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Old 14th April 2020, 06:28   #1
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What products and methods have members used to good effect to remove the grime that accumulates on the underside of the bonnet and the other painted bits in the engine compartment? This black deposit is baked on and I would like to clean it off without ruining the paint, and without spending day upon day scrubbing if possible. I don't have access to a steam cleaner and would prefer not to use Gunk spray or similar as I don't have a suitable run-off area for the disgusting mess that cleaner creates.
When I did the front compartment (Frunk? Froot?) on my MGF I used cut polish but not having an engine there it wasn't as bad as the ZT.
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Old 14th April 2020, 06:39   #2
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You could try a foam cleaner like the Premier Industrial one I use sadly not available to non-trade but others are available. Just spray on leave for a while and wipe off
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The only ones I know need washing off which isn't going to work for you.

These guys are your side of the pond and may be able to offer some suggestions.

https://www.autogeek.net/

Their shipping rates might be too high but at least you may find a product that'll work for you.

Good Luck.

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Thanks! Ièll check them out.
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Depends on how bad it's baked on. You could try WD40 as a pretty good cleaner which also softens up the grime and lots of old cotton towelling or rags and then follow up with some light cutting paste. needs a good bit of elbow grease too
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Anyone got any suggestions as how to clean the black soundproofing? I was going to sponge it, but I think it needs 're-blacking' somehow. Fabric paint??
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I'm using Turtle Wax black in a flash. Very happy with it under the bonnet & outside.
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Is that spray-on?
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Is that spray-on?

I'm using this one which is able to give back a shiny black to any rubber or black plastic part. I've never used it on tyres!



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I would give Nobby's suggestion a go. WD40 is pretty cheap and should be readily available. I would imagine it would do most (if not all) of what you need.

In a worse case scenario, you've got a can of WD 40 that's bound to come in handy around the house .

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