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Old 03-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #61
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Pretty sure pep boys used to carry some for this purpose but I also saw it on a 4wd site just blank wire mesh but basically sold for this application when I was googling wire mesh grills for my yj with no luck... I know most of them are aluminum with no color but a simple spray job will fix that
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #62
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How about this: (http://www.marketworks.com/StoreFron...52&i=250380652)

Need some black paint though.

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TD, very nice I reallly like thanks for sharing
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:26 PM   #64
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How about this: (Jeep Wrangler / Rubicon Grille, 07 08 09 10 grill)

Need some black paint though.
I have seen this one on JK forum and I like it better than the gutter guard but I can't find it in my area !

No need to paint it it comes in black (click on the picture to see)

Thanks for the site ! I will see if they ship to canada, you're the man
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:35 PM   #65
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I saw this mod a while back and didn't want to go with the gutter guards and saw a sheet of heavy duty home radiator screen in black and attached it the same way but as a whole sheet rather than strips, a bit more difficult, but I like having one piece. With one heavy duty screen you can get TWO grill guards for about $35 (from Lowe's).
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #66
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I'm going to home depot tomorrow!!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:39 PM   #67
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Wow that really came out great!!! I'm impressed thanks for the heads up and with one sheet it would be easy to bend to fit the angle on the yj grill!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:46 PM   #68
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I saw this mod a while back and didn't want to go with the gutter guards and saw a sheet of heavy duty home radiator screen in black and attached it the same way but as a whole sheet rather than strips, a bit more difficult, but I like having one piece. With one heavy duty screen you can get TWO grill guards for about $35 (from Lowe's).

Awesome !

from the pics it looks amazing, so did the gutter guards, but do you see your jk radiator through the holes in full light ?
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@ Repo, no, you can't see the radiator, especially with the black on black. They have this gauge screen in silver as well. In fact, a non-Jeep-owner asked me today (in broad daylight) how far away was the radiator from the mod screen.

BTW it took about an hour and a half, but I was also cooking and drinking....
I know someone on here listed detailed steps and what exactly you need...it's pretty simple, but if you can't find the thread, PM me and I'll tell you.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #70
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Wow! You guys are ingenious! Thanks for the idea!
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Did mine just before the summer as we were starting to get into the bugs season

Used the single sheet method und used the sticky backed stuff (long before I saw this thread!!) and they lasted one weekend... mind you, early summer daytime temps are in the low to 30's C (80-95 F). Stripped the double sided tape off and smothered them in CA (Cyano Acrylate - Superglue!). Been there for 6 months since.



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Old 03-29-2011, 07:23 AM   #72
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I have a plan to make an external one like the 600 dollar RBP grill!!! I can't wait to get started probably over the weekend!
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@ Repo, no, you can't see the radiator, especially with the black on black. They have this gauge screen in silver as well. In fact, a non-Jeep-owner asked me today (in broad daylight) how far away was the radiator from the mod screen.

BTW it took about an hour and a half, but I was also cooking and drinking....
I know someone on here listed detailed steps and what exactly you need...it's pretty simple, but if you can't find the thread, PM me and I'll tell you.
Most important: get metal shears!
Sounds good, there are no Lowes stores here but I will try home depot and see if they have it, I'll PM you then if I have trouble installing. The good thing is that my tie blocks are already stuck, assuming I just need to remove the gutter guard and switch material
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I've had those materials in my basement now for two years. It's a shame the TJ grill doesn't come off so easily.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #75
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I have tried this my problem is here in FL the hot sun is melting the adhesive in the hold downs. I ended up using some door screen, the heavy duty kind meant for pets. Its been on about to month now.
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I have a TJ and I went out and bought some fibreglass mesh to put behind my grille - is there a link to instructions on how to attatch it - i have zippy ties to attctch it but will i need to frame it?


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Old 04-28-2011, 07:31 AM   #77
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it was a pain in the butt but i did it
still have to paint it tho
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it was a pain in the butt but i did it
still have to paint it tho
phoolish how did you get the grill off? i have looked and cant tell which of the hundred bolts to take out
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Zipped tied mine to frame.... Used expanded metal...Though I am looking for a smaller patteren
I have the same thing in black but my secret was to use outdoor bug screen first...makes the holes a non issue !!
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I saw this mod a while back and didn't want to go with the gutter guards and saw a sheet of heavy duty home radiator screen in black and attached it the same way but as a whole sheet rather than strips, a bit more difficult, but I like having one piece. With one heavy duty screen you can get TWO grill guards for about $35 (from Lowe's).
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Of all the grill guards that I have seen, I like this one the best.
I looked at Lowes and didn't find it.

What department did you find them in. They are obviously used for something else and adapted for our needs.

I need to make a trip back and pick one up.
Thanks for the photos.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #82
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Just finished my first mod, its addictive
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #83
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glad i stumbled upon this... saw something similar on eBay for around $29.99. I would rather make it myself. Great pics, too.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #84
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Just finished this today. Really like the criss-cross pattern.

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Finished mine yesterday and I think it looks great, 0.036 crs perf material, powder coated black.
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Thank you everyone for all these great ideas. My JKU is less than two weeks old and I am dying to take it apart and do some mods. The wife thinks I am crazy and is all concerned about voiding the extended warranty. Oh well I am going to wait until it warms up a bit anyways and do the marker light mod at the same time.

My only dilemma is that I have a black Sahara and am torn between the black look and the silver look that matches the bumper and wheels. The black looks nicer to me but the silver stands out more making it obvious something is different. I like the circular patterned aluminum sheet the best for ruggedness. That looks like it can definitely protect the radiator and AC unit from some major debris.
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For the thinner guage, gutter guards, what do you think about spraying with plasti-dip before installing? It would probably make the wire look thicker, and would protect from nicks.
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Great idea and looks factory installed. Thanks for sharing!
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Having done this the DIY way with the sticky tabs, I can say that they'll come off eventually. While you can restick them with something more robust than the double-sided tape they come with, I decided to go with this option, which I think is a good compromise of cost and quality.

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