The Usual Issues of a Problematic Nissan Sentra Grille
Your Nissan Sentra grille provides protection for some the parts inside the engine compartment, and gives style to your vehicle as well. However, if the grille is not taken care of properly, it can cause some problems that areusually affecting the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle. If you already notice that the grille is looking bad instead of making your car look good, then do some troubleshooting immediately. Here are some of the problems you might encounter:
Grille constantly hanging out
A common problem that you might encounter with a Nissan Sentra grille is that it's hanging out or loosely attached. When this happens, you should check if the screws or bolts of the grille are attached tightly or if any of them is already missing. You can simply replace the missing screws or bolts and screw them in position. However, if your car grille has plastic brackets and they have been damaged, it is possible to glue them back again, but it might probably crack once more because of the effect of the engine's high temperature.
Rust on the surface of the grille
If you have installed a steel Nissan Sentra grille on your car, you might suddenly notice the presence of rust on its surface if stones or other debris has previously caused the coating of the grille to peel off. When the chipped portion of the grille reacts to air and water, it will react and soon produce corrosion. If the rust on the surface is still minimal, you can still restore the damaged portion by sanding and repainting it. However, if the rust has spread already through different parts of the grille, then you have to consider restoring the entire grille, sand blasting the whole part, and powder coating it.
Grille coating peeling off
When the protective coating of your chrome grille is peeling off, the grille will look scratched and terrible. It may be due to the aging of the grille or the effect of harmful effect of the sun to grille's coating. However, it may also be caused by the coating's reaction to harmful chemicals you might have used when cleaning the grille. You can use a paint stripper to remove the coating since it's already peeling off in the first place. However, you should be careful not to apply it on the hood of your car or you'll definitely damage your car's paint. When the coating is off, you can apply polish on the chrome immediately to prevent it from tarnishing.