In Reply to: How do you remove Under-hood gold patina? more q.. posted by Magnus! on February 18, 2002 at 19:13:33:
Don't put tire dressing on the hoses! Your hoses will dry rot A LOT quicker due to the heat circulating through them! Just cleaning them with soap/water will be fine. Just as those knuckle-head detailers think they're doing you a favor spraying all that shiny clear stuff all over everything under the hood. It will eventually flake & peel off due to the heat & also looks like crap & impossible to scrape/clean off !!
As far as the cosmoline- if it won't come off with mild cleaners- it won't come off unless it's wet sanded off. That stuff gets BAKED on & is like cement to remove.
Wanna have some real fun- put some of the tire dressing on the brake/clutch pedal :)
'92 E30 325iC
'88 E30 ///M3
'85 E30 325e
Ft Lauderdale, Fl