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I have a few questions, and wanted to see if your guys’ infinite wisdom could help me out.

1.) If I understand correctly, it’s safe to pull the engine blanket thing on the underside of the hood and it won’t hurt anything, right?

2.) I’m looking to clean my engine bay, and I’m a little leery about doing it for the first time. I’ve read through the technical post and a couple others and this is the impression I got:

It’s okay to use a hose/pressure washer as long as I don’t directly spray the electronics directly.
I don’t really have to wrap anything up with plastic or anything
I can just spray the engine bay down with Simple Green, let it sit, then rinse.

I’m still a little worried about the wires and such shorting out when I hose the engine bay down. My neighbor said she did the engine bay in her ’99 Escort and all she did was spray the engine bay with simple green or mean green, or some cleaner, then sprayed it down with garden hose. Hopefully, I can get a hold of a pressure washer over my spring break and get some major detailing done on the Cougar.

3.) I got a ding in my car about a year or so ago, and I’m tired of looking at it. Here’s a pic:

I’ve heard anywhere from $50 to $100 to fix it. The dent doesn’t appear to be creased, and my dad said that it could be popped out by one of those painless/paintless dent repair guys.

Sorry if these are dumb questions. I just like to make sure I do everything right. Thanks in advance for the help.
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