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Old 07-10-2012, 08:15 PM
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Talking Engine Detail progress pics (day 2 added!)

Pics too big to post.
Links with symbols: matching pics before and after

Day 1:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8007.jpg ~
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8009.jpg +
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8010.jpg *

Day2:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8029.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8026.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8026.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8025.jpg ~
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8021.jpg *
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8019.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8018.jpg +
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8016.jpg


Using:
Superclean degreaser to prep surfaces.
Mothers Back-to-Black for trim
Eagle 1 wadding polish. Best **** on earth!!!

In one pic you can see the black tar that is gunked up in the corners. Shock towers are COVERED. wadding polish seems to effortlessly pull the tar away<3
No water used, water wash will be when I have off ):
 

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:44 PM
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Cant wait to see the after pics. I did my father in laws truck and forgot to take before pics. It is a lot of work when it hasn't been kept up. Also I have some of that wadding polish. I used it on my rims, worked great.
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:05 AM
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Cant wait to see it all clean, ima do mine this weekend
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:00 AM
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Me two I want to see it done!!!
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:59 AM
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Going to do a water wash soon, Got most of the visible tar off. Those shock towers are beautiful!
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:57 AM
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Looking good so far. I've used bug and tar remover on parts of my Monte when I first bought it as the door jams where the hinges are were COVERED in black gunk (I thought it was dirt, but it was some type of grease).
 
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:58 PM
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Looking Good ..
 
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:39 AM
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Lookin' good Jennifer!

Just an FYI - The plastic strip at the base of the valve cover shown in this picture is what was removed in an engine fire recall because it would accumulate oil and drip it onto the exhaust manifold. You may want to consider removing it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...4/IMG_8018.jpg
 
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:57 AM
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I remember that recall. I never looked at what the replacement parts looked like. Wonder it it's any better then the mod I had to make when I switched to aluminum f-body valve covers...
 
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:34 PM
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so it took them that long to realize it causes fires? lol, both my 93 bonneville and regal had those wire holders. I hated them anyway, the wires never sit back the same way..
 

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