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Post by RoboGeek on March 17th 2010, 8:49 pm

Since some of the Meguiars guys are over here now - just how the heck do car dealers get those old engines to shine like new?

I've tried a few things that never seem to look the same.

I end up doing all my parts by hand, using different products

So what is their secret?
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Post by stang_krazy on March 17th 2010, 11:38 pm

PLEASE NOTE WHEN PRESSURE WASHING THE ENGINE ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WIRING HARNESS-CONNECTORS-COMPONETS AND SENSORS AND MAKE A NOTE OF ANY AREAS THAT MAY BE TROUBLE OR NOT TO SPRAY AROUND OR ON AND MAYBE EVEN COVER SOME ELECTRICAL PARTS, AIR CLEANERS,SENSORS ECT AND DON'T GET TO CLOSE WITH THE WAND TO ANY PARTS YOUR SPRAYING.

I use purple power(P.P.) and dilute 50/50 with water and spray my cool engine down, I start spraying the hood pad down first then the engine and let saturate for a few minutes and scrub with a bristle brush(not hood pad) and then use my electric pressure washer to rinse off all the grim&dirt.(Being very careful not to spray directly on electrical componets-sensors or on wire connections, also don't hold your wand to close to the area your spraying, AND BEING VERY VERY CAREFUL AND STAND BACK AROUND 10 FOOT OR SO BEFORE SPRAYING THE HOOD PAD DOWN) sometimes use a putty knife to scrube off the grease-oil and road grim and then soak the engine down with the purple power(P.P.) and again using a bristle brush to scrub and let saturate a few minutes before rinsing off.

Now at this point after you've rinsed all the P.P. off along with all the dirt-grim-oil and grease use compressed air and start from the top of your hood pad and work down using a air/blow gun and start using the air and get all the excess water out of the hood pad(AGAIN BEING VERY CAREFUL NOT TO USE TO MUCH AIR PRESURE AND STAND BACK ALITTLE) now you can spray your protectant of choice (just read on the label and make sure that it's not flameable) on all your plastics, rubber hose ect. You can let dry this way or what I like to do is wipe over the surfaces I've just sprayed to get even coverage and then start my engine and let run for a couple minutes or so to help dry.


Now for probably the best dressing out there, hyper dressing


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Until now, the industry average for diluting water based dressings has been one to one or ready-to-use. Meguiar's Hyper-Dressing dilutes up to four to one, varying the gloss from high to satin. One product, multiple uses...a winning combination for every professional and an industry first.

D-17001 1 gallon
D-17005 5 gallon

1:1 High Gloss
2:1 Medium Gloss
3:1 Satin Finish
4:1 Natural Shine

Hyper Dressing is water-based, this enables you to dilute it yourself for the desired look and application. It also means it won't hold up as long as a solvent-based product.

If interested in trying it out you can just get a 32oz sampler from ADS FOR $11.99, remember don't forget to get you an extra empty bottle or 2 or 3 or 4 try dilute it for the gloss or finish you want or like.
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/d17032.html

Hope this helps out!
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Re: Those super shiney engine compartments dealer cars have

Post by RoboGeek on March 18th 2010, 3:20 pm

perfect!

I have a perfectly clean engine, and I've tried things on the hoses and harnesses that didn't really work. That may do it - thanks!!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 18th 2010, 3:43 pm

when I purchased my 2001 Expedition 2 years ago the dealer cleaned the engine and sprayed this stuff on almost like a clear coat. It's been 2 years and it still looks great.
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Post by RoboGeek on March 18th 2010, 3:49 pm

yeah.. thats what I'm looking for...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 18th 2010, 3:51 pm

they sprayed it over everything under the hood. Not sure what they used to spray it with. The compartment looked like one in a brand new car.
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Post by RoboGeek on March 18th 2010, 3:57 pm

yup.. I'd love to see how it looks on a fairly detailed engine compartment. Looks like than meguiars stuff might do it. Might even do my plastic bumpers and door guards. But if its too shiny, I might have to redo my lower body panels gloss black!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 18th 2010, 4:01 pm

