I have a spray bottle with a lil bit of degreaser attached blow gun with compressed air,after that start wiping with wd40 or similar and lil bit of elbow grease.Hey guys,
What's the preferred method or way of cleaning the engine bay so it doesn't look so dull?
I'm scared to spray my engine directly with any sort of water. I'd rather put something on a rag/microfiber then wipe it down etc.Encase all the sensors and electrical plug connections you can reach with plastic (plastic bags). Pre-soak with LOW pressure water, DO NOT use a free flowing source, from a hose for example. Use any mild degreasers you want and spray it all over the engine bay, then use a detail brush to work it in on all surfaces including the plastics. Use a longer brush to get to the harder to reach areas. Use LOW pressure water to rinse. Let the water drip down for a few minutes, then use a protectant spray (303 Aerospace is my favorite) and spray it all over the engine bay. Let it sit for a minute or two then use a clean cloth to wipe away the excess from all surfaces in the bay. The protectant will leave a clean but not shiny coating that can last for 2-3 weeks.
That's a really neat rig!