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    Default Bug removal from radiator

    I figured out a easy way to remove bugs from my 2021 RT LT radiator

    I used a semi straight dental pick

    All I did was insert pick thru the screen and lightly touched the bugs and they fell off of the fins of radiator

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    One way not to do it is use a pressure washer. Don't ask me how I know. Not on my spyder, but and older motorcycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangorbob View Post
    One way not to do it is use a pressure washer. Don't ask me how I know. Not on my spyder, but and older motorcycle.
    Just to clarify and explain for those who dont know why it is a bad idea, Both pressure washers and compressed air are likely to bend the small aluminium fins and thus damage the radiator, if not beeing very carefull.

    Another GOOD method can be to soak the radiator in your favourite remove-bugs-from-paint spray a few times over an hour or two, and then carefully use a long bristle paint brush to poke out the bugs and debris

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    What about just using a shop vac with soft brush attachment?
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    If one purchases and installs Spyderpops' Keep Out The Trash, KOTTS, Grilles one will be surprised at how many bugs do not make it to the radiator fins. Those that do make it to the radiators can easily removed using Greven's method.
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    I guess I need to look at the radiator area, something I have not yet done since I bought the Spyder. But its only been 3 weeks so I doubt there is much bug build up.
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