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Default Engine Bay Cleaning Alternative to Water

Large discussion about using free flowing water on an engine bay in the last thread so I figured I would share this from today: I detail cars for a living, and I usually maintain my engine bay with steam. It's a great alternative to free flowing water. Largely eliminates my use for a degreaser or brushes. Just steam the dirty area and wipe away. I coat the darker plastic stuff and hoses in stoner trim shine or use a water based dressing. Spray was on all the painted surfaces. While I initially cleaned my engine with free flowing water (it won't hurt anything and my engine was filthy when I got it), now I keep up with it every month or two with my steamer. While I do have a nicer steam cleaner, you can easily use one of the $40 Amazon steamers and get the same results. Photo attached.
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That's one clean engine bay!
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Any advice on what kind of steamer on Amazon, $40 to $80 that I could use on my engine?
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Any advice on what kind of steamer on Amazon, $40 to $80 that I could use on my engine?
I used a Bissell steam shot handheld steamer for the longest time professionally. You only get 15-20 minutes of steam on a full tank but that should be plenty. Good for use around the house too.
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Thank you. Just ordered one from Amazon last night. Something else too. Don't drink and shop. Bad Idea!

It turned out to be a set of LED lights.

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I don't see the issue here lol LEDs is the best thing I've done to mine yet!
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I'll post some pics when I use it. Just wasn't planning on buying the LED's that night.
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Large discussion about using free flowing water on an engine bay in the last thread so I figured I would share this from today: I detail cars for a living, and I usually maintain my engine bay with steam. It's a great alternative to free flowing water. Largely eliminates my use for a degreaser or brushes. Just steam the dirty area and wipe away. I coat the darker plastic stuff and hoses in stoner trim shine or use a water based dressing. Spray was on all the painted surfaces. While I initially cleaned my engine with free flowing water (it won't hurt anything and my engine was filthy when I got it), now I keep up with it every month or two with my steamer. While I do have a nicer steam cleaner, you can easily use one of the $40 Amazon steamers and get the same results. Photo attached.

Not tried steam cleaning, but I can see a project coming on....
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