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Old 12-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Any advice on what to cover?


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Old 12-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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Any advice on what to cover?
Cover your air box, battery and pretty much everything on that side of the engine compartment. Just did mine last night after driving cross country in the middle of a bad storm and had road salt covering everything. Cleans up pretty nice.
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Cover your air box, battery and pretty much everything on that side of the engine compartment. Just did mine last night after driving cross country in the middle of a bad storm and had road salt covering everything. Cleans up pretty nice.
Did you use plastic bags over the battery cover? And alternator?
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If your car is completely stock then you don't really need to worry about covering the air box. Cut up a garbage bag so that you can position it so it covers the battery. The alternator is probably going to get wet no matter what so don't worry too much about that. Make sure you don't use too much water pressure and avoid as many electrical connections as possible and you should be good to go. If you do it while the car is running avoid the intake side as best you can. If you do it with the engine off try to dry up as much as you can and let it sit for a while. Hope this helps
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Take off that cover under the engine, (the Velcro one, the one you have to take off while you're performing an oil change) before washing your engine, so the water can run and dry faster.
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Cover electronics, battery, and alt. This is my engine bay(yes FSWERKS uses it as their photo for the engine cover)
(= Clean it with a light duty engine bay cleaner then let it completely dry. Then apply SOnus engine and trim Kote, let it dry for 20 mins, then apply another coat. Do not wipe it or rub it in at all. just mist it. end product equals awesomeness.
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I never cover anything, unless there's a after market intake. Just make sure you blow dry with a compressor, then let it run for just to make sure everything else drys up. I work at a dealership doing detailing We clean and shine all are motors. Never have I had damage to anything or any electrical problems
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Cover electronics, battery, and alt. This is my engine bay(yes FSWERKS uses it as their photo for the engine cover)
(= Clean it with a light duty engine bay cleaner then let it completely dry. Then apply SOnus engine and trim Kote, let it dry for 20 mins, then apply another coat. Do not wipe it or rub it in at all. just mist it. end product equals awesomeness.
Thats where I saw your motor= fwerks. Looks awesome. I have a mazda 3 cover, but its not going on= looks like a pastic umbrella to me.
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Yeah - unless you're blasting your bay with a high pressure washer, should be much of an issue. You engine bay gets wet all the time - not a sealed compartment. Just be smart about how you wash it.
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