Cleaning behind the Grill - How? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-05-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
LeiSh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,176
Images: 9
Send a message via AIM to LeiSh
Question Cleaning behind the Grill - How?

I have a ridiculous amount of bugs getting stuck behind my front grill... how on earth do clean them out? so many butterflies and stuff...

LeiSh is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
T2000J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 892
One way would be to pull the rad and clean it or take a vac with a brush tip and lightly vac it . Once you get clean you can get screen and mount it behind the grill so you dont have that problem agin
I hose mine off with light water pressure

T2000J is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Rubicon2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,360
On mine I went to Home Depot and bought some mesh screen for sliding glass doors. Cut it out to fit the radiator and then used some double sided stick tape and installed it right to the front of the radiator behind the grille. Bugs hit that and even the big ones now don't bend the fins on the radiator like they used to. When I wash my jeep I just run the hose over the radiator and the bugs effortlessly rinse right off.
__________________
DO OR DO NOT... THERE IS NO TRY.
Rubicon2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
LeiSh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,176
Images: 9
Send a message via AIM to LeiSh
Oh sweet - thanx guys!! Much appreciated! - good idea bout the screen behind the grille.
__________________
-Don't Hold Back-
LeiSh is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
robbiecc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 771
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeiSh View Post
I have a ridiculous amount of bugs getting stuck behind my front grill... how on earth do clean them out? so many butterflies and stuff...
i'll be happy when i have that problem again-now it's snow and ice, not to mention the salt all over everything
the screening works, you should be able to get either metal or nylon, and silver(metal) grey or black for the nylon

my personal choice would be metal and spray paint it black
robbiecc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Rubicon2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Lower Michigan
Posts: 1,360
Yeah the screen on my radiator is nylon in black. It works pretty good.
__________________
DO OR DO NOT... THERE IS NO TRY.
Rubicon2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Dethmasheen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Queensland
Posts: 15
I got wire mesh installed behind the grille. 4 cable ties do the job. Not the most elegant solution, I know, but it works.
Dethmasheen is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-09-2011, 03:40 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Jaxster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicon2
On mine I went to Home Depot and bought some mesh screen for sliding glass doors. Cut it out to fit the radiator and then used some double sided stick tape and installed it right to the front of the radiator behind the grille. Bugs hit that and even the big ones now don't bend the fins on the radiator like they used to. When I wash my jeep I just run the hose over the radiator and the bugs effortlessly rinse right off.
Great idea, thanks

__________________
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, I6 4.0, 31" ATs, Warn XD9600 Winch, Rock Sliders, Snorkle, Air Bag Suspension (Rear) & ARB Spare Wheel Carrier,
Jaxster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wrangler grill conversion; YJ's square lights to round lights lavern23 YJ Build Forum 121 06-12-2014 11:08 PM
JK grill on a TJ? Mile High 4wheeler TJ General Discussion Forum 12 12-08-2011 06:35 PM
KY: Yj grill with round headlights lavern23 Classifieds Archive 15 04-08-2011 09:16 AM
Grill Mod centerfieldr21 JK General Discussion Forum 13 02-07-2010 07:43 PM
Free bbq grill!!!! N39-W120 Off-Topic 15 03-19-2009 09:55 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC