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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:26 pm 
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Check out the engine bay pic in my gallery.

I put the EL intake piping onto my EF a long time ago.

Several times I have used interior cleaner tyoe stuff - Solar Warrior armour type stuff - to clean up the throttle body connecting rubber part - the bit with the Ford oval on it - but continually the rubber gets this white dustlike coating on it - you can see what I mean on my engine pic.

Doesn't matter how often I clean it it keeps coming back.

Is there anything I can use to get rid of this whitening once and for all or is it just something the rubber will do forever?
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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:30 pm 
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I dont think there is much you can do about it, try using tyre foam it might last a bit longer
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:38 pm 
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try baby oil. it works wonders

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:46 pm 
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ReGiE wrote:
try baby oil. it works wonders


you're still refering to his intake pipe yes? :P

seriously, it is just an aging the plastic goes through, unless you paint it black it will continue to do it.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:28 pm 
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I might just give it a paint with tyre black stuff - should do the trick

Regie, I thought about vasoline, but then I figured the sand and stuff would stick to it.
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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:09 am 
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When I clean up my engine bay and all the rubber hoses and stuff like that, plastics...

I get a clean rag and spray a s**t of WD40 on it... I just coat everything in the engine bay with it, then leave it to evaporate...

Generally comes out good, do it every now and then, and it comes out lookin better and better each time...

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:03 am 
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try silcone spray you dont even have to wipe it off

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:22 am 
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i would just paint it black using a good paint, the hea proof paint would work well, just make sure you use plastic primer first otherwise the paint will peel over time
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