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Old 04-12-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Motor detailing question

What does everyone use to make their engines shine?I need to detail mine and i dont know what to use.Thanks for any information.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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Maybe Rich can give you some better insight as he owns a 98 Chrome Yellow Cobra, too.
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here is what I do.

1. 50/50 solution of Simple Green, spray it all over and let it sit. Take a paint brush to get down in the nooks if needed.

2. Spray off with water

3. Spray the entire engine bay with a No Touch Tire Spray, close hood and wait 15 minutes

4. Wipe off any excess residue from tire spray.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
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I'm afraid that I wouldn't be much help. We bought the car new and it's never been an "every day" car. I've only used water and a damp rag to wipe the dust off. Maybe a little Zaino tire dressing on the hoses & plastic ducts/covers occasionally.

I do wipe down the engine compartment every time the car gets washed to keep the dirt & grime from getting out of hand.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #5
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All good ideas,im gonna try them all and see what i like best.Thanks for the help guys!!!
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if you use my method once, then it gets a lot easier from there, depending on how much your drive the car, and what conditions you drive the car in.
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Its all this dang pollen im dealing with right now.I have it in storage and its still getting through the doors somehow.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #8
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Motor Detailing

I have used tire gloss and also a product called Perfect Purple which creates a nice shine and it seems to last longer than other silicone based products.

BTW, I have a 1998 chrome yellow mustang and I am in Greensboro...have lived in Kville in the past.

Question for you. What kind of wheels and what size are you using? I have a damaged wheel ( a little altercation with a curb). I want to go with 18 inch wheels and tires but there are so many to choose from.

Also, anybody found the best way to keep the stock wheels shining?

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I like the 98 wheels but if I had to switch, I'd go with a 17 inch polished Terminator wheel. The problem you will have when you go to a wider tire and rim combination, the front wheels will stick out. I put 98 Cobra wheels on my Pace Car so I could preserve the Pace Car wheels. They only made 1000 of them and the wheels are unique to that car.
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I use Eagle One protectant (you can buy at Walmart or wherever) and one of the small microfiber applicator pads. Works great for me.
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I have used tire gloss and also a product called Perfect Purple which creates a nice shine and it seems to last longer than other silicone based products.

BTW, I have a 1998 chrome yellow mustang and I am in Greensboro...have lived in Kville in the past.

Question for you. What kind of wheels and what size are you using? I have a damaged wheel ( a little altercation with a curb). I want to go with 18 inch wheels and tires but there are so many to choose from.

Also, anybody found the best way to keep the stock wheels shining?

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I, too, live in Greensboro area. I am running 95R wheels in silver. Depending on what kind of wheel you get for wheel care. I just wash mine with regular car wash, then put some Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant on them. 18 inch tires are pricey, so if money might be a issue, then you may want to look further into it.
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