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Haha, made you look!! Just kidding!! What's the best thing to clean an engine bay with. Motors out (this is my sis's car). I want to get it nice and clean before I paint it!! It's pretty caked with crap!! Thanks!!

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u might try simple green, its pretty good. someone told me they used to use oven cleaner but i think that was back when it was a little more lethal.
 

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I use a toilet brush and some super duty grease remover. The
toilet brush work's great. Really gets the stuff off. Spray on the
cleaner let it soak and scrub away. Don't get it in your eye. Use some
sort of eye protection. Then spray with a strong stream of water.
Use hot water to start off with, it helps too.
 

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I use some of the newer citrus cleaners..simple green is great..I spray it on let it sit a bit..then blast the entire works with a power washer..then let it dry a day or two..should be clean as a whistle

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Castrol Super Clean. It's the only thing I've found that you can truely spray on, go have lunch, and then hose down to be completely clean.

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The Castrol stuff is pretty good, Greased Lightning is pretty good, but the best thing I've foudn was at Lowe's or Home Depot. Sometimes they put it on the isle with house siding cleaners, sometimes it with the Fantastic/409 stuff. Its in a nearly unmarked plain gallon jug and is called M-1 household cleaner...should be about 20-25 bucks.

However, if you dont wanna screw around, go buy a gallon can of parts cleaner and spray it on there...it'll remove paint and all.

For that matter, plain old kerosene works pretty dang good...

The Pressure washer makes HUGE difference no matter what you use.

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Try hand cleaner (non abrasive gojo type stuff) that has been watered down and then applied. It will take the wax off so be careful, but it is great for cleaning the paint under the hood!

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