How To Clean Car Emblems and Grilles

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When washing cars, many people don’t pay too much attention to cleaning car emblems and grille, thus leaving them dirty. And accumulated dirt, dust, fungus, and debris can become too hard to remove if it’s not removed for a long time. Today, I’ll show you how I clean car emblems and grille – the method is extremely easy, and I’m sure you already have all the equipment needed to do it properly.

Key Takeaways:

  • Wash car grilles and emblems in the pre-wash phase after spraying the car with snow foam.
  • Use an extremely soft auto-detailing brush.
  • Agitate those areas with a brush to remove and loosen all the dirt, dust, and debris.

Let’s dive deeper into this topic, and I’ll show you the exact steps and procedures I do to clean them.

Guide on Cleaning Car Emblems

The biggest issue with cleaning car emblems is that they’re usually pretty small, and because they’re stuck to the paint, plenty of dirt will accumulate on the edges of emblems, and typical washing procedures such as using microfiber wash mitts won’t be able to clean them entirely.

Here are additional steps you should take in order to clean car emblems and make them look like new again:

  • Spray your vehicle with snow foam and let it work for a minute or two.
  • Take a soft detailing brush.
  • Slightly agitate the area with a brush.
  • Pay specific attention to edges. They’re usually the dirtiest parts.
  • Rinse and continue doing a traditional car wash.

If your car has metal emblems and they’re still dirty or full of water spots, you can also use some light polish or water spot remover to make them as shiny as possible again. Just pour some light polish on a clean microfiber towel and work it into the emblem. When it’s clean and shiny, wipe the residue off with another clean rag.

Guide on Cleaning Car Grilles

Car mesh grilles are usually hard to clean because they’re positioned at the front of the car, meaning that all the bugs, road dirt, and other debris will stick on them, especially if you’re often driving on highways.

How to clean car grilles:

  • Spray bug and tar remover product on the front car grille. This will help to soften dirt and debris, so they’re easier to clean later on.
  • Use snow foam and spray the vehicle.
  • Let the foam start working.
  • Use a soft detailing brush and agitate the area, trying to reach as deep as possible. You can also use small wheel brushes if they can go through the grille.
  • When you’re finished, just continue with a typical wash.

You can also use this method to clean all hard-to-reach areas on your bumper, especially if those parts aren’t painted but are made of hard plastics. Those are usually areas around fog lights and even fake exhausts at the back of your vehicle.

If your car has a stainless steel grille, you might want to polish it after washing the car. Using some gentle metal polish will do the task. Just pour a bit of polish paste onto a clean microfiber towel and polish it into the grille. When you’re finished and the grille is clean from dirt, dust, swirl marks, and scratches, wash and dry it again.

Stainless steel grilles are fantastic and improve the appearance of your car, but only if they’re maintained well. So, make sure that they’re always clean and scratch-free.

Bottom Line

Both emblems and grilles aren’t hard to wash and clean, but they require different procedures aside from just washing your car. By following the tips in this article, you’ll successfully clean car grilles and emblems and make them shiny as if they were new.

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