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    Enthusiast Viper Red's Avatar
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    Seriously my Gen1 engine bay needs to sparkle

    Any hope for that to happen?

    What parts do I need to insulate and protect if I were to spray the damn thing?
    And what do you guys recommend to get most of the bay components to shine and look new?

    Thanks
    1993 Dodge Viper RT/10
    Viper Red, 6200 miles

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    Enthusiast Lemay88's Avatar
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    When I did my engine bay detailing I didn’t do the full wash.
    My Viper is a daily driver so detailing was done accordingly.
    Intake rails, valve covers letters, a/c dryer tank and front brace can be polished (chrome like) by hand with regular polishing compound.
    Everything else was cleaned up with regular degreaser and some elbow grease. After that I use any plastic dressing.
    Now, a couple of time a summer, I just wipe everything with a detailer damped rag.
    Re-polish the chrome once or twice a summer and voila...
    Does the job for me.
    By the way, car has 92000km and is not driven in rain

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    Looks Awesome.

    You can also do this too

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    Enthusiast Lemay88's Avatar
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    Wow...looking good fatboy..

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    Beautiful!
    1995 Black RT/10. K&N filters, Cat delete w/Thrush bullet mufflers. LED headlights low/high and fogs.

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    Thank you

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    Wish my engine bay looked that good.
    2013 Viper GTS Blue (no stripes!) with Sepia interior- only 4 made! WannaGOfast 1/2 MILE BEST OF 157.89 mph @ 600WHP
    2005 SRT10 Ram- lowered, T56 conversion, B&B longtubes, many other upgrades (my daily)
    1969 Mustang Fastback- 1973 Lincoln Mark IV- 1999 Avenger 3.8L - 2005 Mustang GT

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    Enthusiast mackzilla's Avatar
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    I use Chemical Guys Barebones on anything black. It smells like grapes too so that's a two-fer.

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    Enthusiast Viper Red's Avatar
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    Amazing guys. Thank You!
    1993 Dodge Viper RT/10
    Viper Red, 6200 miles

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    20190216_120924.jpg20190216_120910.jpgJust chiming in... I use a product on my 2013 Harley Street Glide called S100 engine brightener... I was amazed when I first used it on my Harley engine as it made the texture black look brand new and doesn't effect the chrome at all... when I got my viper home after purchaseI was pretty bummed at how dirty it was and frankly being a desert har the engine looked pretty bad and remembered the S100 and used it after a light spray down with water and let it dry the S100 made it look fantastic and I sprayed it over everthing... no smoke or oder after the first ride either and it lasts a very long time, haven't done my harley in 3-4 months and still looks like a new engine
    Last edited by Robertk; 02-26-2019 at 06:10 PM.

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    Enthusiast Junkman2008's Avatar
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    I did a video on engine cleaning.

    "Marines - Making the other guy die for his country for over 200 years."


 

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