Cleaning carbon off firewall

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:49
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Sometime ago I had an exhaust leak after the turbo (GQ TD42 T) which has left a "carbon" film on the firewall in that area. I have not come across anything to effectively clean it yet (a little baked over time I think). Any suggestions on how I might clean this without destroying existing paintwork.

Regards,
Greg
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:54

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:54
Could try some car polish/cutting compound. I reckon that would do the trick. Will have a nicely polished engine bay by the time u finish lol

LEroy
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:23

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:23
castrol workshop floor cleaner works pretty good on most hard stuff, dilute 1 to 5 or so and spray on with a pump pack, only leave for 20-30 seconds and hit it with the gerni, might have to repeat a few times. But dont leave it too long on the paint, it will start to oxidize it.

Works magic on thick bugs across the front too.
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:47

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:47
"Jiffy" has always worked well for me!!!
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Reply By: GeeVee - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 10:27

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 10:27
Thanks for the responses guys. I will try some of the suggestions this weekend.

Regards,
Greg
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Reply By: DeanoNSW - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 13:01

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 13:01
Get some carbie and throttle body cleaner from an auto shop. Comes in an aerosol can, about $8.

Very good for cleaning cabon. I use it to clean out the plenum and throttle body on my commodore.
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