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Engine Cover Logo Fading Out

09-08-2004, 10:32 AM
I was trying to get rid of some grease from the engine cover during the long weekend. I didn't know what to use so I just used some dish detergent. It worked a little though not very efficient. I think I rubbed it too hard the painted part, ie, the "----BMW---" logo on the engine cover seemed to fade a little. So I stopped rubbing immediataly.

What should I use to clean the grease without fading the logo? Any tips?


09-08-2004, 11:30 AM
P21S Total Auto Wash, 303 Aerospace Cleaner, Griot's Engine Cleaner...

09-08-2004, 08:53 PM
P21S Total Auto Wash, 303 Aerospace Cleaner, Griot's Engine Cleaner...

Thanks. The Griot engine cleaner instruction says hose it off after spray. Is there any area under the hood I should avoid water getting into it? Or I can use my garden hose to randomly apply water to rinse the cleaner out?

Thanks again.

09-08-2004, 09:40 PM
When I last cleaned a engine I covered the alternator and airbox, but I was careful and did not really over soak the engine. If you are doing a good job of soaking or spraying the engine look here for the a full explanation and pictures on what to cover before spraying with water.


Here is a good article on engine cleaning.


here is another really long thread with A LOT of stupid crap to read through, but has a couple of good pictures and one or two posts with good advice.