cleaning the intake manifold and aluminum engine parts
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This is a discussion on cleaning the intake manifold and aluminum engine parts within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; after rinsing off your engine bay a few times it seems like a sort of corrosion forms on your intake ...

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    cleaning the intake manifold and aluminum engine parts

    after rinsing off your engine bay a few times it seems like a sort of corrosion forms on your intake manifold and any other aluminum or metal parts under the hood. you can scrape it off with your finger nail a little bit so it looks like it is able to be removed, i was wonderin if anyone has attempted to remove this sh*t anyhow? maybe with a steel wool or toothbrush? let me know if anyone has any ideas

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    It sounds like you're describing aluminium oxide. If so, you want it there -- and whether you do or not, it'll be there as long as the motor is exposed to the atmosphere.
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    Well shy of removing said components sanding off the oxide and painting them good luck.
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    Unless you go with chrome or polished stainless replacement parts, you don't want to clean anything off there that won't come off with some water, simple green, and a stiff nylon brush. You could polish the whole thing but you'll still end up with the oxidation if you don't clearcoat it.

    I think painting/powdercoating is your best bet for a low maintenance clean look. Another option is to get carbon fiber dressup pieces that cover up the kinda nasty parts so they're not in plain sight.

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