If you purchased a Hawke, Shark, or Gladiator Vader grille, your Jeep Wrangler probably looks incredible. But to keep the grille in pristine condition, you need to maintain it along with the rest of the vehicle. If you are unsure how to do this, read below to learn how to maintain your Jeep aftermarket grille.
To keep a new grille in great condition, you will need to clean it along with the rest of your vehicle. It tends to accumulate bugs, dirt, grime, and more during everyday use. To avoid the buildup of grime, wash your Jeep and grille on a regular basis. Luckily, most grilles are easy to clean—all you need is water, a bucket of soap, and some towels.
One mistake Jeep owners often make is using abrasive cleaners on their grilles to clean off the bugs. Abrasive materials can scratch and damage your grille, so it’s better to use a soft towel or mitt. Keep in mind that it’s more challenging to fix scratches on some grilles than others. For example, matte grilles are usually more difficult to repair than grilles with gloss finishes.
Learn the Grille Removal Process
Since bugs and grime can collect behind the grille, you can remove it to clean the other side. To do this, follow these simple steps.
- Open the hood of the Jeep
- Remove plastic fasteners on the top of the grille with a flathead screwdriver
- Take off the snap clips from the bottom of the grille
- Disconnect the electrical connectors
With this information, you know how to maintain your Jeep aftermarket grille. If you want to purchase a Jeep JK grille, view our selection here at AM Offroad. With Shark grilles, Gladiator Vader grilles, Hawke grilles, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect style for your Jeep today.