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Exclamation Dont powerwash bugs off your grill

Yup you read that right, DONT powerwash bugs off your stock chrome grill, because if you happen to have just one teeny tiny stone chip it will bubble about a 2" circle of the chrome. I wanted to swap out for one of those white fx4 grills anyway.

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Yup it does but I have no-one to blame but myself, I should have looked for chips but it just didn't occur to me.

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Yup it does but I have no-one to blame but myself, I should have looked for chips but it just didn't occur to me.
How large of a pressure washer did you use? I have used mine a few times but its a cheap 100 dollar unit and I used the spray setting rather than the concentrated setting for a lack of a better term.

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i just use laundry soap and a mitt. cleaned all the bugs off no sweat, even cleaned the front plate and it was still filthy from the truck i sold.

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Sorry car wash not portable pressure washer, so I don't know the pressure or nozzle.

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So, now I know what happened to my original grille. Same thing happened to me 2 months after I got my truck. The dealer said it was a manufacturer defect, said that there was a TSB about it, a certain batch of grilles weren't properly cured, and they replaced it under warranty. The new one has held up for 14 months and at least a dozen power washes.

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Looks like that irish luck was takin a break at the pub.Mine does that from time to time as well . On a positive note i bet the white fx grill will look great.
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So, now I know what happened to my original grille. Same thing happened to me 2 months after I got my truck. The dealer said it was a manufacturer defect, said that there was a TSB about it, a certain batch of grilles weren't properly cured, and they replaced it under warranty. The new one has held up for 14 months and at least a dozen power washes.

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Do you happen to know the TSB about this? I have the same issue, and I have been fighting with ford about it for nearly 8 months. My truck is out of the 36k mile warranty but still under the 100k mile warranty. I did not buy an expensive truck to have the grill crack and bubble like this. It has been bubbled now for over a year.

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