keep plastic front grill clean?

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  1. tehsarb

    tehsarb Mr Bubbles

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    so the front grill of my car is a platic criss crossing, at the widest points of the holes its about 3/4 of an inch id say. its a new car, had it for a week and it started raining so i gave it a wash this weekend but we have shitty hard water and now the grill looks like crap.

    excuse the shitty cell phone pics
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    whole car so you have a better idea of what the front looks like
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    whats the best way to clean/keep this clean? would some sort of trim/tire spray help? :o
     
  2. tehsarb

    tehsarb Mr Bubbles

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    also any other tips for dealing with hard water would help. water gets caught in small areas like around the side mirrors and when i drive it later it tends to trickle out onto my door panels and start spotting.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Switch over to Optimum No Rinse (see product list or do a search). Wash a section at a time and dry (without rinsing) and you won't have spotting problems or water running out of the body seams long after you finish.

    The only real solution is an aftermarket grill that is easier to clean. Mesh grills blow. No idea why car companies put something that is such a bitch to keep clean up front knowing bugs and debris will cover it in no time.
     
  4. tehsarb

    tehsarb Mr Bubbles

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    i ordered some ONR today, should be here in time for my next wash :big grin:

    i guess i might try cleaning the grill up with some sort of trim treatment
     
  5. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Stoner's Trim Shine would probably do you well on that plastic...
     
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    Pussysmith Banned

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    I think your grill looks fine...are you sure you're not looking at it too closely? You could just spray it with some armor-all and it will shine and nothing will stick to anymore either.
     
  7. MartyFukstein

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    You could spray trim shine on it after every wash and it would look perfect. But it washes away.

    Or you could get a thicker gel dressing and apply it with a paint brush. Should last about a month each application, and eventually will last 2+ months.
     
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    I just noticed that your Corolla has the S package. You'll need the thickest dressing possible to withstand the g forces generated by your car.
     
  9. tehsarb

    tehsarb Mr Bubbles

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    :o
     

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