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Hot Rods Getting the bugs out of the radiator

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dennis D, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Seems like I saw a post on here about something you could spray on the bug guts to get them out of the fins on a radiator. I did a search a couple of different ways, but nothing came up. Trip over to the Midwest Roadster Run last Sat. filled it up pretty bad. Need some help, D
     
  2. goldmountain
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    Car wash, but you have to be careful to aim the wash wand perpendicular to the rad to avoid bending over the fins.
     
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  3. Joe Blow
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    Bug Blitzer
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/they-bug-me.1189644/
     
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  4. Dennis D
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  5. chevyfordman
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    I have a black metal window screen that I put behind my grille insert, just have to clean it once in awhile.
     
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  6. Dennis D
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    Getting around the fan to try and blow them out the front would be a pain. Hoping to find something that would dissolve the little bastards and be able to rinse them off from the front without pushing them into the fins.
     
  7. Dennis D
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    May have to resort to one of the bug screens. They look like ass, but may be the answer.
     
  8. 69thumper
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    Get a spray bottle, fill it with hydrogen peroxide. Spray the whole radiator, let it soak for a bit. Hose it down with water. The peroxide breaks down the bug guts. Been doing this for many years.
     
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  9. Pass The Torch
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    I took out more than the legal limit of cicadas on the way home from York last weekend.
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  10. Dennis D
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    I shall give this a try. Thanks! D
     

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