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I am currently preparing my 302 for a touch up coat of rattle can corporate blue paint. The engine has about 6,000 miles on it since I rebuilt the motor in 2004 and only minor oil/dirt was built up. I cleaned build up of oil and dirt from the engine using wax and grease remover and now need a general cleaner/degreaser recommendation to clean the engine with prior to scotchbrite and painting. What do you guys recommend? Gunk degreaser? Dawn? Formula 409? I am doing this in a 2 car garage and do not want to make too much of a mess... I plan to use a new sprayer I bought for weed killer with hot water for rinsing everything off.

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Brake clean and blow it dry with an air nozzle.
 

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I use rubbing alcohol a lot of the time. I can get a quart of the 90+% pure stuff for less than a buck, screw a sprayer from another bottle on top, I can mist or stream it where I want it, it will dissolve deposits and when wiped it evaporates cleanly. Also use it for chrome and glass with no streaking. Dirt cheap.
 
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Lacquer thinner or Eastwood's Pre
 
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I use rubbing alcohol a lot of the time. I can get a quart of the 90+% pure stuff for less than a buck, screw a sprayer from another bottle on top, I can mist or stream it where I want it, it will dissolve deposits and when wiped it evaporates cleanly. Also use it for chrome and glass with no streaking. Dirt cheap.
I second that. Rubbing alcohol is what I have been using on my parts. I like to do a light sanding before spray as well. Gives the paint a surface to cling to.
 

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Use Brakecleen or other cleaner, to remove the dirt, and blow dry.
Follow up with alcohol or a grease & wax remover to remove any left over contaminants.
Make sure it's clean, or you'll just be wasting time and paint.
When I was in my teens, I learned that lesson well.
 
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