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Old 06-03-2013
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Default Steel Grill & Chrome Finish

Hi There,

Need advice on how to clean;

The steel mesh has a diamond style pattern. The mesh is a 20 gauge material meaning that it is strong yet it is also pliable making this a great product to work with. The mesh is a chrome 'like' mesh because it is not true chrome but is resembles it because of the shinny finish.

They are grill inserts which I bought and mounted on top of my factory grill.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Cheers.

-Jeen
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Default Re: Steel Grill & Chrome Finish

Sine it is a chrome-like finish, that means its not real chrome over metal, correct?

I'm guessing its cladding - a plastic film is vacuum formed over the mesh.

Pics or a brand name/ model would help.

Assuming it's cladding, you'd want to clean with a soft bristle brush and a car wash soap solution. You can apply a spray wax to the surface, and wipe the excess residue.
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Old 06-04-2013
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Default Re: Steel Grill & Chrome Finish

Hi Forrest,

Thank you for your response

Cladding, really? It feels....like metal..

Here is a link to the item I purchased. The mesh has a bit of coloring as if there is a a film of chalk on it and it's not that shinny anymore.

Thanks in advance again for your feedback.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-LIBERTY...4da5eb&vxp=mtr
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I'll contact the seller to see if I can understand what exactly the finish is.
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Seller indicates that it's galvanized steel and recommends metal polishing, which over time would remove the galvanized coating, I would think.

Look at the 3rd photo in the auction for a close-up, though it's still hard to see.

You could probably make your own from standard stock available at what we call here in the States a "hardware store."
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