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Old 02-06-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Grill Mod

Ok here's the weekend project. Grill mod for $15.

Materials: Metal Lathe, Spray Paint, Squares for zip ties, Zip Ties, Flathead, Pliers.

Started out by cutting the metal into 28"x14".





Then I spray painted it to match the color of my Jeep.



While waiting for the paint to dry, I took the grill off. This is the hardest part of the mod because of the dang plastic screws (where the flathead and plies come in). Once I got the grill off, I added the squares.



After the paint was dry (20 minutes), I put the metal on and slipped the zip ties through.



Then put the grill back on and you're good to go!




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Old 02-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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Nice. Been thinking of doing something similar. I get tired of picking birds out of my radiator.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:08 AM   #3
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Nicely done.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:10 AM   #4
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centerfieldr21 Looks very nice..
I hope you paid extra attention to the adhesion application of the square hold downs.. Just using the original double sided patch on the squares will not cut it.. They will come loose after a while..

Here is what I did:

I used the pro 3M outside molding double sided tape (I removed the original two sided tape from these hold downs), rough the surface with 100 grid sandpaper, clean with alcohol, apply the hold downs, press firmly for 2-3 minutes, then apply epoxy glue on the sides of the square hold downs..Let the assembly cure out for 24 hrs..
This is now the second winter/summer cycle without any issue...
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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what did you use the lathe for?
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:50 AM   #6
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Awesome...sounds like a good idea
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:04 AM   #7
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I use those black plastic squares for my job they dont hold up for long , I wonder if you would of set the squares in a apoxy compound if that would work
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #8
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Sorry Anti I didnt see you already recommended this
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:43 PM   #9
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Good idea. I didn't even think about them not holding. I should have known because when I was putting them on one popped off. That should have been when the red alarm was supposed to come in! Haha thanks guys
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #10
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Nice. Been thinking of doing something similar. I get tired of picking birds out of my radiator.
Maybe the airlines need to take notes..........Might keep their planes out of places like "The Hudson".
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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I have never seen these squares. Are they available at the home depot/lowes type places?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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Yep got it from the local Home Depot for $9. It comes in a huge sheet, way bigger than what's needed for this project. I didn't even look at Lowe's, but I bet the have about the same stuff.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #13
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I'm wondering how the paint is going to hold up on the screening. Maybe a primer and then a dullcote would help it last.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #14
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Yeah I thought about priming but decided not to. Guess we'll just have to find out how it holds up

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