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I want to clean under hte hood of my 91 Stealth RT/T. I would like to have it nice and shiny and looking new. I have seen some dealers selling older model cars...that look goregous under the hood! Any suggestions on what to use?

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Do not use that spray foam stuff. I did it and it broke down the oil and they washed away but it left a white residue. I used some armoral ro clean the vavle cover and it turned out great and used some high gloss tire cleaner for the hises and plug wires (just be careful with the plug wires) Simple green and a tooth brush work great also.
 

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Use a good degreaser from autozone or something. Spray the hell out of everything but the battery and the fuse box. Then spray it off. Then use a follow up shiner. I use High Endurance Tire Shine on my intake hose. Keeps it real shiney. Then I painted a few pieces under the hood.

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Thanks guys...I take u avoid those pieces because it will do damage! Im sure it will be time consuming, but would like it to look nice!
 

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We use a 500º steam cleaner to knock the oil and gumm build up off first, then go in with a brush and detergent
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You might want to dilute Simple Green before you apply it. Full strength took the paint right off my Pontiac Beater Valve cover.
 

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What the hell is Steam cleaner? Where can u buy all this stuff....local autozone?
 

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Steam Clean

Worth it to pay a detail shop to just steam clean engine, let them handle the crap that comes off and you can detail the clean engine after they are done. Steam cleaning is the most effective way to get the grease, grime off. After that, well, Tire shine products for hoses, plastic covers etc.
 

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I thought so....are there any nationwide places that do this. ? Steam cleaning that is?
 

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Look in your local phone book for detailers near you, there will probably be several. They should be able to tell you if they do it and how much it costs.
 

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Pretty much anyplace that fixes cars can do it. They use this normally to look for leaks. So they have the machines at their places. Probably cheaper than paying a detailer too.

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