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How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

I am getting a 2015 Summit and am coming from a 2011 Overland.

I thought the grill on the overland was a pain to clean -- but how in the hell do you clean the Honey Comb grill? There has to be close to 100 holes in the grill the size of your thumb - and the pressure washer NEVER Really gets it clean.

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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

I just use my brother-in-laws toothbrush and put it back before he notices.

Probably a soft bristle brush would work great.
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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

Since you have 2 thumbs, that's only 50 each.

The '14 Overland has honeycomb, but it's black instead of chrome. I usually don't get it as clean as I like. I use the twisted corner of a towel.


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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

I have a three piece Wheel Woolie kit and I use the smallest one to clean the grill on my Summit.

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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

My brush or giant tooth (grill) brush.
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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

My grill seems to get cleaned very nicely at my carwash, even the road trip bugs.
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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

On a similar note, does anyone else find these to be the worst vehicle to clean ever? There are so many lines, creases, nooks, crannies, emblems, etc., that it seems to take forever to get it clean. I will say that have the air suspension and putting in it park mode really helps being able to get the roof.

I guess it is time to buy a pressure washer or get discount card for the local car wash...
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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

My $9 brushless carwash gets my Jeep looking like new every time. I'd go for the unlimited wash package, but I don't clean it often enough to make it worthwhile.
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Re: How do you guys clean your "honey comb"?

I use my pressure washer (Karcher 1600psi) when i was my truck... it seems to get into all of the little nooks and crannies very nicely. No problems here
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My grill seems to get cleaned very nicely at my carwash, even the road trip bugs.
Just what I was going to say... LOL
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On a similar note, does anyone else find these to be the worst vehicle to clean ever? There are so many lines, creases, nooks, crannies, emblems, etc., that it seems to take forever to get it clean. I will say that have the air suspension and putting in it park mode really helps being able to get the roof.

I guess it is time to buy a pressure washer or get discount card for the local car wash...
A pressure washer and an adjustable spray wand works wonders, but I find I still have to take a small brush to the grille and a few other places. Still works best if you use the washer to remove as much as you can, then use a very soft pressure brush or even wash mitt to really soap it down, then pressure again to rinse and add spot free rinse.
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On a similar note, does anyone else find these to be the worst vehicle to clean ever? There are so many lines, creases, nooks, crannies, emblems, etc., that it seems to take forever to get it clean. I will say that have the air suspension and putting in it park mode really helps being able to get the roof.

I guess it is time to buy a pressure washer or get discount card for the local car wash...
I agree with you completely. If I "really" want to get by 2011 Overland clean - it's 2-3 hours minimum. My wife has a 2009 Honda Accord Coupe Black - and I can do a spit shine on her car in 45 minutes - no problem.
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