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Hi guys, I finally painetd my rocker cover blue and it turned out nice.

what do you think? did i do a good job? any more ideas? Im gonna get those silver dressings that goes around the hoses with blue caps on them to make the engine look better, soon I have to get an oil catch tank as well...here are some pics...




 

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turned out great :D
and nice little detail with the ebay oil cap :lol: ;)
 

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Looks good :D
 

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hehe a very nice improvement. i've gotta give my engine bay a lotta lovin as soon as my new motor goes in, cos i got a show n shine comin up early december :jump:
 

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lool, thanks..well the hardest part was sounding the cover and cleaning it, but i am happy that it turned out nice...

I am just gonna paint that "12 valve" just the top of it red and the mazda badge probably white....will post pictures again as soon as I do that...
 

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If you want the engine bay to stand out even more, then drown it with "WD 40".

All the oxidised alloy bits etc will shine again.

PS, it will smell until its burnt off the exhaust manifolds.

Here are my results from last Saturday.

 

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is it safe to spray wd40 all over the engine to get it clean again?
what parts need to be covered etc?

do you wipe it off with a cloth?
 

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Drown it all. The worst it can do is stop the connectors and car rusting.

WD is not just for using on a wet dissy. It has a wide variety of uses, so the engine bay is fine.

For the turbo ppl. Dont get too much on your TB Boot. It may make it pop off easier.
 

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cheers...
ive been using alittle bit of degreaser around the built up grim areas...

ill do teh wd40 around the dirty areas to get them clean again

karma given
 

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damn, that looks nice and shiny....well I will do that but the question is do I nedd totake the cover out again? cause i installed new gasket for it, or can I just spray it while its on the engine craig?

but yours look awesome mate, you are the man! I will definitely get the WD40.


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If you want the engine bay to stand out even more, then drown it with "WD 40".

All the oxidised alloy bits etc will shine again.

PS, it will smell until its burnt off the exhaust manifolds.

Here are my results from last Saturday.

 

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Just spray around it, no need to drown your new paint work.

If you want, i can post up a GD engine bay i did a few months ago. It was very shit looking before hand, as the radiator had leaked brown water all over the engine bay.
 

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thanks mate, yeah I know but thats the best I could do, considering all my mind was on the turbo and the costs so couldnt really think of anything else at the time, all i need to do is make it shinny, and add more dressing on the engine bay and stuff....

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looks very spiffy!!

tho there are other ways to finish it off nicer, i'll leave it to the experts :)
 

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well that would be great craig, so I spray around the engine or on the rocker cover as well?

will it do any damage to the paint at all?

karma given....great info craig, thanks mate


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Just spray around it, no need to drown your new paint work.

If you want, i can post up a GD engine bay i did a few months ago. It was very [shizzle] looking before hand, as the radiator had leaked brown water all over the engine bay.
 

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so the WD40 dissolves all the grime, then you spray more on to wash that off? Or do you drip water over it to wash it off
 

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How i got onto this.

The degreaser i use is caustic. So after cleaning the engine bay and rinsing it off. The degreaser left the alloy bits etc, chalky. So I the neutralised the caustic reaction with the WD.

If there is minmal grime, then the WD is enough on its own.

Here is the GD engine bay i did some time ago.

 

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BTW, i used a wire wheel and brushed up the heatsheild for the turbo.
 

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how should you apply degreaser around an engine?
what parts should you cover or not go near with a can of degreaser?
 

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That looks pretty shmick cam. Do you clean your engine bay with degreaser or whatever and rinse then apply wd40 everywhere and let it stand, or do you rinse a little of that off too?
 

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Degrease, then rinse.
Then when dry, oil up with WD40.
Then wipe off the excess with a rag if you want.

With the 2.2
Try not to get the leads and dissy too wet, as it will miss for while until it dries out.
But at the end of the day, its pretty hard to wash down the engine wishout getting it wet.
 
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