The blow that brings your Chevy grille to its end happens often in the blink of an eye and with a sickening crunch. Just a moment before, your smooth and sleek Chevy grille was there, looking great while protecting your radiator and other engine parts just on the other side of it from road debris, as well as from insects and other matter carried by the wind. Now, there are just the jagged remains of what was once your beautiful Chevy grille. While the situation is not pretty or pleasant, at least replacing a damaged Chevy grille doesn't have to be an expensive hassle when you shop with us. Our online catalog features a wide assortment of parts and accessories for your vehicle, as well as a variety of performance parts and customization kits, and our extensive parts listings cover a broad range of years and models of Chevy, and is just about sure to include the Chevy grille replacement that you need for your specific year and model. In addition to the standard, stock style Chevy grille replacements, there is also an exciting selection of custom look Chevy grille replacements, with numerous patterns and styles available, in a variety of finishes, including polished stainless steel or aluminum and chrome plating. As with all of the parts and accessories we carry, we make your Chevy grille available to you at a price that is well within the range of reason, affordable to most automotive repair budgets. Once you've chosen the right Chevy grille for your vehicle from our well-organized and easy to use online catalog, you can place your order via our secure ordering system or you can place your order directly with one of our customer service specialists by dialing our toll-free telephone number. And, you won't have to pay extra for the convenience of having your Chevy grill delivered right to your door, as in addition to our already low prices, we offer to provide free ground shipping for all orders of $50 or more.
How to Maintain the Integrity of Your Chevrolet Grille Assembly
An automotive grille is a metal piece placed on areas of your vehicle in need of openings or vents configured in a decorative pattern or parallel lines. It's also because of this filtering or screening that your Chevy's grille tends to accumulate dirt, gunk, and muck that could compromise its ability to filter debris out and allow air into your ride. It's particularly handy when it comes to ventilating your deck lid, bumper skirt, cowl, radiator, and engine, among many other areas of the car. With that in mind, here are some maintenance tips you can make use of in order to ensure the longevity of your Chevrolet grille.
Clean up your grille in accordance to material.
This is the foremost thing you should do to take care of your grille. With that said, how you go about cleaning the grille depends on the material the grille is made of. It's either made of ABS plastic, stainless steel, or aluminum. They can be cleaned out with soap and water, but usually you need to do specific things to them to ensure better cleanup. Stainless steel and aluminum grilles, for example, should be cleaned with hot soapy water to remove grease and grime. For ABS plastic, you should instead paint it to protect it from ultraviolet damage.
Clean up your grille in accordance to pattern type.
A car grille has three patterns to it. It could be mesh (as in like mesh wire), billet (a pattern consisting of a series of bars arranged either horizontally or vertically), or CNC (a pattern determined by the Computer Numeric Control machine that cuts or punches holes in sheets of metal). CNC grilles are basically sheets with holes, so you have more material to work with when doing soapy cleanup and drying. With more open vents like with mesh or billet patterns, you can't be too gung-ho with watery cleanup since the water could enter the vents and damage internal parts. They need brushing first before wet cleanup (just make sure your brush bristles are in good condition).
Put wax on your grille to keep dust from collecting on it.
It's this car part's function to allow air to circulate around important parts of your automobile while at the same time protecting them from debris. Once grime accumulates, it won't be as good at doing its job. To prevent dirt from sticking on your grill, you might need to wax it. Depending on your grille pattern type and material, it might be best to put wax on it. If it's aluminum or stainless steel (as well as mesh or billet), then you should put a layer of wax unto the grille then buff it for good measure so that the dirt and oil won't easily accumulate unto it, blocking its openings and compromising its function.
Paint your grille to keep grime from accumulating on its vents.
As mentioned earlier, another way to avoid grime and gunk buildup on your grille after every cleanup is to have it painted (and then wax it using the instructions outlined above). To paint your grille, you need to first prep it by cleaning it with degreaser or sanding the grille if it's ABS plastic. From there, put primer on it. After putting on the primer, you need to sand the primer as well. Once the primer coat is smoothened out, apply paint then use two to three layers of clear coat. The painted grill requires cleanup with mild soap and water then dry it with microfiber towels.