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    Burgo Active Member

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    And this stuff is the best for all the plastics and hoses:
    https://www.amazon.com/Plexus-Plastic-Cleaner-Protectant-13-Ounce/dp/B00092CKN4
     
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    Don’t Laugh until you tried it. Scrubbing bubbles without bleach. Yes bathroom cleaner. Works great
     
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    I'm sure it's been said already but really light water and stay away from connectors. One of the biggest reasons why dealerships chose my company for make ready is because I dont use water on my engine bays. I know your in a crunch now but for.the future invest in a streamer. McCullough makes one for 200 dollars and its lasted me years if you maintain it correctly. IMO this is the best and safest way to clean an engine. You can steam interiors paint wheels. I even use it when I clean ATVs
    Steam, degreaser, assortment of brushes and patience I promise you will have the cleanest engine bay.
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    I would also recommend drying after rinsing before heating up so you don't leave water spots, for those that have hard water.
     
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    I’ve never seen a Mercedes V2!! Haha nice work man. I love a clean engine bay to match a clean car
     
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    If I'm going to spray down the engine bay with a garden hose, what needs to be covered up before I get everything all wet? I was thinking CAI, but what about the battery, alternator, etc? I see some exposed cables
     
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    I covered my Steeda intake, fuse box, and alternator. I sprayed everything very lightly with the shower setting on a hose nozzle, sprayed on some Chemical Guys Nonsense cleaner, used a small brush to break up the dirt in the areas that needed it, then lightly rinsed everything off. It only took a few minutes, turned out great, and I didn't have any issues. I plan to do it again this spring. After I was done I sprayed everything down with Meguiars Hyper Dressing. I got the Hyper Dressing tip from the Obsessed Garage channel when he cleans his GT350 engine bay.
     
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    You need to cover for CAI and the MAF sensor, coil packs, fuse box. The dyno connector by the air filter. Any connections you see on the wiring harness. Sounds like overkill but I've seen so many problems come from a water hose. IMO you would be better off going to a power washing place. It's less direct water on the connections and you can angle away from them easier than a water hose. +1 for chemical guys though.
     
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