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Old 07-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Easy methods to remove bugs from radiator

So i have tons of bugs and stuff starting to build up on my AC condenser (i think thats what it is)thats in front of the radiator.

How can i get all of this out without pulling the radiator?

Power washing does nothing and just pushes the mess farther into the fins.

anyone use any type of solvent or tool to clear the debris out?

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Old 07-25-2011, 12:16 AM   #2
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That'll be one of my mods in the future, but would still like to be able to get them off the radiator...So interested in any suggestions.

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Old 07-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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I just used a wire brush and rinsed it with low pressure water. took a while but looks good now.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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Power wash from the other side. Just be careful what you hose off under the hood. I think some components don't like to get wet.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:28 PM   #5
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Never spray from the front to try and get the bugs and rocks etc out of the radiator. Yes if you have A/C then it is the condenser that is in front of the radiator. Spray it out from the backside, but be careful not to bend the fins or you will have problems with the Jeep over heating. The best thing to do is to prevent the bugs from ever getting in there. I placed a screen right inside the grill and it does not allow the bugs to get to the aluminum fins. You can also just spray it off without damaging anything. I hope that helps.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:33 AM   #6
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its hard to spray from behind being the gap from the condenser and radiator is pretty small.

how did you secure a screen in there? did you have to remove anything first?
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Nothing was removed. The screen is the flexible fiberglass type and not the metal type. It is held in place with zip ties. I will have to get some pictures for you in the daylight. I do this mod to all my vehicles. It keeps the radiator from getting sand blasted by road debris and plugged with small rocks and bugs.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:54 AM   #8
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yeah, that would be awesome.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:07 AM   #9
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Here is a picture. Look closely and you can see the screen and all the bugs that are on there from my Moab trip last week. It is attached at the top and bottom corners. I see you are from Howell. I have been there many times as I grew up south of Detroit, but I now live 320 mile north of Moab.

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