If you've ever gone for a good blast through the mud, creeks etc, you'll know that the mud can get absolutely everywhere, including up inside the engine bay!
It's always a good to quickly clean all this up so it doesn't sit inside the engine bay and cause issues like foul smells, or get in the way when you're trying to swing a spanner.
Doing this first up saves having to dry the car again if you get some water on the body while doing the engine bay. It also gives the engine bay ample time to dry out by the time you've finished the detail and are ready to start the car and take it for a drive.
Grab some Orange Agent, a Nuts and Guts or Big Boy Brett brush, a couple Dirty Deeds cloths and a battery powered portable blower if you have one. Make sure any rubber hoses are cool to the touch before you start.
Dampen your Dirty Deeds cloth and add a few spray of Orange Agent onto it. Spray Orange Agent directly onto the engine bay on dirty areas. Immediately agitate with one of your bushes, and wipe over any parts that cannot be agitated, with the Dirty Deeds cloth. Rinse thoroughly with low pressure from the hose, taking care around any electrical components, air intakes, alternator, fuse box etc.
After rinsing, blow any remaining water out of nooks and crannies with the blower, then dry the rest of the engine bay down with a clean and dry Dirty Deeds cloth. At this point, you can add some protection to all surfaces with a sealant like our Fully Slick or Bead Machine. You could also use Vinyl Revival on any plastics if you wish. Use these products as per their instructions on the back of the bottle.