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Old 02-05-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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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...

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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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

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #3
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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.
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Oh sweet - thanx guys!! Much appreciated! - good idea bout the screen behind the grille.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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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
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yeah the screen on my radiator is nylon in black. It works pretty good.
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I got wire mesh installed behind the grille. 4 cable ties do the job. Not the most elegant solution, I know, but it works.
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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

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