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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 09-18-2001 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey All,

Dad and I are trying to make the car look new again and I had a few questions regarding engine detailing.

What do you guys use to clean the 30 year old dirt and gunk off of the motor and engine compartment?

Also, where can I find "satin black" paint (non spray)? We're just planning on detailing the paint since most of the compartment paint is in good condition.

So far the engine compartment looks pretty clean, but we were trying to achieve that show quality finish, so any help you guys could offer would be appreciated. Any tips or maybe websites that discuss it.

Thanks again guys.

Regards,

Erik

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
Registered: May 99

posted 09-19-2001 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Gunk" works pretty well, so does dishwashing liquid.

Most semi gloss black works well, Rustoleum is good. You can buy it by the can and thin it.

I think Gary mentioned a while ago that Polane {was it by Sherwin Williams?} was bullitproof.

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 09-19-2001 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rustoleum #777 Satin Black is very close to original.

Mike

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AKBOSSMAN
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From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-19-2001 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Liberal amounts of Elbow Greese

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