cover hood vents when washing?

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  1. Sculbody

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    Cover hood vents when washing. Has anyone come up with a quick and easy way of doing this to keep water out of engine
     
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    On another thread, someone put Glad Cling Wrap on the extractors just into the paint.
     
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    They blocked the vents?
     
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    Good question, I always wipe the areas affected by the two vents where water comes in and at the same time I detail my engine bay often to keep it dry and clean
     
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    Yes from the outside of the hood. It stuck to the paint around the extractors. I detail the engine compartment after wash, so not concerned with a little water anyway.
     
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    Oh just for the wash ok that's neat but I think it still seeps thru some on the under side of the hood possibly :D
     
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    I was thinking of buying some of that magnetic sign material cutting out a piece a little bigger than the vent and putting on when water is present
     
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    Hmm not sure how that looks I'm a visualizer :D
     
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    Put a car wash sponge under it
     
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    Not permanent just pop on when I wash. A lot quicker than Saran wrap I think
     
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    Hood is aluminum, magnets won't stick to it
     
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    Thanks never realized that thanks
     
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    How about putting a large absorbent towel or similar item over the top of the engine prior to washing. When you are done, pull the "towel" out, finish the engine detail. I would think that finding a very absorbent large towel would be an easy find.
     
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    To be honest, not much water has gotten into the engine bay the begin with. I usually clean under hood after a wash and I have seen very little water. I get just a little on the drivers side on the intake cover around the outside edges…that's about it.
     
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    I have two sham wows... works like a charm just fold and place over the openings
     
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