While washing the car I was cleaning the front bumper and looked into the gap below the numberplate, where the radiator is visible, I was shocked at the amount of flattened fins where flies and stones/debris have flattened the fins completely closing off any airflow through the radiator. I guess this is mostly due to motorway and backroad driving at reasonable speeds, any debris becomes a missile. I have ordered a set of Japanese Keiba radiator pliers that are designed to straighten bent fins, and will attempt to straighten them during the holidays. but I also would like to make a wire guard to protect the rad from future damage as much as possible without unduly restricting airflow. My idea is to get some 6mm weldmesh in fine steel wire like you see for aviaries or lizard enclosures and cut some to size to at least take some energy out of the small stones and insects that have flattened the fins. Anyone else done something similar? I could of course buy a new one but they are not cheap and this one is fine just damaged, its really the impact on cooling and the aircon radiator behind it that I am concerned about not the looks.