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    To get rid of years or grease and grime... Dont think i should use cillit bang. I know Gunt is good but would anyone reccommend just paying to get it steam cleaned or use a lowered pressured washer? I mean pressure wash evrything on helicopters....
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    Spray the engine bay with Autoglym engine cleaner leave for 5 mins or so them hose off just with a garden hose no need for a pressure washer. spray all black plastic with autoglym viynl and rubber care then close the bonnet job done

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    Keep well away from the alternator... I ruined mine on the Vec B (well, I assume I did, it failed about a week after my pressure-washer treatment!

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    You could wrap anything you dont want to cover in water with cling film first but ive never donr that or had any problems after

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    Jet washed mine a few times... I just keep away from any electrical connectors or lightly mist those areas, but I blast the covers, rad, under bonnet skin and inside wings... Then go at it by hand.

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    Dont connect your pressure washer to the hot tap, unless it is specifically designed for hot water, otherwise you will ruin your pressure washer.

    I always used GUNK and if you want to use hot water, then a parrafin gun attached to an air compressor or even a garden hand sprayer will wash it clean.

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    As above. All the proprietary degreasers work well. I never suggest rinsing before applying as it means the degreaser is less effective. Agitate as much as you can with a brush and reapply if required. I always use a pressure washer.
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    Thanks guys! Great advice! wil be cracking on with that as soon as i have time

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