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Any ideas how to clean bugs and debris from the front end radiator grills? Noticed quite a few bugs in the front of the grill.
 

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A vacuum cleaner with a long and narrow hose? That's all I can think of at the moment.
Thanks....will be going to Lowes and buying some clear flexible tubing and adapt it to one the vacuum attachments on one of the old vacuum cleaners we have.
 

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Here is my makeshift vacuum cleaner attachment. It effectively picked up bugs and leaves from the front radiator grills.
That'll do the job, but if you want something a little better then there are multiple kits available from numerous sources at very low prices. I use something very similar to that illustrated & it's also good for all those other nooks & crannies you can't reach or can't clean properly with a regular nozzle. See attached link.

https://www.amazon.com/Schneider-Industries-Micro-Vacuum-Attachment/dp/B000BSJCLY
 

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FYI. Went with this kit received better reviews and was only $9.05 plus free shipping and no tax.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZBO57C/
I'm in the U.K anyway & it wasn't exactly what I have. I just tried to find something that looked reasonably similar to let you know there are things available that will do that job........Try to just use a soft brush attachment wherever possible with the rads, they can be damaged very easily. Mainly aesthetic & you'd have to be looking in at them to see it, but still if you can avoid it then why wouldn't you?.
 

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That kit is a lot better than my idea and it's pretty cheap. May pick one up for myself as well.
No different an idea at all, I was just aware that there are small tool kits available because I own one. I didn't actually buy it for that & have owned it for years, but it does the job (I couldn't get my hands in & needed to do something). I don't make too much fuss & just clear away the worst of the debris. It's not really worth the bother of being too fastidious because it's too easy to damage the rads, just clean the worst & leave it at that. Be a little wary of what you buy in the way of a kit though, apparently some kits are pretty pathetic & little more than fragile toys. Maybe "Porsche2018" could feed back on what they think of the actual kit they've ordered. :)
 

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Here is another product that would help when washing the car. Attaches to the garden hose:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0...5-ee03-4b76-99a6-3bd4d7a54cf9&pf_rd_i=desktop
I bought tons of stuff to include lots of cleaning gadgets, car cleaning/polishing pastes/waxes/liquids, leather cleaner/conditioner, tons of microfiber towels, applicators, buffing machine, power washer and soap cannon, a Ridgid shop vac/extension hoses, all manner of wheel brushes, etc...... and I will list that in a separate post for those that are interested. As with most things Porsche, cleaning products are almost a religion. I will post what I have researched are highly effective and hopefully people will chime in with their favorite selections......I had to learn, find, and buy all this stuff from square one since was never into this whole car detailing routine.
Thanks for the suggestion I can always use one more gadget.....by the way how often do you or do you intend to wash and wax your car?
 

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When I initially purchased the car, I made sure I had a full nose wrap of PPF Xpel Ultimate and also the rockers and rear bumper. The dealer also applied a paint sealant which we all know only last for so long.

My regimen is as follows:

Application of Carpro Hydro2 paint sealant (lasts around 3-6 months) have a look on YouTube and you can see how it's applied and how magical it is!
3 bucket washing.(2 for body and 1 for wheels and tires) along with an 1800 psi pressure washer and foam cannon.
Following wash I dry with air to get most of the water
I always dry with a lubricant(Griots quick detailer, but any will do) with specific drying microfiber towels in one direction only and very light touch.

If I'm around town only, I usually do a quick clean following a drive with just a quick detailer and several microfiber towels or use a waterless cleaner.


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When I initially purchased the car, I made sure I had a full nose wrap of PPF Xpel Ultimate and also the rockers and rear bumper. The dealer also applied a paint sealant which we all know only last for so long.

My regimen is as follows:

Application of Carpro Hydro2 paint sealant (lasts around 3-6 months) have a look on YouTube and you can see how it's applied and how magical it is!
3 bucket washing.(2 for body and 1 for wheels and tires) along with an 1800 psi pressure washer and foam cannon.
Following wash I dry with air to get most of the water
I always dry with a lubricant(Griots quick detailer, but any will do) with specific drying microfiber towels in one direction only and very light touch.

If I'm around town only, I usually do a quick clean following a drive with just a quick detailer and several microfiber towels or use a waterless cleaner.**


Cheers
I had the same coverage front end and rocker panels with Llumar Platinum. When you apply the Hydro2 any special care regarding the PPF?

** same here/Meguiar's detailing spray
 

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Hydro2 is special in that you can use it everywhere including glass, plastic, rubber and it gives all surfaces a wonderful hydrophobic and dirt resistant quality.
I've since applied this to all my vehicles and motorcycle. Makes cleaning way easier after application.
 

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Hydro2 is special in that you can use it everywhere including glass, plastic, rubber and it gives all surfaces a wonderful hydrophobic and dirt resistant quality.
I've since applied this to all my vehicles and motorcycle. Makes cleaning way easier after application.
I saw the nozzle Cee Dog* used for the CarPro HydrO2 application, the Nelson 50503 on Amazon, is that what you used?



*https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...fl_title_37?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1F9L30F007RKH
 

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It doesn't matter what type of sprayer you use, as long as it has okay pressure. I used a regular garden sprayer and also my pressure wand and the results are the same.
 

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Larry from AMMO NYC is known to be one of the best detailers around and shares a lot of free information online. You might want to look into the info he shares, should be something related to this. If you find anything let us know.
 

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Good suggestion! I have watched most of his videos and have implemented a lot of his techniques in to my detailing regimen.
 

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I contacted the "Cee Dog" through his HydrO2 video post and he said there are no contraindications for the use of the product on a car with a PPF as long as you follow the product instructions.
 
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