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Question I need some Honeycomb panel cleaning advice.

so i have the Honeycomb blackout panel, and i love the thing but it is a female dog to clean. do you guys have any suggestions. like i tried going through each little comb with a rag, but i cant seem to get the indside edges of it..

so any advice from you professional cleaners would be appreciated

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Try a soft paint brush or any other soft brush. Works on my Bullitt grill.


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+1 on the soft bristle brush.

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Try a soft paint brush or any other soft brush. Works on my Bullitt grill.
that sounds good.. do you combine it with anything like water or soap or just dried

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A soft paintbrush with lots of Meguires plastic/vinal cleaner. use the professional stuff (in the beige trigger bottle). Works great on the plastic Mustang grille, & so should be just as good on the honecomb panel. The cleaner also really helps water to bead off, meaning less cleaning

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I use an old paint brush that still has fairly soft bristles. Brush the part down with the brush first to get the dust out, then hit it with some tireshine or similar. If you get some pooling, use a Q-tip to sop up the excess.

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I use an old paint brush that still has fairly soft bristles. Brush the part down with the brush first to get the dust out, then hit it with some tireshine or similar. If you get some pooling, use a Q-tip to sop up the excess.

I actually use my Meguiars leather conditioner for all plastic parts. Gives it a nice clean look, and wont dry out the surface. Some detail products provide too much shine for my taste, and tends to run at the first sign of moisture.

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what about using one of these for it, Mothers® PowerBall Drill Mounted Polisher?

I mean, Chip Foose uses it, so it must be good right??

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After I wash my car I use a big sponge or bunch up a microfiber and suck out all the water then use a soft brush to clean it more if I feel I need to. Gotta love the honeycombs
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what about using one of these for it, Mothers® PowerBall Drill Mounted Polisher?

I mean, Chip Foose uses it, so it must be good right??
Hah!

Yeah, PowerBalls are great -- whether it's the Mini, PowerBall 4Paint or the new PowerCone -- I have them all!

But the honeycomb is best cleaned by hand.

A similar idea I use is...

Before a regular wash, I'd simply mix up some warm car wash suds in a little container -- maybe even spray some on the area as a pre-soak -- and then clean with a split-end detail brush or a paint brush with the end trimmed a bit.

It should come out looking pretty clean.

When you finish washing the vehicle and drying it, I'd drape a few towels to "mask" off the honeycomb and then mist it with a solution of 1 part Mothers Protectant and 2 parts filtered water -- just a fine mist, and then let it dry. Buff off any excess protectant, and use an instant detailer or spray wax to clean up any excess on the paint.

I do this process a few times a year and it works pretty well.

If your vehicle sees a lot of sun, you may want to spray some Back-to-Black on it instead.

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thats awesome advice thanks so much guys...

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