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05-05-2013 09:15 AM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Ebxgsxr View Post
when i worked in a shop, we used Gunk all the time. when we had a car that we had to add UV dye to find an oil leak, we used gunk to clean everything off & it worked great. but those were cars/trucks that had fluids all over it like oil. not sure how well it will do against mud. i bought a can & i'm going to try it on my TJ. just haven't gotten around to it yet.
My problem isn't mud, its lack of cleaning from the PO
05-05-2013 08:49 AM
Ebxgsxr when i worked in a shop, we used Gunk all the time. when we had a car that we had to add UV dye to find an oil leak, we used gunk to clean everything off & it worked great. but those were cars/trucks that had fluids all over it like oil. not sure how well it will do against mud. i bought a can & i'm going to try it on my TJ. just haven't gotten around to it yet.
05-04-2013 11:29 PM
tangofox007
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Originally Posted by Tyler237 View Post
How do you know if your simply green is full strength?
Usually, it will be full strength if you don't dilute it. If you did dilute it, presumably you would know that. It's that simple.
05-04-2013 11:05 PM
Johnnybonkel
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Originally Posted by Jim Morrison View Post
I would NOT USE gunk. Harsh. Use Formula 409 instead. Works great and is mild. Use on a barely mildly warm engine that is off.

Otherwise, look for a simple degreaser that is VOC compliant-good for the environment.

Lightly wet the engine, spray degreaser, close the hood and let sit for about 10 minutes. Reapply degreaser. Let sit for 5 minutes. Wash down.

To make the engine look really new, spray a water based dressing on the engine, close the hood and let it sit for another 15 minutes. After that, wipe up excess. It'll look purty.

These are the two products I use:

Select Exterior Interior Cleaner / Degreaser | Car Brite

Select All Purpose Dressing | Car Brite
Gunk harsh.reLly how do you know?
05-04-2013 10:58 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn The bottle I bought years ago says concentrate on the front and there's dilute instructions on the back. I think they only sell it in concentrated form anyway but if they do sell it diluted you'd be getting ripped off unless it's a lot cheaper.
05-04-2013 08:40 PM
Tyler237
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Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post

It can be corrosive if you let it sit on aluminum and don't hose it off for awhile. The 4.0 has an iron block and head so it's not a big deal but I still hose it off after a few minutes.

I clean with full strength simple green and a dish washing brush meant for cups...it works good for tight spaces.
How do you know if your simply green is full strength?
05-04-2013 08:00 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
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Originally Posted by 98 tj sport View Post
Really? Anyone else here had issues with the original formula, cuz that's what I bought, I haven't used it yet, but idk were to get the aircraft formula
It can be corrosive if you let it sit on aluminum and don't hose it off for awhile. The 4.0 has an iron block and head so it's not a big deal but I still hose it off after a few minutes.

I clean with full strength simple green and a dish washing brush meant for cups...it works good for tight spaces.
05-04-2013 07:25 PM
Tyler237 I wonder if krud cutter would work?
05-04-2013 06:54 PM
Gold Miner Tyler,
I forgot to mention....
I used "PPC Crud Remover" on the inside of my hood and then engine bay until I ran out (then switched to Pine Sol). It's strong but had no negative effects on paint, plastic or rubber. I'm going to get another bottle. I think I picked it up at my local CarQuest.
Here's a link: Crud Remover
05-04-2013 06:40 PM
Jim Morrison I would NOT USE gunk. Harsh. Use Formula 409 instead. Works great and is mild. Use on a barely mildly warm engine that is off.

Otherwise, look for a simple degreaser that is VOC compliant-good for the environment.

Lightly wet the engine, spray degreaser, close the hood and let sit for about 10 minutes. Reapply degreaser. Let sit for 5 minutes. Wash down.

To make the engine look really new, spray a water based dressing on the engine, close the hood and let it sit for another 15 minutes. After that, wipe up excess. It'll look purty.

