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Started the engine cleaning this morning and got my engine bay clean but I have a bad side affect.
Used simple green watered down as instucted w/cleaning pad. Got all the grease and oil off pretty good but after it dried..YUK. The black paint on the bay looks like this:



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Every part of the black painted areas are very faded looking. Its clean to the touch but turns whit after it dries. Id like to keep this original paint if possible but if it looks this bad I dont know. I was planning to leave it alone and just touch up under the battery tray Anything I can put on it to make it black again? Or at least look decent? This is the 1st mustang ive had that didnt have 10 coats of crappy paint to remove. Any ideas appreciated.

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To touch up use some krylon 1613 semi black,or you could try some por15 under the battery area for any future acid spills...
 

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That looks about right for thirtyfour years worth of weathering. Short of repainting there is not alot that you can do to make it look new. The paint was originally a semi gloss so it should not be too glossy. You might try using some wax on a small spot to see if that would help any.
 

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I wondered about the wax or polish idea. Its kinda like the faded out paint on a old car, on them you can buff them up and they look better. Thanks for the tip Ill try a spot and post the results.

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