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Ask Primo Spaghetti for advice.. The man knows his detailing products for anything and everything to keep your truck looking amazing.
When I had chrome, I used to use Shining Monkey chrome polish, but I am sure there are some better products.
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hey sowen12;

the best way to keep that chrome looking great is it hit it now with a paint sealant. dirt and bugs will easily wash off with just soap and water if properly protected from the beginning.
I always recommend opti coat, but there are great quality products out there like Rejex, menzerna power lock, and even colonize 870 for a cheap over the counter option.

i would stay away from any chrome polishes as the "chrome" is just on the plastic and you don't want anything too aggressive on this chrome plating.
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I like to keep the chrome on my new 2013 Longhorn looking good as well. The manufacturer sure didn't make any considerations for being able to clean or polish the small holes in the chrome grill.

Anyone found a trick for this yet? That is short of using a Q-Tip.
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Anyone found a trick for this yet? That is short of using a Q-Tip.
Man I was just about to say that.....I am very particular when it comes to my truck......I am wondering if Primo has any ideas.......

Primo.....Any products that would assist in this.....
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i am looking at buying a tornador. have you guys seen one? it's a pulse air gun that you can use for cleaning spots like your grill or heater vents inside, etc. with or without product.
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I love the looks of the grill but it has more holes in it than a bee hive. I wouldn't mind it if only it didn't take an hour just to detail the grill. LOL!
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yes q tips are a good tool for small tight areas...they also make ones specific for detailing called detailing sticks (various lengths and swab sizes, but any swab on a stick (gun cleaning ones come to mind) will work and they are usually cheaper.

you can also get boars hair detailing brushes for this job. they are safe on all finishes, but allow you to get deep into the small areas. i usually use these on rims with lots of detail/design, and on emblems and gas filler doors.



i would suggest the wheel woolies boars hair brush if you're looking for something over q-tips, but take the time to clean the grill perfectly once, and hit it with a high quality sealant.
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there is also a copy on ebay for way less
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