These are the two products I use:

Select Exterior Interior Cleaner / Degreaser | Car Brite

Select All Purpose Dressing | Car Brite
05-04-2013 05:24 PM
Tyler237 Yeah which drubbing bubbles did you use because the scrubbing bubbles that I used did work at all
05-04-2013 04:53 PM
Philmycrackin when you hose down the engine, should the engine be running or not?
05-04-2013 02:58 PM
98 tj sport
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
I just tried the scrubbin bubbles, it worked like a champ. Made all plastic and rubber look new and took the stains off inside of hood
What kind of scrubbing bubbles, they make a couple different kinds?
05-04-2013 02:22 PM
MLaborde
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Originally Posted by PiePuncher View Post
I just tried the scrubbin bubbles, it worked like a champ. Made all plastic and rubber look new and took the stains off inside of hood
Nice. I'll try that next time.
05-04-2013 02:07 PM
PiePuncher I just tried the scrubbin bubbles, it worked like a champ. Made all plastic and rubber look new and took the stains off inside of hood
05-04-2013 01:26 PM
MLaborde
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Originally Posted by 98 tj sport View Post

Really? Anyone else here had issues with the original formula, cuz that's what I bought, I haven't used it yet, but idk were to get the aircraft formula
Its never given me problems but I don't use it weekly or even monthly. I can't imagine you having problems using it occasionally. I wouldn't worry.
05-04-2013 01:09 PM
98 tj sport
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Originally Posted by tangofox007 View Post

Simple Green (original formula) can be bad juju for aluminum and magnesium parts. I would recommend getting the aircraft formula.
Really? Anyone else here had issues with the original formula, cuz that's what I bought, I haven't used it yet, but idk were to get the aircraft formula
05-04-2013 12:35 PM
tangofox007
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Originally Posted by larjeep View Post
Simple green
Simple Green (original formula) can be bad juju for aluminum and magnesium parts. I would recommend getting the aircraft formula.
05-04-2013 11:37 AM
pineda22 i dont know if this is a viable option for you but i just go to the the nearest professional semi wash and buy a gal or two of there "citrus acid" its incredable stuff i just cover the alt air cleaner and top of my batt and dump it on...soak for 5min...rinse off ive used it several times no damage to anything yet makes all the aluminum look brand new also!
05-04-2013 10:38 AM
MLaborde wet the engine then warm it up. Not hot, just good & warm. Soak it in full strength Simple Green, scrub any heavy oil areas you might have & respray then close the hood. Come back in 30 minutes & rinse well.

Take a can of F21 tire cleaner & spray all in the engine compartment (except alternator & sensitive electrical components). Spray from all angles. Spray all plastic & painted areas - everything.

Close the hood & wait 20 minutes. When you come back you will be shocked. The F21 isn't really very oily so it doesn't pick up dust & hold it like some cleaners will. Don't get me wrong, it is a little slick but just not greasy.

Post pics.
05-04-2013 07:14 AM
98 tj sport Question for those of u that said u use simple green, did u dilute it any or use it full strength, and also did u wet the engine first or spray it on the engine dry
05-03-2013 10:28 PM
Tyler237 Well hopefully it works I don't wanna waste more money on shit haha, but thanks man for the input
05-03-2013 10:21 PM
Johnnybonkel
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Originally Posted by Tyler237 View Post
Yeah that grunk stuff is all over the auto zones and orileys here, I called napa and they don't cd2 they could have it in like a month or two they told me
Gunk i believe is from the UK...its been around for years...it works!
05-03-2013 08:33 PM
Tyler237 Yeah that grunk stuff is all over the auto zones and orileys here, I called napa and they don't cd2 they could have it in like a month or two they told me
05-03-2013 07:14 PM
RevCo666 I have a product called Gunk: Engine Shine (cleaner & Detailer) that I used to clean up my old pick up before selling it. Seemed to have worked well, anyone have some feedback on this product before I try it again, but this time on my jeep...??
05-03-2013 07:07 PM
Tyler237 So it turns out cd2 got bought out by turtle wax
05-03-2013 03:21 PM
Austin14 Just use some degreaser. Spray alot on and let it sit a minute. If it doesn't come off do it again but scrub everything
05-03-2013 03:16 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by Tyler237 View Post
So that stubbing bubble stuff didn't really work, so imma use simple green and a brush.
Really? I wish i had before and after pics. My engine bay was literally brown for the past 6 months, sprayed scrubbing bubbles on it until it turns white. then washed it with a hose. then wipe dry. Literally looks brand new. Did you get the right bathroom cleaner spray?
05-02-2013 07:49 PM
Tyler237 So that stubbing bubble stuff didn't really work, so imma use simple green and a brush.
05-01-2013 11:08 PM
SSGBulldawg i used i think its called purple power? it did a decent job at getting the grease and oil off. but nothing for the dirt. im going to use simple green next time, i used to use that on my chevy before i sold it and it did wonders.
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