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a_j_mair
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13th Feb 06 at 20:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have no splash guards in my car just now and my engine is filthy, should get new ones fitted this week, then i can give it a clean. what is the best way to tidy up wires etc around battery and header tank as it looks very messy.

show us pics of yours to give me some inspiration and ideas
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classic
a_j_mair
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13th Feb 06 at 20:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes mine looks similar to that just now
have moved the wire goin over the top of cam cover down to chasis leg tho

around the battery negative terminal i have like a million wires well probably 8 or 9
mark_gsi
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you can get special engine cleanin stuff cant you that you just put no then was off i have got this greeen stuff i got from work its a stuff that cleans oils etc up its great for my engine bay brings it up a treat just spray it on then wash it of dont even have to use a cloth onit
a_j_mair
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13th Feb 06 at 20:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have some gunk wich is good for the block etc, got some rubber care atuff i may use on hoses or may get new ones depending oncondition

it is mainly passenger side that is a mess!!
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a_j_mair
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13th Feb 06 at 20:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

might buy some new jubilee clips and clips for rad hose etc has that head been painted?
Dave A
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13th Feb 06 at 20:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yep.
timrud_
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13th Feb 06 at 20:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take all the bits of youwant cleaning and find somebody with a shotblaster. Well for the metal bits anyway. All the other stuff should be easy to clean!
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13th Feb 06 at 20:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not a corsa but I cleaned mine recently with gunk and some autoglym stuff ... removed some bits to reach uber-dirty areas

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i havnt got a good pic of my engine bay but me and the old man just got as much cleaned up as possible, cable tie or wrap all wires in bunches with black insulation tape etc, get back to black, autoglym vinyl rubber care etc on all the pipes etc, paint the engine cover, and clean up the dipstick etc, my old man played a blinder with these use some swarfeger(sp) and a toothbrush!

other that that which is cheap etc, you can get chrome bolts latches etc!
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13th Feb 06 at 22:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Here is mine:

burgess
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nice chumbly just bought another inlet for g/f corsa and want it chroming how much did yours cost to chrome mate?


heres a pic of hers



and mine



A engine bay takes me about 10mins to look like this
remove items that dont like water then spray some traffic film remover everywhere
then attack with a steam cleaner and spray some auto glym rubber cleaner on it
job done!

mav
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13th Feb 06 at 22:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



big ass cover
mav
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a_j_mair
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i seem to have lots of hoses and wires between the header tank and inlet i need to try and move/hide/tidy up andl ots of cables from battery. Has anyone moved the cables at battery hidden them tidyed them up, pics
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Rob B
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14th Feb 06 at 00:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hmm i dont seem to have to many wires.

Jas
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14th Feb 06 at 00:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how hard it is to polish the rocker cover up?

CorsAsh
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14th Feb 06 at 00:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Friends golf:



sheathed cables inside silicone hoses etc, cleaned all round, won some concourse trophies with it in the past too.

[Edited on 14-02-2006 by CorsAsh]
Rob B
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14th Feb 06 at 00:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats nice Ash.

Jason quite hard best getting it done professionally mine isnt polished much i just got off the main dirt etc..
CorsAsh
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Thats how it used to be Rob, then he smoked a lot of weed and painted ganja leaves all over it.
Rob B
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14th Feb 06 at 00:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are you being serious, You can NOT be serious !!!
Jas
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14th Feb 06 at 00:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah but if i just wanted to get rid of all the oil and make it actually look silver lol..
Nath
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quote:
Originally posted by CorsAsh
Friends golf:



sheathed cables inside silicone hoses etc, cleaned all round, won some concourse trophies with it in the past too.

[Edited on 14-02-2006 by CorsAsh]


That is lovely!

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