5 Stars By Boudin on 2016-10-10
Great results with proper application
I've used many products over the years as an engine dressing and I have to say this is one of my favorites when applied correctly. I think the directions on the can leave out some necessary steps to avoid dust/gunk build up from over application, and a proper looking clean and Satin look.
For engine dressings in the past I have used ; CDI Engine Detailer, Optimum Opti-bond gel applied with an air gun, Ultima Trim and tire shine, Chemical guys Barebones, Carpro Pearl, and I'm sure others I'm forgetting.
I first clean the engine bay, once it's cooled down, by spraying an all purpose degreaser ( Optimum Power Clean 3:1) all over and scrubbing any build up areas. Then rinse with the hose on the shower spray pattern, making sure not to directly spray into electrical connectors and components. Then I use a leaf blower to dry and blow all the water out the areas it pools up. With it still semi wet I lightly mist the entire bay with the can a out 2-3ft away. At this point it will look wet and greasy. Let that dwell for about 10 minutes then come back with a microfiber or paper towels and wipe the excess off . Really I wipe down everything that I can. This is key to avoid excess product that will attract and hold dust.
It will still be really wet looking at this point, but no pooling of the detailer should remain. After a few heat cycles it will even out and you will have a 'like new' Satin sheen on all plastics/covers and a slight gloss on metal parts. Looks like a cars engine bay with 0 miles on it when done this way. Not a slick, sloppy wet and greasy engine bay like you see on used car lots. Future cleanings area easy as it does seem to create a barrier for the dust/grime to slide right off.
I noticed on the ingredients it has D-Limonene, which is a citrus derived cleaner(among other uses) , and gives the detailer its scent, which I find to be the only con of the product. Think citrus mixed with motor oil as the scent to describe this product. However it does go away after a few drives. Will purchase again! See photo for my engine bay a week after application.
1 Stars By Panther City Rat Rods on 2017-07-18
Sprays heavy...a bit of a mess. Rename it SPRAY ADHESIVE!
I was a bit surprised by all the great reviews. It sprays on so heavy it makes a mess. The liquid is great, I just wish it sprayed finer. I'll be switching to something else. ** Updated review one month latger ** They should rename this SPRAY ADHESIVE!! I sprayed this all over my perfectly clean motor, new carb, AN stainless fittings, aluminum valve covers...and it's BAKED ON!!!! HOW DO I GET THIS OFF???? I had to used acetone to get it off the valve covers and air cleaner, but I can spray this all over the engine on my 71 Charger. Damn I'm MAD!!!
5 Stars By EDN on 2016-06-15
It tried this and it is equal or better. Used the Gunk name on their engine brite ...
I have used CD2 Engine Detailer for many years buying by the case. But they have discontinued it. It tried this and it is equal or better. Used the Gunk name on their engine brite for years to maintain a clean engine compartment for years but this is the final touch. After 3 months the engine still looks new.....A great product I also find it useful for the black trim as a restorer, but test it on a small area before proceeding. It works as good as some of the other trim restorers out there
5 Stars By Carl Shelton on 2018-01-16
very useful and auto dealerships around here buy all that is ...
very useful and auto dealerships around here buy all that is on the shelves at Walmart. Used to shine up their trade in vehicles.
5 Stars By Jeff Bergum on 2017-08-06
Great engine detailer
This always shines up the hoses in the engine and anything in the tire well area. Not for tires but the metal areas in the tire area shines great. Great product always works good.
5 Stars By ANGEL on 2017-03-10
Makes engine shine after a degreasing session works great at car shows
3 Stars By Bmacinsc on 2018-02-27
It does a good job but I'm not sure if it is good for the engine bay.
5 Stars By D. Merrill on 2017-08-14
Nice, clean & shiney
This product works well, just be sure to blow off the excess. I used a leaf blower and that worked well.
3 Stars By Maurice H. Price III on 2017-06-01
It does an okay job, I don't really like the smell
Really greasy and the smell lingers for a week. It does shine well but leaves things really greasy.
4 Stars By MadMax on 2015-10-04
Shine on .
Cleans up the engine compartment , but should last a little longer .