When it comes to auto detailing, many people only consider the cleaning and detailing of the interior and exterior of their car. While the interior and exterior are probably the most commonly seen parts of your car, full auto detailing also entails the cleaning and detailing of your engine. Engine detailing is one of the most difficult type of detailing there is and many people are afraid to pop up the hood and start cleaning their engine. In this article, we’re going to give you a short guide on engine detailing.
Rest your car.
The first step to engine detailing is allowing your engine to rest and cool down so that nothing is warm. Not only is working with a hot engine dangerous, but using cool water on a hot engine may cause warping and other damage to the engine parts. You may want to detail your engine first thing in the morning after resting your car overnight.
Cover up the sensitive parts.
Next step is to cover up the parts of your engine that may be damaged by the detailing products. Some of the important parts that you should cover up include your air filter, air intake, alternator, the battery, and other areas where liquid may cause damage.
Pick up a good engine degreaser. This product will remove the waxy buildup of grease and oil on your engine. Once you have thoroughly cleaned your engine with the degreaser, wash it off with water and wipe it down.
Get down to business.
Once you have given your engine a degreasing and a rinse, the next step is to really get to detailing it. Dip your detailing brush or mitt into a bucket of soapy water and start giving your engine a thoroughly cleaning. Make sure to go over all the nooks and crannies. Rinse off your car again, then dry it with the use of a blower and some microfiber towels. Finally, protect the finish of your engine with the proper protectant.