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The Easy Off Challenge: How to Clean the Underside of Your Car!

1969 AMC AMX engine bay restoration

Project AMX Barn Find got its bottom scrubbed!

We are trying to get the AMX Barn Find ready for its new engine. The first step is to clean and paint the engine bay but thought we should also do a little detail work on the underside. It was decided to also make this a Product Review project at the same time.

We think you might find this Review very interesting and useful. The traditional cleaning method for your greasy underside has been steam cleaning, media blasting for the really messy or spaying on Gunk or some similar product. We had always heard that Easy Off Oven Cleaner was a better grease cleaner than Gunk. Personally, I have found Gunk and similar products nearly worthless.

I went to the local grocery store and picked up two cans of Easy Off at $6 per can and two cans of generic oven cleaner at $2 per can. How will they do? How do they compare? Should they go in the “do not buy trash can”?

What did we do? How well did they work? Click Here to get the results and you can check out the photos below for a preview.

Easy On…

1969 AMC AMX engine bay restoration

1969 AMC AMX engine bay restoration

Easy Off!

1969 AMC AMX undercarriage restoration

1969 AMC AMX undercarriage restoration

1969 AMC AMX undercarriage restoration

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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