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Old 02-06-2011, 06:43 AM
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Hey Guy I know it still early for talking about summer here in Canada but I just wanted to hear any suggestions as the best to protect my radiator from bug accumulation from highway cruising. I normally put a screen behind the grill on all my vehicle, but the grill of the Ranger is larger and therefore making the screen behind it more visible. The screen I use is normally the ones of porch screen doors and they are black, do you think it will ruin the look of the truck at close sight. I know some of you have never heard of this method, But I am believer in it since it saves you horn, radiator and other things from corrosion over time.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:47 AM
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I think it would work great. I dont think you would notice it up close at all unless you were looking for it.

I know what you mean about the bugs in the radiator. I have the 2008 chrome grille on mine. I have gotten more since I swapped it then I did before with the factory 05 grille.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:50 AM
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I think it would work great. I dont think you would notice it up close at all unless you were looking for it.

I know what you mean about the bugs in the radiator. I have the 2008 chrome grille on mine. I have gotten more since I swapped it then I did before with the factory 05 grille.
I have seen many times a radiator leaking from the corrosion of bugs lol, thanks for the insight.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:36 AM
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Sounds like a good idea and would help for rock dings as well. Post up some pics when you have it installed I'd like to see how you secure it to the truck.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:41 AM
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sure will do, It just going to take some time, it's not something I want to install in the parking lot at my appartment in minus 15 degrees lol. What's good about it is if installed properly you don't need to change for pretty much the life of your truck. My dad had 1990 Nissan 2wd King Cab and it was there until the truck's frame was rusted in 2005 lol and that truck had the original radiatior and was never rust proofed.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:43 AM
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household gutter screens (the black plastic mesh) kind work great, look good.
most will not even notice it and if they do, will probably think it's a part of the grille.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:46 AM
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household gutter screens (the black plastic mesh) kind work great, look good.
most will not even notice it and if they do, will probably think it's a part of the grille.
it might have the same foundation in terms of effectiveness as the porch screen, I guess it depends as to which is on sale or cheaper
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:31 AM
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screen is made of fiberglass, and where ever it rubs it will be abrasive.. just wax it (all of it) glass, paint, chrome, treat plastics with water based shine, and it will be fine.. if you are serious about an alternative solution 3M invisishield CLICK HERE
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:41 AM
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screen is made of fiberglass, and where ever it rubs it will be abrasive.. just wax it (all of it) glass, paint, chrome, treat plastics with water based shine, and it will be fine.. if you are serious about an alternative solution 3M invisishield CLICK HERE
I am not so worried about the paint finish (I wax twice yearly)as I am about my radiator lol, I don't think I could use this product on my radiator
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:31 AM
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I am not so worried about the paint finish (I wax twice yearly)as I am about my radiator lol, I don't think I could use this product on my radiator
Thread jack a bit but make sure you are rust proofing your truck every year or two or it'll eat itself from the inside.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:45 AM
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Thread jack a bit but make sure you are rust proofing your truck every year or two or it'll eat itself from the inside.
In canada rust proof is a must every year
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