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    Engine Cleaning (hot tank)

    I'm interested in getting my block that i'm building to look pretty, how clean does hot tanking actually get the block and if anyone knows a good place and decent prices please let me know I already degreased and cleaned the hell out of it but it's just not looking shiny and clean enough for me.


    i want it to be like....brand new looking, is that possible?
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    its not going to get much cleaner that u have it now. if you really want it to look nice and shiney, paint it

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    clean and hand polish the outside daily
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    And once its in it doesnt stay clean long

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    I had my old ls/vtec block "sonic cleaned" it came out almost new

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    Well maybe put some metal polish cleaner on it, then clear coat, then whenever it gets dirty, just squirt some soapy water on it and sprayer down.

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    if it's that big of a deal, once you get it in, have it steam cleaned once in a while. must be for a show car...
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    lay off him dude he just wants to put a clean set up in his car and i dont blame him for wanting a clean engine bay.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SloCxHatch
    lay off him dude he just wants to put a clean set up in his car and i dont blame him for wanting a clean engine bay.....
    Why does everybody in the H/A-Tech forum have to be some sort of ass.... in one way or another. I'd like to heave a clean engine bay someday ... makes it alot easier to find things. I know some places that sleeve blocks , will polish yours for you , or paint it a certain color. Either way let us know on the outcome.

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    hey john, from where yo have it now, go tot an auto parts store and ask for "casters grey" it is a textured paint that gives a look of a factory aluminum or iron block but in a grey, not that ricey silver but a new looking grey color.

    i did this to my gsr block and it looed brand new. just take off all the accesory parts, i primed mine just to be on the safe side, painted the block, then painted all the accesories gloss black. looked perfect. just make sureit is free of grime and that its dry.

    sounds stupid but i used a wire tooth brush thingy to get all the crap off mine, theres nothing wrong with wanting your shit to look nice
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    clean it with simple green, pressure wash it, then some degreaser and a wire brush to get the rest... then finish it all of with a few cans of carb cleaner


    Or just spray'er down with aircraft remover, then pressure wash

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    lol its not for show but im crazy about having a clean car ...but i figured that since it was out and i was building it up, i might as well make it look sexy, the paint sound like a good idea i just want it to look like its new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneCivicSedan
    clean it with simple green, pressure wash it, then some degreaser and a wire brush to get the rest... then finish it all of with a few cans of carb cleaner


    Or just spray'er down with aircraft remover, then pressure wash

    that is what i did to get it to where it is at now but i used brake cleaner rather than carb cleaner.... same thing though
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneCivicSedan
    clean it with simple green, pressure wash it, then some degreaser and a wire brush to get the rest... then finish it all of with a few cans of carb cleaner


    Or just spray'er down with aircraft remover, then pressure wash
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    hope it comes together nice...good luck with the build...info on your future setup?

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