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    Thread: D.I.Y. WD40 engine bay detailing (info + pics)

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      02-01-2012 04:56 PM #26
      First off -- WOW! Awesome job on the clean up. No doubt that took you quite a bit of time to do but obviously your time was very well spent. Great Job.

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      02-06-2012 04:01 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post

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      02-09-2012 11:17 AM #28
      Need advice from those who (also) believe the before engine is NOT the same as the after engine: Can the use of WD-40 really do this amazing cleaning and rust removal? Is there any harm in using 2 cans of WD-40 as the poster suggested?
      I wish there were a 'before' shot of the hood liner, because the 'after' shot looks as if taken also from a brand new vehicle.

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      02-09-2012 11:49 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Passat2001_5lover View Post
      Need advice from those who (also) believe the before engine is NOT the same as the after engine: Can the use of WD-40 really do this amazing cleaning and rust removal? Is there any harm in using 2 cans of WD-40 as the poster suggested?
      I wish there were a 'before' shot of the hood liner, because the 'after' shot looks as if taken also from a brand new vehicle.

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      haha.. priceless...

      btw, regarding the hood liner, my car never came with one from factory. I added it after.
      Also, the WD40 will not remove the rust.. I had those parts replaced.
      Last edited by Rob.; 02-09-2012 at 11:51 AM.

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      02-14-2012 03:22 PM #30
      WD-40 or no WD-40, it's still a dramatic turnaround. Good job. And if you happen to be trolling. Good job.

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      02-23-2012 10:44 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by OldinSloe View Post
      Battery changed?
      indeed

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      02-23-2012 10:46 PM #33
      I know that wd-40 can produce results like this first hand....It just takes forever! Would much rather use a different method but
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      03-03-2012 12:50 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselDubber View Post
      I know that wd-40 can produce results like this first hand....It just takes forever! Would much rather use a different method but
      1-2 days cleaning isnt forever man...

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      03-03-2012 02:07 PM #35


      great results.

      taking a second look at the pictures, it looks like you used a point shoot from 2006 for the before shots.

      and the after are from a higher quality camera


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      03-03-2012 02:32 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob. View Post
      1-2 days cleaning isnt forever man...
      well forever compared to an all purpose cleaner and a pressure washer

      did you know the main ingredient in WD-40 is fish oil? haha random fact but amazing what fish oil can do
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    12. 03-03-2012 05:15 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselDubber View Post
      well forever compared to an all purpose cleaner and a pressure washer

      did you know the main ingredient in WD-40 is fish oil? haha random fact but amazing what fish oil can do
      I've heard people say this, it's a gigantic myth.

      http://www.wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

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      03-04-2012 10:13 AM #38
      Got to love wd40!

      It works wonders, also since it is about 60% fish oil u can spray it on fake bate and fish with it and work amazing!! No I'm not joking either!! Google that sh!t!
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      03-04-2012 11:34 AM #39
      Hey Rob, what cleaning tools did you use?

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      03-04-2012 03:29 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by emkaytree View Post
      I've heard people say this, it's a gigantic myth.

      http://www.wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

      This is why I facepalm humanity.
      Hmm interesting, it's weird how false facts can get spread around to the point people think it's true
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      03-05-2012 09:36 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v_gti777 View Post
      Hey Rob, what cleaning tools did you use?
      My hands
      couple cans WD-40
      Paint brush
      Microfiber towels

    17. 03-11-2012 07:13 AM #42
      Great job. The engine looks very clean. WD-40 is a very good product!

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      03-30-2012 11:47 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Stelian99 View Post
      Great job. The engine looks very clean. WD-40 is a very good product!

    19. 03-31-2012 04:43 AM #44
      how sharp contrast after the change!!

    20. 03-31-2012 05:02 AM #45
      Nice simple and cheap! Good job!

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