When it comes to cleaning your engine bay, it’s important to take care and to use the correct products in the correct way. Engine bays come in all shapes, sizes and layouts so it’s important to know your bay and where to mask up. We used an Aston Martin DB11 V8 for this clean because the engine bay has a lot of areas where grime builds up.
Although it may look like a big task, it’s no harder than detailing the rest of your car. A little attention to detail can go a long way and all engine bays should look as good as the exterior. A lot of people seem to be worried or scared to detail their engine bays in fear of damaging or breaking something, but modern cars generally have very good water protection.
With the right care and procedure, you won't harm your pride and joy.
Before you begin, make sure the engine isn’t hot to the touch. It's dangerous for you and the health of your car. We recommend a slightly warm engine as it helps to shift the more concentrated dirt build up quicker, so simply start and warm your car up for 1-2 minutes, then turn the car off and begin the detail.
It's always important to cover up anything where contact with water is to be avoided; areas such as air intakes, alternator, coil packs, Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) and any other electrics should all be masked up. The best thing for this is cover with a plastic bag, and finish with masking tape or an elastic band. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.