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How To Cover Up Engine Components for Engine Detailing

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Did you recently pop open your hood and were disgusted at how bad it looked? Perhaps its been a while if not years since it's been properly cleaned.

The fact of the matter is, we don't tend to pay too much time on things we can't really see.

Sure we all want a clean and shiny paint but getting your engine bay detailed can be more affordable than you think.

Especially since more times than not the only reason we pop open our hoods is the do an oil change or if we think something is wrong.

In this blog we're going to show you how to safely and proper detail your engine bay without putting your daily driven vehicle at risk.

So you see all the dust, dirt and debris that's all over your cars engine bay and have decided its time to tackle the problem and clean up the mess.

You're moving a step in the right direction by reading this article. Even if you're afraid of directly spraying water into your engine bay this blog will help you out.

Is it safe to Spray water into my Cars Engine Bay?

Well, like most things, engine bays aren't created equally. It varies from vehicle, and the vehicles year.

In our 3 year detailing experience, we noticed vehicles later than 2004 usually have water sealed wiring. So the parts that should actually be covered will be minimal compared to older style cars.

To better understand and fully visualize what we mean, we have attached an image with different styles of engine bays.

How you should Cover your Engine Components

In order for you to keep your components safe and secure there is not true need for expensive tools or equipment.

You should consider using these to cover up your parts. Things like a shirt, towels or even a bag can help keep your engine safe from any water or chemicals being sprayed.

Now you might be wondering, if I use a towel or shirt wouldn't it still get wet? Well, yeah the shirt is definitely not going to stay completely dry but using it will minimize the amount of water from getting in.

My go-to is using a bag, for personal reasons but don't let this step get in the way of you moving forward in your detail process.

Pick one and use that to cover the cars alternator, any wiring and most importantly your battery.

Hopefully you took away some important tips from this article and clean off your engine bay effectively and safely.

If you want to learn about our engine bay detailing process click here

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