8/31/2003 Undercar and Underhood Clean-Up
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||Oh man, I though removing the sound deadener was a messy job.
This one took the cake. Since this car probably lost hundreds of quarts of oil over its lifespan, the
undercoated undercarriage became a dirty, gooey, sandy mess. The underhood area was tackled as well due to
the frame rails and crossmember being equally filthy.
I wanted to clean everything for one or more of the reasons below:
The picture doesn't even do it justice. It was just terrible under there. A good
percentage of this tar-like crap ended up on me, my hair and in my teeth.
- a) I am an anal-retentive, obsessive compulsive, controlling neat freak
- b) This crap looked like it would catch fire given the chance.
- c) I truly have nothing better to do with my time.
||Here is the stuff I used to get the job done. Not shown here
is my drill with the wire brush attachment, a must have for this sort of drudgery.
My favorite stuff is the can of
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||Here's a great way to get in those tough-to-reach spots. Simply
borrow your wife's, or mother-in-law's toothbrush and get to work. Be sure to return it to her when finished*
*NOTE I take zero responsibility if you do this and it results in great personal
and/or financial loss.
||Here's the mess early on in the job. This is tedious,
Good thing I have "the voices" to keep me company.
||Here is a picture of the tunnel almost complete. After it was
finished, I put a few coats of spray paint to keep any bare spots from rusting.
After the job was finished, I was very pleased with the end results. On the other hand, if I ever need
to do this again for any reason, best believe I'll be paying a neighbor kid five bucks to do it.