Do you apply it with a spray bottle?
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Post by RoboGeek on March 18th 2010, 4:20 pm

looks like you can.. tells you not to put it on bike tires cuz its slippery - I think that might be fun!
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Post by stang_krazy on March 18th 2010, 6:47 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Do you apply it with a spray bottle?
Yes, each product you buy from the d-line also has the secondary bottles you buy seperate to dilute as you like unless their a ready to use product.
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/d20170.html

Has lines on back of bottle to let you dilute as you what. found this thread to help everyone out that might be wondering about this.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27028
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 19th 2010, 8:34 am

Thanks....this is great info
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Post by stang_krazy on March 19th 2010, 11:12 am

RoboGeek wrote: Might even do my plastic bumpers and door guards. But if its too shiny, I might have to redo my lower body panels gloss black!
For you plastic bumbers and other things give this a try, plus you can get it at your local wally world.
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40559
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Post by RoboGeek on March 19th 2010, 6:02 pm

you are full of useful info!! Again.. thanks!!
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Post by Sneke_Eyez on March 23rd 2010, 1:37 pm

I've always used Meg's Hot Shine Tire Shine after I finish the degreasing and wash of the engine in my Intrepids. Both of them have large black plastic intake plenums, so shining them up looks really nice.
It works really well for a show shine, but dust and dirt sticks to it, so a coat only looks good and clean for about a month at the most, sometimes its looking kind of greasy and dusty after just two weeks even.
I'll have to try out that hyper dressing.
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Post by stang_krazy on March 23rd 2010, 3:23 pm

Hey Sneke_eyez

Also get you a bottle of #40 vinyl & rubber trim cleaner/conditional and try it, I think you will really like it as well. I buy it my the gallon because I love applying this stuff in my vehicles, love the smell and it don't have that silicone greasy look and feel just leaves a nice matte finish and did I mention I love the smell. LOL!
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/m4016.html

Give ADS a try you can buy the meguiars D-line produccts by the samples and when buying my the gallons you save big! Take for instances the hot tire shine, I used this for just spraying in the wheel wells because of the fresh new look it gives you but then started using the hyper dressing and with the 4 different dilution ratio you can get Imagine the money you save, by diluting it 1:1 for for the high gloss for wheel wells and etc. or have you an extra bottle for the 4:1 for the natural shine under hood or ?
http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/detailer-line.html

Like take the glass cleaner for instance (smells like grapes alittle) buying the sample 32oz size then dilute 10:1 as called for will make you alittle over 2 1/2 gallons for $6.99 or buying the gallon size will make you 11 gallons, this stuff is the best glass cleaner and also great for using to get water spots off of bare aluminum or chrome etc.

And since I'm on this subject try a sample of the last touch $8.49 smells like coconut tanning lotion that women wears and talk about leaving a nice glossy smooth fell! you mix 1:1 and can actually get 2 gals. when you buy it buy the gallon. also great for using as clay lub for it's lubricity or use it stright as a spray detailer.

And the body solvent for removing oil-grease or whatever get's on you paints surface, you just spray on spot and let saturate for 45 sec or longer for tougher spots and then wipe away and no need to rewash like after when you use a degreaser. Smell great also like a cotton candy or something simular!

You can't go wrong from ordering from ADS, great standard shipping prices and any order over $150.00 he throws in a free meguiars bag (nice to carry your products around with you in your car for the cruise-ins-shows or whatever. And specials every week.

Anyway get a couple of these samples you be glad you did and saveing alittle green is something we all like!
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the old used car lot trick

Post by csf64ss on November 25th 2011, 8:16 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:they sprayed it over everything under the hood. Not sure what they used to spray it with. The compartment looked like one in a brand new car.

the stuff they sprayed was called "buffer-coat"..................dont know if its still around..probly a dupont or 3m product
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