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    I have a chrome mesh grille on my 2011 Silverado. What do you guys used to clean yours with? Some kind of foam brush or a tooth brush to get in between the mesh and get the water spots off? Thanks

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ID:	36576When I truck I spray some Simple Green on the grill and a brush all over it and on the chrome around it.. Very carefull around the hood vents
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    I usually just use a microfiber brush I picked up at wal-mart and some car wash soap used to wash my truck. check out the auto-detailing aisle at wal-mart they have all sorts of cleaning trinkets.




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ID:	36576When I truck I spray some Simple Green on the grill and a brush all over it and on the chrome around it.. Very carefull around the hood vents
    Enke, I want your hood.

    As far as the thread topic, as Amac said, you might be surprised what you can find at a decent auto shop or even a good walmart. For every auto cleaning job, someone has created a tool. If you do your own detailing on your truck, your arsenal will exceed a good barbecue set.

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    Thanks everyone. I have a soft brush to use on the mesh when I am washing my truck. When I am drying it, I don't have anything to get in the mesh to dry it off and keep the water spots away and make the mesh shine like the rest of the truck.
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    Try using a shop vac. If you reverse the hose you can use the side that blows out air. This way you just blast all the water towards the engine and no water should remain on the grill to drip down and ruin your freshly cleaned ride
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    Thanks, I will try that. I have an air compressor that I will use. I never thought of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lquattro04 View Post
    Try using a shop vac. If you reverse the hose you can use the side that blows out air. This way you just blast all the water towards the engine and no water should remain on the grill to drip down and ruin your freshly cleaned ride
    Yep there is nothing like wiping down the whole truck and having to continue to wipe down the areas that drip. I'm forever trying to push my chamois into the plastic piece the mirrors sit on, any handles, the crack between the cap and the bed, and the crack between the windows on the cap. for the chrome pieces including the wheels I just use a dry microfiber towel. Oh and I love how you open the door and water drips on the chrome running boards.
    I learned where to park at my house so no dew settles on my spotless ride. Dew results in water streaking down everywhere

    Okay now I know why it takes me 2-2.5 hours to clean my truck...hehe

    I do have a mini shop vac that I bought for the above mentioned purpose but haven't used it on this truck. I'll have to drag it out in hopes of reducing cleaning time, thanks for the reminder.




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    2-2.5 hours? ha I swear mine takes every bit of 6 hours if I do a full detail with buffing. If I use a quick wax then that reduces the time by about an hour or so. I usually just invite a friend over and have them wash their truck too so we make a day out of it. Sundays are the best, just hang out and bull**** all day while hanging around our rides
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    15% Tint all around
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    K&N CAI
    IPCW Black Halo Projector LED Headlights
    IPCW Black Third brake Light
    IPCW Black LED Taillights
    Street Scene Front Bumper Valance
    Street Scene Black Chrome Grille
    Black Bowties
    Magnaflow Dual Exhaust
    Alpine Touchscreen Headunit
    4 Kicker RS Componet Speakers
    Kicker 12" L7 subwoofer w/ Kicker ZX1500.1 Amplifier

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