleaned before! Never use solvent based cleaners on the engine. These can cause fires. Use caution when brushing around delicate engine parts and hoses. Always use protective eyewear when cleaning the engine area.

 Recommended Procedures: 



STEP 1:
REMOVE LEAVES & DEBRIS AROUND ENGINE COWLING AREA

Open the hood and brush this area to remove the leaves and other debris.



STEP 2:
COOL THE ENTIRE ENGINE WITH RUNNING WATER

Never apply cleaner to a hot engine. Use a garden hose with a sprayer to quickly cool the surface and knock off heavy dirt. Pressure washers can also be used.



STEP 3:
SPRAY THE ENGINE & UNDER THE HOOD

Spray the engine with #5 Motor Degreaser or #713 Special Cleaner Conc. properly diluted. DO NOT use solvent based cleaners! Spray product from the front, the left side, then the right side to cover all engine areas. This is called the "H" pattern of spraying. Don't forget to spray product under the hood. Keep #5 Motor Degreaser off painted surfaces.

STEP 4: CAREFULLY AGITATE VISIBLE ENGINE PARTS & HOSES WITH A BRUSH
Loosen the heavy dirt and grease with a brush. Use caution around delicate engine parts. Always wear protective eyewear.


STEP 5: CLEAN UNDER THE HOOD (without an insulator pad)
For hood undersides without an insulator pad, clean with #35 E-Z Suds® and a wash mitt. For cleaning hood undersides with an insulator pad see the next Step 5A.

STEP 5A: CLEAN UNDER THE HOOD (with an insulator pad)
Lightly hand rub the insulator pad  with a towel to transfer the dirt. Do not use a wash mitt and suds.


STEP 7: CAREFULLY RINSE THE ENGINE & UNDER THE HOOD.
Use a garden hose and sprayer to rinse the product and dirt from the engine. Set the sprayer on a wide spray setting. Use the "H" pattern. Use extra caution when rinsing with pressure washers to avoid blowing off delicate parts, hoses, and over saturating the engine.

STEP 8: DRESS THE ENGINE FOR A NEW SHINE (optional)
To give your engine a new shine and blacken plastic and hoses, spray #65 Super Dress-It® directly onto the engine. No need to dry the engine first. Super Dress-It® will coat evenly.


 
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Recommended
Auto Magic® Products:


#5 Motor Degreaser cuts grease
and grime quick!
 


#19 E-Z White® makes an effective
and safe engine cleaner too!

 

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