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Old 02-03-2012, 10:02 PM
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how would you guys do it?

(i also posted this same thread in the inline six section)

so i just took the block to the machine shop yesterday. so nows the time to clean up the engine bay a bit. so i have two options try and clean it with soap and water or getting some flat black spray paint!

how would you guys do it?

my engine bay has what looks to be the rust proof stuff that comes from the factory or they do it as an up sale at the dealer.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:17 PM
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Painting over dirt doesn't make for a real good paint job.
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All I see is oil/grease and dirt, not any coating you should be painting over. Get some simple green or purple power, a scrub brush, and a hose.
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Same thoughts here. Got to clean it first anyway so see what it looks like after that, it just might surprise you.
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true very true! now which one is a better degreaser?? simple green orrr purple power?? i should use a soft bristle brush correct?
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I used concrete driveway cleaner and a scrub brush (not necessarily soft).
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Mean Green works well too.
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concrete drive cleaner??? where do you find that stuff
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My dad had a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme years and years ago with an all white vinyl interior. It had sat in a barn and it had a bunch of mildew everywhere, and Mean Green took every bit of it off and left that interior looking like new. My dad thought at first glance it was just some cheap store brand stuff that wouldn't work very good...it was quite the opposite lol
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Go at it with some soap and a scrub brush. Do that until the soap wont take anything else off. Then go get some laquer thinner and wipe it all down with that. You may be able to get a color that is close from the parts store and then paint it up.

Your truck looks exactly like mine did before I stripped it all down and painted it. Now mine looks better than it did from the factory.
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a real good thing to use on it is oven cleaner comes in an aerosol can. breaks down the grease real good.
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Dang guys these are all great ideas thanks a lot!
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concrete drive cleaner??? where do you find that stuff
Walmart/hardware store/Home Depot
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By the way, judging from the pic your Master Cylinder looks to be shot. I dont know if you had that on the list, but , you might want to put it on there if not.
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