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Old 02-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #91
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The plastic mesh looks very cool

I tried command adhesive hooks on mine. worked well, but it didn't hold up to mud/rain/sun for long. I replaced the command adhesive strips, put em back on a second time and then put JB Weld over em.

Either type of mesh used JB Weld would be the best to hold down any of the clips or zip tie doodads. I used that stuff in the Navy to fix all sorts of things. Works great and holds up. May out live the Jeep.

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #92
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Mine did not last. I just relied on the adhesive tabs. Lasted a week. Removed and cleaned tabs of sticky foam backing. Tried Krazy Glue. Did not work, as soon as I tightened the zip, they popped off. Finally, sanded and cleaned the backside of grill thoughly. Purchased new clips and removed all foam backing. Mixed up J-B Weld for plastic and tabs are rock solid.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #93
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What an easy mod. Not sure if I'm going to even paint it. Maybe later.


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Anybody's blinkers stop working after this? :/ I did this mod this weekend and the lights still turn on if I turn my fog lights on but they won't work if it's just the turn signal. I also checked the hazards and they don't work either
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:52 AM   #95
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Anybody's blinkers stop working after this? :/ I did this mod this weekend and the lights still turn on if I turn my fog lights on but they won't work if it's just the turn signal. I also checked the hazards and they don't work either
Sounds like a wire got pulled from a harness or something. Just removing the grill shouldn't have caused you any issues.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #96
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Sounds like a wire got pulled from a harness or something. Just removing the grill shouldn't have caused you any issues.
Thanks, I have absolutely no electrical knowledge lol but I'll open it up again and see if I see if anything looks loose or out of place
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #97
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OK... I did the mesh today AND plasti diped the grill ... ran out of daylight (and warmth) so I brought the grill into the house to dry... Here are some pic's... I'll post what it looks like on tomorrow.


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Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #98
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Did the grill mod this week. I used epoxy on the zip tie clips and let it dry over night. Such and easy mod to do. Thank you all for the post.

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #99
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Posted this already, but figured I'd ad to this thread..
Yeah, did this last week. It was pretty easy. Love the look.. Only thing was, I used Liquid nails to hold the zip clips on and with the humidity, the didn't set overnight. Ended up wiping them off & using gorilla glue.. Nice & tight with metal zip ties for security.. A little red for color!
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #100
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That red looks awesome! I never would have thought to do that.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #101
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Heres mine. I started with the original double sided tape on the tie blocks, however after a month of the great Chicago weather (85 and sunny one day and 40 and rain the next...) a few had popped loose. I removed them all and replaced the tape with 3M body panel adhesive tape (any auto parts or hardware should have it) its been golden ever since!
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:09 AM   #102
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very nice!!
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Heres mine. I started with the original double sided tape on the tie blocks, however after a month of the great Chicago weather (85 and sunny one day and 40 and rain the next...) a few had popped loose. I removed them all and replaced the tape with 3M body panel adhesive tape (any auto parts or hardware should have it) its been golden ever since!
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I used the 3M tape after removing the original adhesive from the tie mounts. Mine has been on over a year in Ohio with no problems.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #104
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Anyone do this mod around a hood lock yet?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #105
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I used the 3M tape after removing the original adhesive from the tie mounts. Mine has been on over a year in Ohio with no problems.
I'm in the middle of this MOD today. I should finish tomorrow and will post pics, but I took the double sided sticky tape off and used gorilla glue. If they come off that means I probably didn't keep the jeep rubber side down!!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #106
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Thanks CRNA, I hope to have the same luck!
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #107
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Completed the grill mod this morning. The pictures aren't great but they work. Easy MOD that makes a huge difference.

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #108
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Here are a few pics of the process.



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Step 1: attach zip tie anchors with Gorilla Glue



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Step 2: attach Grill Guard AKA gutter guard using zip ties



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Step 3: Snip all the Zip tie ends.



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Step 4: Re-attach grill to Jeep.

Step 5: Crack open a beer and jump in pool!!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:37 AM   #109
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Finished mine up yesterday. I epoxied the zip tie squares and let them set up over night first. Easy and cheap! Thanks for the write up everyone!



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Old 01-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #110
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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).
I am going to do this mod this weekend. This post is pretty old does anyone have any other advise about adding this? Also does anyone have any regrets after doing this?
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I am going to do this mod this weekend. This post is pretty old does anyone have any other advise about adding this? Also does anyone have any regrets after doing this?
Use some type of really strong adhesive. Preferably jb weld type stuff. Slightly rough up area to bond. Put it in place prior to attaching anything to verify it fits proper! Put towel under front so won't scratch it up. Let it sit overnight before reattaching grill.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #112
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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).
Has anyone tried to do this with this heavy duty radiator screen? I went to home depot and Loews but they didn't have anything like this. Trying to figure out where else to look.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #113
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Has anyone tried to do this with this heavy duty radiator screen? I went to home depot and Loews but they didn't have anything like this. Trying to figure out where else to look.

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M-D Building Products 84327 .020-Inch Thick 3-Feet by 3-Feet Small Hole Aluminum Sheet, Black - Amazon.com
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #114
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Went to Lowes and picked up parts for this Mod. I also got the epoxy. I spent $26.88. I will need to wait for warmer weather.
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I did mine last week and originally used JB weld, with the sticky foam peeled off each square, but after a couple days some squares started coming off. Not sure if I didn't mix the ratio quit right, but I've used JB weld numerous times with no issues before now. Anyway, I went back and gorilla glued them all back down, and no issues so far.
Nice little mod
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #116
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I just did my grill on Tuesday. I went with the plastic gutter guard method and while I was at it I plasti-dipped my grill. It's snowing again now so we'll see how it all holds up. Thanks everyone for the ideas
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #117
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Thanks CC! Just ordered this from Amazon with your link. Going to do my grill mode this weekend. thanks much!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #118
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Just spent the $20 bucks on the one from ebay.. gorilla glued the zip tie hangers, looks good and I hope it lasts!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:39 PM   #119
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Just spent the $20 bucks on the one from ebay.. gorilla glued the zip tie hangers, looks good and I hope it lasts!
Hey is that a bedliner'd hood? Pretty slick.. Did you do it yourself?

Edit: Didn't mean to bring this back from the dead. Please forgive me!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #120
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Did mine a few weeks ago... Came out great!

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