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Old 08-10-2011, 03:07 PM
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

I only cover my intake cone filter. I use simple green max de-greaser. Spray it on there heavily, scrub with a soft bristle brush, rise with low pressure. then repeat. Then I spray Armorall on all the plastics, let it sit for about 10 minutes with the Jeep running and the hood closed. Then I wipe all the excess Armorall off with a clean terry towel. Works great for me, But I do it fairly often as the Armorall attracts dust/dirt.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:27 PM
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

I have simple green in the garage just waiting. I might do it now.

I have the simple green in the spray bottle. It says to cut it with water. Should I even though I bought the kind that's already in the spray bottle?

Do I have to use armorall?

Also, I keep getting corrosion on the positive battery terminal. Should I buy another one?? I'm tired of cleaning it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

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I have simple green in the garage just waiting. I might do it now.

I have the simple green in the spray bottle. It says to cut it with water. Should I even though I bought the kind that's already in the spray bottle?

Do I have to use armorall?

Also, I keep getting corrosion on the positive battery terminal. Should I buy another one?? I'm tired of cleaning it.
Yeah, mine said to cut with water too, But I don't. You don't have to use armorall, But if you don't it wont be shiny. The armorall really finishes it off and makes it look fresh. You could use a different kind of trim shine if you don't wanna use armorall, i'm sure tire shine would work well too.

You could replace your battery, If it is the factory battery, you'll most likely need to replace it soon as most of us have. But you should be able to clean the terminals with a wire brush.
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

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.....Also, I keep getting corrosion on the positive battery terminal. Should I buy another one?? I'm tired of cleaning it.
No. Go to Sears or a parts store. There are felt pads impregnated with materal that prevent corrosion. Comes in a package with one red (positive) & one black (negative) for the electrically challenged. Just match the wire colors.

Simple Green should be mild enough not to hurt anything. Cut it with 25% water the first time if you are concerned.
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

I got this Meguiar's tire shine stuff that's water based. I got it from an awesome member here.

Could I use it?
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:43 PM
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

The battery is leaking from the + terminal. That's why it keeps corroding right?

It's been like 3 or 4 years since I bought a battery. I might buy another one.

I'm just worried if I buy another battery will I still get corrosion.

I've never had problems with car batteries so I'm ignorant in that department.
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

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I got this Meguiar's tire shine stuff that's water based. I got it from an awesome member here.

Could I use it?

Yes, Like I said in my previous post, you should let it sit for a bit then give it a good wipe down. Unless you want it all wet and glossy, I just prefer it semi-gloss.

Just don't go crazy with it. You could always just apply it with a rag, rather than spraying it on everything.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

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The battery is leaking from the + terminal. That's why it keeps corroding right?

It's been like 3 or 4 years since I bought a battery. I might buy another one.

I'm just worried if I buy another battery will I still get corrosion.

I've never had problems with car batteries so I'm ignorant in that department.
Sounds like it's time for a yellow top!
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You could always just apply it with a rag, rather than spraying it on everything.
I'm glad you told me that. Lol.

Should I get the yellow top or the red top?
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

I have a Yellow top.
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

I cleaned under the hood earlier. Damn it's harder than I thought. I've never cleaned under there.

89,000 miles and never been cleaned under the hood. Damn. You have to do a lot of wiping. Like on the walls and so on.

It looks better now though.
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Re: Cleaning under the hood.....

Too little too late....but I mist everything down with the hose. No high pressure...just enough to get it wet. Then spray it down with Simple Green and let it sit. I use a long-handled brush I got from Detailed Image to get down along the firewall, in-between fuse boxes, around the battery, etc. Then I gently rinse it off with low pressure. I then take an electric leaf blower to it to help get any pooling taken care of. I'll get it hot to finish drying it. Once dry, I spray down with CD-2 you can find at any auto parts store. Leaves a nice sheen on plastics, metals, and rubber. I do this on the WK and the WJ.

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