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trog2233
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trog2233 Feb 5, 8:55pm - #97928 

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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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VSGTS14 Feb 5, 8:56pm - #97929 

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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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BakerGT Feb 5, 9:02pm - #97930 

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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
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RicePowered Feb 5, 9:05pm - #97931 
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:idunnosand blast it ...
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trog2233 Feb 5, 9:06pm - #97932 

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i dont' wanna paint it...i just want it clean...i tried Simple Green...it didn't do anything confused
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VSGTS14 Feb 5, 9:10pm - #97933 

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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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trog2233 Feb 5, 9:11pm - #97934 

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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
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VSGTS14 Feb 5, 9:16pm - #97935 

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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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trog2233 Feb 5, 9:18pm - #97936 

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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
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OOSilver_S Feb 5, 9:22pm - #97937 

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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
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RicePowered Feb 5, 9:23pm - #97938 
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Angle Grinder ... that'll take it right off grin
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trog2233 Feb 5, 9:23pm - #97939 

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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
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Virgilson Feb 5, 10:07pm - #97940 

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Try some 409 grease remover...
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CeLlYgT04 Feb 5, 10:35pm - #97941 

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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
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element_celica Feb 6, 5:36am - #97942 

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steam clean it.

rip celi...
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DaBigTickett Feb 6, 7:05pm - #97943 

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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.
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trog2233 Feb 6, 7:05pm - #97944 

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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
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DaBigTickett Feb 6, 7:11pm - #97945 

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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
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GTSHYPR Feb 6, 7:13pm - #97946 
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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.
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trog2233 Feb 6, 7:15pm - #97947 

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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
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DaBigTickett Feb 6, 7:21pm - #97948 

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lol let us know how it turns out.
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GTSHYPR Feb 6, 7:56pm - #97949 
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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.
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VSGTS14 Feb 6, 8:34pm - #97950 

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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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LiLTiggerGa Feb 7, 2:59am - #97951 

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i just use engine degreaser and a pressure washer..then everything is sparkling

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Elec-FuYu Feb 7, 3:11am - #97952 
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power wash with a deadly chemical should do tongue

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TRDan Feb 7, 3:16am - #97953 

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i would use the stuff that you clean your rims to clean that.
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celicaboy Feb 7, 4:11am - #97954 

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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
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ted18852103 Feb 9, 6:33am - #97955 
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i used degresser and a small scratcher verry high grit

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