Spent a couple of hours on the M today. The engine bay was really bugging me.
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Not bad for 130K but not great either.
I think I found the vaguely funky smell when first kicking the AC on. I am sure it needs a cabin filter but this probably isnt helping.
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Someone is missing a shoelace and a Little Ceasers wrapper etc.
Off came 90% of the plastic, I was too tired to deal with the rain tray piece.
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A bunch of vacuuming, scrubbing etc later...
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And some steel wool and Aerospace 303 later....
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Next up is a bunch of random maintenance items.
I didn't cover anything since I just used the hose and not the pressure washer. The plastics and rubber I scrubbed and then finished with Aerospace 303, which I am really coming to like. Im curious to see how it holds up and how it is with dust.
as a jeep owner, I should purchase stock in 303. I love the stuff, although I find it to be a touch too shiny on certain plastics. I think it holds up and protects very well and only wish it was a bit cheaper. A little goes a long way, but I have a loooong way to go on the JKU
The engine cleanup looks good. I tried 303 on my car, and it's not bad. Meguiar's Natural Shine seems to work a little better and has zero residue or dust accumulation. Just make sure you buff it off a bit after application.
I'm not sure if they're made of the same material, but if your dash ever 'sweats' in direct sunlight, I think I found a solution. I have no idea why it was doing this other than maybe a buildup of various dash protectants, so I tried some Zymol leather cleaner and then reapplied the Meguiar's. So far, so good.
wow amazing work... jealous of all you detailer types, where does one even get started with that? also, no steam cleaner under the hood? is it possible to speed that cleaning along using the steam cleaner?
wanna come to portland and clean up a w124
I do wonder how easy it'd be to retrofit ass vents from the M into my car. I really wish it had them. The switch size looks to be the same as my seat heater switches, and I could probably wire up some CPU cooling fans under the seats... hmmm. That might just be a bit too ghetto though, even for my car.
I've never steamed leather before, but the passenger seat base is a bit flat/rough looking. Would that help?
i looked up the one you posted earlier and it seems fair, looks like they get expensive pretty quick though...
i may have to hit you up for that later this summer, id really like to get more into this sort of stuff
The engine bay looks fantastic!
At least Griot's seemed to like it as they picked up my Instagram of our Memorial Day 930/Miata shenanigans
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