Cleaning Under Bonnet
Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:18 AM
Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:32 PM
No ill effects but that is a very
mixed opinion about spraying water in the engine.
I wouldnt do it on my mk2.5 as it has audio cables and all sorts so.. I used loads of microfibre's and quick detailer to clean the whole engine (time consuming) with a detailing brush to get into crevices.
Meguiars tyre shine to dress rubber bits like hoses.
Meguairs trim restorer for all the faded black plastic.
Pack of detailing/toothbrushes worked for getting into places my fingers Couldnt.
Deffo do the underside of the bonnet first, otherwise it'll drip over the engine!
Make sure the engine is cold when you begin to clean. If you use water anywhere then turn the engine on after you have finished to help dry any remaining water.
Your bumper, wings and windshield may get dirty so do it before cleaning the outside of the car!
My mk1.5 stayed clean for around a year, no joke, even when it rained.
My mk2.5 stayed clean for about a month if that before there was spray and water marks and dirt all over it.
Must be a design thing!
Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:43 PM
Thanks for the guide, yeah I have read of lots of people using damp microfibres, will have to get some cheap tooth brushes as well
Posted 03 April 2015 - 01:55 PM
If you did need something for more stubborn areas, you could try something like quick detailer or the 'waterless soap' stuff i think turtlewax does, as you dont need to rinse either product off after so its all safe.
Be careful on painted parts with the toothbrushes though, especially the rear of the bumper as on my mk2 I scrubbed a little too hard and off came the paint.. I guess its not as thick or laquered under there haha.. Good job it cannot be seen!
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And wow what a difference looks great, just what I want mine looking like
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