Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > Product Reviews

Thread Title
Simple Green Extreme

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2007, 05:31 PM
BadMofo's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Riverton, NJ
Posts: 1,305
iTrader: (0)
BadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BadMofo
Simple Green Extreme

Ok, so as you may or may not have read, I posted a thread in the "Detailing your ride" section about wanting to clean out my engine bay. I chose Simple Green Extreme Aircraft & Precision Cleaner for the job. I've heard great things about Simple Green in the past, but I always heard that if you're not careful, it can corrode some parts... and needless to say, I didn't want that. In comes "Extreme" Simple Green. It's made for use in aircraft applications, and according to the product's web page, it's "a breakthrough water-based formula that cleans engines, aircraft, vehicles, metals, plastics, high-tech alloys, and parts."

"This non-corrosive, low-foaming cleaner/ degreaser does not contain reagents that oxidize finishes, cause rust or degrade elastic materials such as rubber or vinyl-but protects the life of hoses, seals, gaskets, paint finishes and other hard surfaces plus rinses residue-free for ease of use and protection of structures and finishes."

It's a little bit pricier than some of the alternatives (about $16-18 for a 32 ounce bottle of it, but I found mine on ebay for around $11 I think), but I think it is worth the cost. You can dillute it down to a 3:1 water to solvent mixture if you'd like, I dilluted mine down 1:1 because my bay was attrocious.

For my first cleaning, I simply sprayed it on, let it sit a few minutes, and then rinsed it down. I repeated this a few times (3 or 4 times) until I got what I wanted. Next weekend I am going to do it again and this time I'll actually scrub too, but today I was lazy and just sprayed and rinsed.

When you do this, you may want to cover your alternator, distributor, starter, and fuse panel with a plastic bag or something, or at least be careful to keep your spray away from these places as much as possible. (I personally didn't cover them up, I just made sure they were plenty dry again before running my car).

Ok, so now that my review is completed, check out the before and after pictures!



Before:




After:



Look at the difference... On the intake manifold and suspension mounts especially... unbelievable considering I didn't scrub at all.



Intake manifold close-up before:




Intake manifold close-up after:



AMAZING difference. Notice the body right behind the intake manifold. Look how much brighter it is after a spray and rinse!



Front of engine head close-up before:




After:





Before:




After:



Wow... awesome results!

And now my personally favorites (other than the intake manifold)... the fluid resevoirs. I didn't take before pics, but you can imagine how dirty they were by looking at my OTHER before pics.











And one more of that shiny intake manifold!




Overall... this is an AWESOME product, I can't wait to see the difference next week when I actually scrub!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2007, 06:15 PM
DRBagabundo's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: S.Richmond Hill, New York
Posts: 115
iTrader: (0)
DRBagabundo is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to DRBagabundo
Wow, HUGE difference, where'd you get it at, I always seem to only find the regular SG
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2007, 07:01 PM
BadMofo's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Riverton, NJ
Posts: 1,305
iTrader: (0)
BadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BadMofo
Do a google products search for it, it's about 16 dollars from most places for a 32 oz bottle of it. You can also get gallon buckets of it. I got mine on ebay from a aircraft supplier for like 11 or 12 dollars I believe.

Edit:

Here is the link to the specific ebay store that I got mine from.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/32-oz...spagenameZWD1V

I saw there's a guy on there who sells it even cheaper... but I don't know if I trust him because of how cheap it is, and I believe he only has like a 8 or 9 feedback rating.

Last edited by BadMofo; 08-04-2007 at 07:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Prelude13's Avatar
Hi.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: awd land :D
Posts: 6,583
iTrader: (2)
Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13 Prelude13
Very nice job.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-06-2007, 04:38 PM
Si Speed's Avatar
VOID
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Equestria
Posts: 15,539
iTrader: (39)
Si Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond repute
I use that Purple cleaner, whatever it's called, but it's basically the same thing. It works wonders. I buy it by the gallon.
__________________
'94 Prelude Si - SOLD
'98 Prelude - SOLD
'05 TSX -

1200+ Ban Club
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 07:43 PM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
did you use a pressure washer or a hose to rinse? do you think a pressure washer would be ok to use?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 07:53 PM
mizlude's Avatar
Grand Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,045
iTrader: (1)
mizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond reputemizlude has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to mizlude Send a message via Yahoo to mizlude
Quote:
Originally Posted by hojemwod View Post
did you use a pressure washer or a hose to rinse? do you think a pressure washer would be ok to use?
yes you can but make sure your car is running when you do it
__________________
mike the miz



Club Ultimate Sleeper

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pooponurhead View Post
Thanks for lookin' out man.
Still love ya mike...no homo

Quote:
Originally Posted by ogsmakdade View Post
that wasn't an earthquake, that was tedd's mom throwing a fit because she was out of twinkies.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-16-2007, 09:36 PM
Si Speed's Avatar
VOID
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Equestria
Posts: 15,539
iTrader: (39)
Si Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond reputeSi Speed has a reputation beyond repute
I don't run my car when I clean it with the pressure washer. I just put bags over my dizzy and intake filter.
__________________
'94 Prelude Si - SOLD
'98 Prelude - SOLD
'05 TSX -

1200+ Ban Club
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:59 AM
hojemwod's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 2,419
iTrader: (6)
hojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond reputehojemwod has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to hojemwod
found a pretty good deal on it here...$10 for 32 Oz, $18 for a gallon with cheap shipping, at least to my house
http://www.skygeek.com/13412.html
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-18-2007, 02:42 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)
Miasma133 is on a distinguished road
Very nice results! I think that I will have to give that stuff a try.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2007, 05:16 PM
CHILLZ_VTEC's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Posts: 395
iTrader: (0)
CHILLZ_VTEC is on a distinguished road
so if i am understanding this correctly, you just spray the "simple green" on the desired parts to clean(for me the whole engine bay area), and then rinse it off with a hose or pressure washer???? what precautions should be taken so water wont get get in the engine???
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 12-04-2007, 11:11 AM
BadMofo's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Riverton, NJ
Posts: 1,305
iTrader: (0)
BadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond reputeBadMofo has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to BadMofo
as long as your motor isn't running, and you're not spraying water into your intake system, you're not gonna get water inside the motor. All you have to be careful about is the electronics. Try to keep the bulk of the water away from your under hood fuses, distributor, alternator, basically anything electrical. Try not to get water under the spark plug cover and down into the spark plug chambers.... that would also not be good.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2008, 09:28 AM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 20
iTrader: (1)
el_cuco is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to el_cuco
I was always unsure what was an effective way to clean the engine, i've used walmarts engine degreaser which foams up but it wouldnt really remove things that were caked on unless you used a brush. I think i will have to try this next time around :-)
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 71
iTrader: (1)
v8h8 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to v8h8
Re: Simple Green Extreme

Looks good....Ive been detailing cars for years using the standard simple green. It works great for wheels too. Now you just need some tire shind on those rubber hoses and your engine bay with have BLING!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.