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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 01:21:57 AM »
try a water hose just spay it. it will run out . I found out at a car show one day when it rained rear hard,
compound came out of everywhere it was hiding.
Tried that first and it didn't even phase it. I shouldn't have let it dry overnight i guess. But all the wet sanding in the heat wore me out.
hot soapy water and a tooth brush. Never let compound dry!


Thanks Robert. Yeah, i learned the hard way. Seems i do that a lot. Anyhow, i used a bit out of my gun cleaning kit that is a small rod with cotton or wool material. Worked pretty good. I still got some on some of my other trim that i will use a toothbrush and hot soapy water for sure. Thanks again.

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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 07:14:24 PM »
try a water hose just spay it. it will run out . I found out at a car show one day when it rained rear hard,
compound came out of everywhere it was hiding.
Tried that first and it didn't even phase it. I shouldn't have let it dry overnight i guess. But all the wet sanding in the heat wore me out.
hot soapy water and a tooth brush. Never let compound dry!
Robert, Journeyman experimental mechanic, Journeyman experimental painter.

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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 12:54:42 PM »
try a water hose just spay it. it will run out . I found out at a car show one day when it rained rear hard,
compound came out of everywhere it was hiding.
Tried that first and it didn't even phase it. I shouldn't have let it dry overnight i guess. But all the wet sanding in the heat wore me out.

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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 12:07:52 PM »
try a water hose just spay it. it will run out . I found out at a car show one day when it rained rear hard,
compound came out of everywhere it was hiding.


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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 10:21:12 AM »
Your local ACE hardware should have a variety of round brushes (kinda like large pipe cleaners) that should help you out.

Jim

Yeah that's kinda what i was hopig to find but didn't know where to look. Thanks.

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Re: Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 10:04:40 AM »
Your local ACE hardware should have a variety of round brushes (kinda like large pipe cleaners) that should help you out.

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Ideas on cleaning inside the honeycomb grilles?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 10:11:24 PM »
So i was wetsanding and buffing and polishing the car and some of the residue from the buffing compound got into the honeycomb area on my grilles. See pic. I know i know, seems like not a big deal, but it's difficult to get anything in there to clean them and very frustrating. Anyone have any ideas on what to use. I tried putting a rag on the end of a screw driver but to no avail as it is too difficult to get in the corners. Thanks.