How to Clean Radiator Fins
Over time, your vehicle's radiator fins accumulate dirt and road grime, as well as bugs, pebbles and other objects from the road. Many manufacturers suggest that you clean the outside of your car radiator at least once a year to aid the functionality of your vehicle's cooling system.
A safer option to harsh chemicals and solvents, Simple Green Pro HD Ready-To-Use Heavy-Duty Cleaner. is a professional-grade, engine-safe cleaner and degreaser that breaks down tough grease and eliminates road grime, brake dust and automotive fluids. The powerful, clean-rinsing formula is non-corrosive to metals including aluminum, stainless steel, chrome and alloys.
Check your vehicle Owner's Manual before cleaning radiator. Always follow manufacturer's complete instructions for cleaning and maintenance. Make sure radiator is cool to the touch before cleaning.
- Apply Simple Green Pro HD Ready-To-Use Heavy-Duty Cleaner. Spray the radiator with Simple Green Pro HD Ready-To-Use Heavy-Duty Cleaner
- Remove foreign objects. Use a soft bristled brush to gently remove any little rocks, bugs or other items caught in the radiator fins. If the fins are bent, use a flathead screwdriver to gently bend them back into place.
- Rinse. Using a low pressure hose or bucket of clean water, gently rinse the radiator from the back side. If water doesn't run clear after rinsing, repeat steps 1-3.
- Dry. Allow to air dry.