Spot and Fix Your Lincoln Town Car Grille Problems
Aside from protecting your engine from incoming debris and allowing air to circulate to keep your engine cool, your car grille is your vehicle's first impression. Being on the front-end of your vehicle, your car grille reflects your personality and sense of style. Driving a luxury full-sized sedan exudes your classic style; however, if your Lincoln Town car grille looks aged then it ruins the entire message you are trying to send. So be vigilant. Here are some car grille problems you may encounter and the first-aid measures you can do.
If you bumped into something or someone recently, hitting them head on, then there's a high possibility that you managed to scratch your car grille. This issue wouldn't be so bad if you had an old car that used chrome metal grilles. However, if your Lincoln Town car was made in the last few years, then chances are, you have plastic grilles. You can easily fix the cracked grille with the use of acrylic solvent cement or gap-filling solving cement. After washing thoroughly, spot the cracks and mark them with masking tape. Apply acrylic solvent, using a squeeze bottle, on minor cracks not big enough to have gaps. Apply the thicker gap-filling solvent cement on the bigger cracks that have big enough gaps.
Scratched chrome paint
Minor scratches on the chrome paint of your car grille are such eyesores which you should never ignore. But remember that plastic chrome grilles should never be treated like metal chrome grilles. You can damage your Lincoln Town car grilles if you use real chrome cleaners. Just wash them thoroughly with dishwashing soap and water mixture. Firmly scrub the scratched area in small circular motions. Rinse and dry, then use a lint-free rag to buff the scratched area.
Faded or dull paint
Nothing is more distracting than faded chrome grilles. Address this issue as soon as possible. Remove your car grille from your vehicle. Wash your plastic grille thoroughly and rinse. Once it is dry, place the car grille on a sheet of newspaper. Use a red scuff pad to sand the plastic grill then wipe off the dust completely. Use a clean towel to apply grease remover on the grilles. Spray the grill with a coat of adhesion promoter and allow it to dry for half an hour. Finally, spray paint three to five coats of paint, giving each coat five minutes intervals in between to dry.