Who doesn’t like a clean engine bay?

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  1. Hambone437

    Hambone437 Well-Known Member

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    I’m kind of a clean freak when it comes to my cars and trucks. I have less then 1k on my Ranger but I’ve taken it on some dirt roads and pulled my son’s Tacoma out of the mud. Things got a little dirty, including the engine compartment. I detailed it today and it’s now more clean then when it was brand new. How’s your engine compartment looking. Who likes keeping it clean?

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    I have a separate chamois just for that purpose, to wipe down the engine after each wash. Keeping it clean also helps to spot leaks if any develop over the years.
    '98 Deville and '19 Ranger

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  3. Hambone437

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    Nicely done! Great looking Deville motor.

    What paint did you use for the foam Ranger engine cover? Has the paint started cracking at all?
     
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    I used Rustoleum Acrylic Enamel , several light coats, just painted the top. No cracking or peeling after 2000 miles. It doesn't even feel hot after driving so it should hold up. Thinking about painting the tow hooks next.

    I painted the Deville valve covers a few years ago when I had to replace the gaskets. I used a heat resistant paint on that one cause it does get hot.
     
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    I don't dare to show mine LOL
     
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    Looks great! What does your cleaning process for the engine bay look like?
     
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    I’ve not opened the hood and I have 3,000 miles on it
     
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