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Fidos Raider

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A good machine cleaner
« on: 08:16, Sat 18 February 2012 »
As per title will be takeing the engine out the 5 soon and just wondering what a good machine cleaner would be. I have the autoglym one but just wondering if there is a better one than that.

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #1 on: 08:57, Sat 18 February 2012 »
I assume you mean to clean inside the bay once the engine is out ??

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #2 on: 09:28, Sat 18 February 2012 »
Yeah the bay. Also engine, hoses, I'll use metal polish for the oil cooler and ic.
I just want a good cleaner if autoglym ant the best one

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #3 on: 21:12, Sat 18 February 2012 »
Off the shelf, the Auto Glym stuff is pretty good. The Astonish stuff from pound shops is up to the job too.
I use Daisy all purpose cleaner from Tesco as well, dilute it down 4:1 with water and it's good for engine bays and door shuts. 10:1 for interior bits.
Spray it on, agitate with a brush and rinse off  :D

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #4 on: 21:30, Sat 18 February 2012 »
Yeah think it will be autoglym then cover it all in vinyl and rubber care.
Cheers for the advice. I looked on eBay and just got carried away lol

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #5 on: 22:33, Sat 18 February 2012 »
Quote from: "scratcher"
Off the shelf, the Auto Glym stuff is pretty good. The Astonish stuff from pound shops is up to the job too.
I use Daisy all purpose cleaner from Tesco as well, dilute it down 4:1 with water and it's good for engine bays and door shuts. 10:1 for interior bits.
Spray it on, agitate with a brush and rinse off  :D

I use 'Stardrops APC', mixed as above.

A can of standard thinners should shift anything really stubborn, not sure how it would react with paintwork (probably not very well), works great for cleaning oily handprints off any jobs at work.  :lol:

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Re: A good machine cleaner
« Reply #6 on: 18:06, Sun 19 February 2012 »
For door shuts, engine bays, engines, alloys etc use TFR (traffic film remover) Best to buy from a body shop supplies place as some can be crap. I normally buy 25 litres (26) which dilutes to 100 litres!! and use a 5 litre garden pump sprayer. It can be used neat but can sometimes fade paint.