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    how to use degreasers?

    Right i'm thinking of getting round to doing the engine bay when the weather fairs up so i'm looking at which products i need to buy in

    I'm thinking of opting for Surfex for one of the products...
    http://www.bilthamber.com/surfexbuy.php

    Just, how do you use this stuff?

    AFAIK the AutoGlym was just buy & spray. This stuff is talking about percentages.
    I don't need to be whipping out the calculator & learning science now do i?!

    all i want is enough to do the engine bay & the bonnet underlining (whatever it's really called).

    What sort of levels should i be using? Or if i buy in the 1litre with spray, is that likely to be different to the 5litre (as in spray = good to go, 5litre = need to mix??).




    While i'm making a thread::::::

    i believe the 303 Aerospace protectant is good for the rubbers/plastics? http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interi.../prod_366.html

    What's decent for the metals? Megs NXT A.M.P.? http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/engine.../prod_106.html

    Then the obvious brushes & cloths. Don't think i've missed anything.

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    NXT and Autosol are good, i use both!


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    aerospace 303 is supposed to be good, autosol is best to polish up metals.

    as for surfex its a just a ratio for mixing. nothing to complicated to work out tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    as for surfex its a just a ratio for mixing. nothing to complicated to work out tbh.
    What'd you break it down to then?

    I don't want to be wasteful, just like i don't want it to be too weak.

    Not sure how much (in mls perhaps) would be needed to do a good job on the engine bay & bonnet lining (both mls water & mls surfex) as i've never really done it before - so don't know how much to be using.


    Cheers for the tips on the other products though

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    not sure on the strength of it but 4/1 or 10/1 would be good. or anywhere in between.

    does it need diluting? it should say on the label somewhere
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    I read somewhere yesterday about 2% or 3%. Can't remember the exact figure.

    That seems ridiculously low to me though. Must be pretty powerful stuff.

    i assumed that the 5ltr was for diluting but the spray was probably possibly to use direct. No idea how accurate that is though.

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    50/1 ratio is weak unless its very strong.
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