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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2018, 07:05:25 AM »

It is a bug screen. They were ugly to look at but they did their job keeping bugs from building up on your car's radiator.
When I was a kid we did a lot of road trips out west to visit family and we had one on Dad's '56 Studebaker Champion.
Driving the prairies in Alberta and Saskatchewan the screen would become clogged with big bugs like grasshoppers.
Most folks who lived there didn't bother using them but would put small pieces of window screen behind the car's grille
to protect the radiator and would change the screen when necessary. The bugs came with the territory and if you lived
on a farm or a ranch the windshield and front of your car and pickup truck were covered with dead bugs and you were
constantly cleaning them off.
These days car washes out there have an extra service for when you get your car washed. The front is sprayed with a
liquid cleaner that will dissolve the bug build up and they come right off during the wash cycle.

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« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2018, 07:39:39 AM »


 Yep, that's what it is. Look at how it's perfectly formed to the contours of the bumper.

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« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2018, 08:38:06 AM »


 1951 Cadillac Series Sixty Two Convertible

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« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2018, 10:09:59 AM »

The best way to clean bugs off the front of your car is to spray it with WD-40. Let it sit for 20 minuites and they come right off with a garden hose.
I did this years ago when my Caprice had a grille full of butterflies.

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« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2018, 11:00:24 AM »


 WD-40 is a very useful product, but it fails miserably as a penetrating oil, what it's mostly marketed as.

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1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
1994 Fleetwood Brougham 6DW69 - Joan
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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