See that's what I was wondering. Sensitive areas.I used Simple Green and srayed it over most everything...let it set for five minutes and used pressure washer in and around the bay area... be careful with all the electrical connectors...You don't want to force water into sensitive areas...
After letting things dry real good...I use a poly protectant for the hoses and all the plastic parts...If not they will oxidize and fade...
See that's what I was wondering. Sensitive areas.
I want to use the pressure washer at the pay-n-spray. No?
Hahaha. Exactly! So my plan is to lightly soak the bay with soapy water. Let that sit and break up the mud, the lightly rinse it all off. Repeat if needed.Yeah...there is no problem using the pressure wand at any local car wash...
Be careful about the electronic sensitive boxes and connectors ...mostly on the right side. The FJ has well sealed boxes to protect the sensitive electronics...But if you sit there and blast the high pressure stream into the crevices of these areas...You will Fug Shiaat stuff up...Ask Me...I was stranded at the local car wash for several hours...Truck was Dead...until I dried things out :lol:
WOW, that's a work of art friend!I just used my power washer (1500 psi.) connected to my house filtered water and avoiding a direct hit on the alternator and fuse box/circuit breakers. I don't use any degreaser/cleaning solvent at all.
Then I used my leaf blower to dry and removed excess/trapped water.
I have to wait for a couple of hours before starting the engine.
Here is a picture of my 07 FJ engine bay;
This is great info. Saving this! Thanks MMechanix!Gunk has several good cleaners... I use either engine bright or the stronger Purple cleaner/degreaser or the Black magic 2 in 1. and use my powerwasher... Does a great job at keeping it looking new! Here is their site.
Degreasers and Cleaners
Black Magic Car Care Products - Black Magic 2-in-1 Engine Shine
If your looking to really make your rig shine and look show ready after a weekend of wheeling..
Power wash the entire rig, including the engine bay, suspension, frame and anywhere you can get to with the washer..... After it dries,, Spray not only the tires with Mequires TIre shin(Meguiar's Direct Hot Shine High Gloss Tire Coating), but entire wheel wells, frame rails, suspension, or entire driveline! You can use it on engine bay too! (Dont sray pullies or belts) dont worry wiping any off... just le it sit and dry for a hour or 2....You can spray it on all black trim.. It truely will make your rig look new.
Hell Yeah! Those are great pics!Here's a Before(2 days in the Mud)
And AFter several hours with a power washer and 5 cans of tire shine and 2 bottles of Purple cleaner degreaser from Gunk.
Sorry I dont have a before pic of the engine..... Didnt think to take one..:mecry: