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post #21 of 26 Old 10-18-2015, 11:57 PM
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A good method to remove small debris from the four under-the-hood vent screens is a patch from a roll of adhesive lint remover. It will grab stubborn items that a vacuum might not move, and it's less trouble than setting up a vacuum cleaner. When the adhesive patch fails, a pair of tweezers will get much of the rest.
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post #22 of 26 Old 10-19-2015, 10:57 AM
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This simple mod makes the chore a lot easier Those pesky leaf-catching cowl vents

Still working great for me almost a year after the install.

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Frequesnt check for owners in wooded / leafy areas !

I was pretty impressed by the amount of leaves/twigs stuck in that vents, especially because there really aren't any trees near where i park. The Escape's climate controls are pretty powerful, that's for sure.

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post #24 of 26 Old 10-19-2015, 08:32 PM
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Leaves would be a welcomed treat. We get the 1" needles from 80-100' Douglas Fir trees. Those suckers are really hard to remove. I might try your trick, centex, but I hve a laser engraver/cutter so might fabricate frames from thin Polycarbonate to put over them

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post #25 of 26 Old 10-20-2015, 09:43 AM
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... but I hve a laser engraver/cutter...
Whenever I hear laser cutter:

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Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!
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i always use the vacuum at the car wash, after i clean my interior, to suck up as much crap as i can from the grills.

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