Engine bay detailing.

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Engine bay detailing.

Postby Dave 92 LSC » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:52 am

Guys is there a way to make the engine bay paint shine a bit more. Mine Deep Jewel Green and I cleaned up the motor which came out good, but the paint surfaces are somewhat dull. Is there anything that I can spray or apply that will make it look newer?

I dont like power washing the engine bay, on an old car i think its just asking for trouble. Besides, I have no leaks and motor is clean. Not showroom clean but just normal looking, for a 22 year old car.
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby LSC4ME » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Ford figured out that if they did not clear coat the engine bay it would save 7.3 cents a car, so engine bay paint is dull. Thanks Ford. :D
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby thunderjet » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:56 am

LSC4ME wrote:Ford figured out that if they did not clear coat the engine bay it would save 7.3 cents a car, so engine bay paint is dull. Thanks Ford. :D


Yep :D .

The engine bay is duller because it's not clear coated. It came that way. Also you'll notice that they did a pretty poor job covering the primer with paint the lower in the engine bay you look.
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby CDW6212R » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Ditto, the only real solution is to remove all or part of the components from the engine bay, and do some repainting. Try to keep it as clean as possible and kill rust, add a little wax in small areas that you can reach well, and wait for the time when the engine needs to come out. The best time to repaint it is when the engine gets major work done on it.
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:20 am

Don,
The painted, but non-clearcoated, areas of the engine bay ~can~ be sealed and waxed. They'll look good too. I did it on PINKIN but cannot find the pictures. Down side is, it's the engine bay and subject to the same things that the engine is.

Doable but temporary unless the vehicle is trailered :)
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby White Lincoln » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:54 am

oldschool1 wrote:Don,
The painted, but non-clearcoated, areas of the engine bay ~can~ be sealed and waxed. They'll look good too. I did it on PINKIN but cannot find the pictures. Down side is, it's the engine bay and subject to the same things that the engine is.

Doable but temporary unless the vehicle is trailered :)

Yeah, dosen't wax melt at low temperatures? :D
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:10 pm

(Smarta$$)

Not the brand I use.

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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby White Lincoln » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:16 pm

oldschool1 wrote:(Smarta$$)


:o :twisted: HEY! I resemble that REMARK! 8-) :lol:
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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby JC92LSCSE » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:41 am

Recently detailed ( of course it's going to rain and snow again tonight and tomorrow) :roll:

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Re: Engine bay detailing.

Postby tomnh » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:43 pm

JC92LSCSE wrote:Recently detailed ( of course it's going to rain and snow again tonight and tomorrow) :roll:

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I have seen that motor bay. JC keeps that so clean that you can actually eat off it ! No Kidding ;)
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