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Cant get GTS valve cover clean #79960 Jan 10, 11:32am Jan 10, 11:32am
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Cant get GTS valve cover clean
Does anyone know a good abrasive to clean the gts valve cover, mine has black stuff on it that won't come off with comet or any degreaser (tried a few different). cant really see that well in picture but its real obvious in person.

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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79961 Jan 10, 11:36am Jan 10, 11:36am
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Just be happy that your engine looks that clean!!!! thumbsup

Did you try simple green, or i know that this sounds stupid but that no touch tire foam cleaner stuff. It doesn wonders under the Hood!!!!

Good Luck and when your finished there how about cleaning mine for me??? thumbsup

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79962 Jan 10, 11:45am Jan 10, 11:45am
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there is a bit of some shit on mine and idk what it is and It also won't come off...it's like dried up gook and was on there when i got the car.


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79963 Jan 10, 1:54pm Jan 10, 1:54pm
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i used a clay that i brought from Taiwan to clean every kind of shsit in the engine bay...
the clay melts with water and become luiquid like,then i only need paper towel to clean the engine~

it even takes off the decoloration of a pot that's bening burnt... amazing~


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79964 Jan 10, 3:26pm Jan 10, 3:26pm
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would you consider painting it (same color) grin. I did and it turned out pretty good.

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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79965 Jan 10, 5:06pm Jan 10, 5:06pm
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If simple green won't do the job, try something that's more heavy duty (such as Engine brite, or an engine cleaning product called Steam, which kicks ass BTW)

if you are really having trouble try this:

Easy Off oven cleaner spray. spray it on the valve cover, try to keep it off the plastics, as they will get marks on them if it dries on the plastic and rubber bits.

run the motor, let it get to normal operating temperature. when it's there, let it idle for a minut or two. shut off the car, let the motor cool a little bit (about a minute or so will do) and hose it off. be sure to cover any Intakes, eletrical bits, ignition wires, etc, with plastic wrap too. this goes for all engine cleaning products.

Last ditch solution, if all else fails, buy some aluminum polish (you know, for rims and such, at an auto parts store) and polish the valve cover with it. that'll get it off for sure with some elbow grease.


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79966 Jan 10, 5:17pm Jan 10, 5:17pm
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you know wat would work: some good ole gasoline. that stuff gets anything off. but dont rub too much, only till it comes off, cause gas is pretty strong and all.


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79967 Jan 10, 5:43pm Jan 10, 5:43pm
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Dude I had the same problem. You should go to walmart or something and get a hand held steam cleaner. It basically shoots steam and can clean anything. I used that to get the nasty parts off of my valve cover. Good luck

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: eastsideyodi] #79968 Jan 10, 5:47pm Jan 10, 5:47pm
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Originally Posted by eastsideyodi
would you consider painting it (same color) grin. I did and it turned out pretty good.


Sorry to change the subject but take that Dragon Ball GT crap away, it shouldn't have the DB name

As far as the engine good luck bro thumbsup


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79969 Jan 11, 12:34am Jan 11, 12:34am
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dont be hatin on the dragon ball gt, you dont like it dont look at it.

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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79970 Jan 11, 12:40am Jan 11, 12:40am
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hey seriously, i had the same prob. i actually took a soft cloth an brake parts cleaner(cheap at wal mart) and just make sure not to get it on the plastics, spary it on the cloth works really well

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: eastsideyodi] #79971 Jan 11, 12:45am Jan 11, 12:45am
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i had the same problem, plus mine was really dirty bc i kept spilling oil on the cover. what i did was bought the engine cleaner from autozone, spray it on a cloth towel that that its damp but not soaked (note: only the size of a nickel or so, because if you put too much on, when you apply it to the cover it will soak all over the cover, and the products are very flamable). basically, what you will do is a "wax on wax off" movement. when you start wiping with the towel that has the engine cleaner on it it will start to instantly break up and then on your other hand with a dry cloth you wipe it off immediately. THEN AT THE END, VERY IMPORTANT, that you use a new cloth soaked with water, another one that is just damped on the other hand, and another dry clean cloth on the side. what you do is clean off all the parts that you used the engine cleaner on with the soaked one, then again with the damped one, and then dry off completely with the dry cloth. make sure you clean off with water because as i said earlier, IT IS FLAMABLE. this way sure beats spraying the whole engine with engine cleaner and then spraying it all down with water, because if you don't do it carefully you can ruined alternator and etc. with the water or you can have excess and BOOOOMMMMM!!!! CAR IS BURNED. hope this helps. latez

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79972 Jan 11, 12:53am Jan 11, 12:53am
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had the same problem, but went to the local hardware store and purchased something called never dull . it works very well thumbsup


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79973 Jan 11, 1:22am Jan 11, 1:22am
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what kind of spark plug cover is that?

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: AzNfLiP17oY] #79974 Jan 11, 12:31pm Jan 11, 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
what kind of spark plug cover is that?


Its Rod Millen Motorsports.

Thanks all, I'm gonna try the brake cleaner first since I already have some, if that don't work looks like I got plenty of other choices. thumbsup

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: Subarashi] #79975 Jan 11, 6:31pm Jan 11, 6:31pm
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simple green


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Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: OOSilver_S] #79976 Jan 11, 11:29pm Jan 11, 11:29pm
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where did you get it from and how much did you pay for that spark plug cover?

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: AzNfLiP17oY] #79977 Jan 12, 12:00am Jan 12, 12:00am
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forget cleaning, just spray paint it thumbsup

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: beans] #79978 Jan 12, 12:01am Jan 12, 12:01am
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Originally Posted by beans
forget cleaning, just spray paint it thumbsup

i dont think that would work

Re: Cant get GTS valve cover clean [Re: AzNfLiP17oY] #79979 Jan 12, 5:44pm Jan 12, 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
where did you get it from and how much did you pay for that spark plug cover?


I don't remember where I bought it from but I just did a google search and it was they only place I could find to buy it brand new. I paid about 60$ after shipping.

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