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Cleaning this? #97928 Feb 5, 12:55pm Feb 5, 12:55pm
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Cleaning this?
Ok on the GT...any suggestions on how to get the valve cover to look like this? what products clean this well?

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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97929 Feb 5, 12:56pm Feb 5, 12:56pm
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I'm wondering the same...

when i got my celica, there is crap on top of mine that won't come off no matter what...i have no idea what to do. confused


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97930 Feb 5, 1:02pm Feb 5, 1:02pm
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How about painting it silver...or red or something??? check out this how to here

Hope that helps... if you dont want to paint it i know they make a lot of engine cleaners ...or try to steam clean it (w/ one of those infomerical steam cleaners)...i used one on my brothers older car..and it took off a lot of junk we couldnt scrub off thumbsup

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97931 Feb 5, 1:05pm Feb 5, 1:05pm
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:idunnosand blast it ...

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97932 Feb 5, 1:06pm Feb 5, 1:06pm
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i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97933 Feb 5, 1:10pm Feb 5, 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: VSGTS14] #97934 Feb 5, 1:11pm Feb 5, 1:11pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


I'll have to take a pic of mine...its from the factory too thumbsdown

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97935 Feb 5, 1:16pm Feb 5, 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


I'll have to take a pic of mine...its from the factory too thumbsdown


I would, but my celica left. grin
take a pic of yours.


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: VSGTS14] #97936 Feb 5, 1:18pm Feb 5, 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


I'll have to take a pic of mine...its from the factory too thumbsdown


I would, but my celica left. grin
take a pic of yours.


My celica is 2 hours away HAHAHA i can't right now grin

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: VSGTS14] #97937 Feb 5, 1:22pm Feb 5, 1:22pm
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I tried all kinds of degreasers and nothing worked, but mothers mag and aluminum polish took nearly all of the black residue off mine plus left it nice and polished. took several tries to get it all off though

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97938 Feb 5, 1:23pm Feb 5, 1:23pm
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Angle Grinder ... that'll take it right off grin

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: RicePowered] #97939 Feb 5, 1:23pm Feb 5, 1:23pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Angle Grinder ... that'll take it right off grin


HAHAH yea and the top of my engine too HAHAA

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97940 Feb 5, 2:07pm Feb 5, 2:07pm
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Try some 409 grease remover...

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: VSGTS14] #97941 Feb 5, 2:35pm Feb 5, 2:35pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


I'll have to take a pic of mine...its from the factory too thumbsdown


I would, but my celica left. grin
take a pic of yours.


I know you don't drive it in the winter, but where is it now confused...What DO you drive in the winter? grin

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #97942 Feb 5, 9:36pm Feb 5, 9:36pm
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steam clean it.


rip celi...
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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: element_celica] #97943 Feb 6, 11:05am Feb 6, 11:05am
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Originally Posted by element_celica
steam clean it.

Yeah, whens the last time you cleaned it? that has to do a lot with how well you can clean it now.

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: DaBigTickett] #97944 Feb 6, 11:05am Feb 6, 11:05am
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Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
Originally Posted by element_celica
steam clean it.

Yeah, whens the last time you cleaned it? that has to do a lot with how well you can clean it now.


I've never cleaned it...its been under that plastic piece but i wanna take that off so thats why i wanna clean it thumbsup

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97945 Feb 6, 11:11am Feb 6, 11:11am
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o i c, try some professional place or a steam cleaner, those work very well and i think you can buy something like that either at a Target or better a Wal-Mart, and im sure youd know how to do it already. Good luck though. thumbsup

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97946 Feb 6, 11:13am Feb 6, 11:13am
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Nate you can try GOJO. It has those sand particles in it.
Plus it will smell like oranges. grin


I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
Re: Cleaning this? [Re: GTSHYPR] #97947 Feb 6, 11:15am Feb 6, 11:15am
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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Nate you can try GOJO. It has those sand particles in it.
Plus it will smell like oranges. grin


HAHAHHHAA what? i hope ur kidding... Hand cleaner to clean metal ...AHHH no wtf

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97948 Feb 6, 11:21am Feb 6, 11:21am
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lol let us know how it turns out.

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97949 Feb 6, 11:56am Feb 6, 11:56am
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rofl You never know it could work. rofl


I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
Re: Cleaning this? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #97950 Feb 6, 12:34pm Feb 6, 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
[quote=trog2233]i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused


i tried spray nine on mine with a scrub bush...

mine just has some kind of hardened gook on it...something from the factory.


I'll have to take a pic of mine...its from the factory too thumbsdown


I would, but my celica left. grin
take a pic of yours.


I know you don't drive it in the winter, but where is it now confused...What DO you drive in the winter? grin [/quote]

my celica went to the bodyshop
i don't drive anything right now in the winter, since i only have my permit...get license in 4 days...

but when i do drive in the winter, i think i'll be driving a tundra thumbsup


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: VSGTS14] #97951 Feb 6, 6:59pm Feb 6, 6:59pm
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i just use engine degreaser and a pressure washer..then everything is sparkling


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97952 Feb 6, 7:11pm Feb 6, 7:11pm
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power wash with a deadly chemical should do tongue


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Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97953 Feb 6, 7:16pm Feb 6, 7:16pm
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i would use the stuff that you clean your rims to clean that.

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: TRDan] #97954 Feb 6, 8:11pm Feb 6, 8:11pm
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could you paint your engine plastics yourself if you wanted to by sanding them down and using a few coats of automotive paint a clear coat or could you use engine paint

Re: Cleaning this? [Re: trog2233] #97955 Feb 8, 10:33pm Feb 8, 10:33pm
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i used degresser and a small scratcher verry high grit


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