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Old 07-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Project grill completed!!

Finally finish my grill mod last week. Here are pics!!

This is about 7-10 feet long. Flexible, which is good, makes it easy to shape!


I measured the back of the grill where I was going to put them & then cut the pieces out. I had to trim them down a bit more cause they where a little big still. But it was all part of the plan.


After cutting them to the right size. I molded them each to there location. One by one on each opening.


They are painted black on both sides & clear coated on both sides.


These are a 1x1 inch square adhesive backing found at home depot. 10 bucks for 100 of them. Saw something else I wanted to use but figure these would be less work. I did use the adhesive that's on the back of them. But I also added epoxy to the edges to hold them down better


The final project! I forgot to pre-cut the opening for the hood lock. But it wasn't a big deal. Besides, being on there first & bringing it out made it better to see where I needed to cut!!!

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Finally finish my grill mod last week. Here are pics!!

I only see a single pic... not picS.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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That is truly amazing. How did you do it??
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Wow looks good. A lot cheaper then buying them.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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That is truly amazing. How did you do it??
x2 interested... specifically in how you molded them? assuming you didn't just bang the mesh with a soft mallet after you mocked them up in the grill...

did you just do it by hand?

looks good..
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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ah - there are the rest of the pics.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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Looks good!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #8
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x2 interested... specifically in how you molded them? assuming you didn't just bang the mesh with a soft mallet after you mocked them up in the grill...

did you just do it by hand?

looks good..
no, no, no. the metal mesh is flexible enough to bend with ease. No hammer needed!

With the grill off & looking at the back. I measure the length & width beyond the openingabout an inch or two. Better to have more than less! I cut the first piece out & layer it on the opening. Found it to be a bit big both directions. So I cute it down to size & used that to mark the rest of the piece to cute out.

After all pieces cute out. I did each hole with its own mesh & bend them to their location.set them aside in order. I marked on the grill where I was going to layer each square pieces. A few on the bottom had to be offset due to the grill design. You'll see when you take it off. I cleaned the location where the squares would go & applied them. I added lock tight gel epoxy to the edges for added security. While the cure, I went & painted & clear coated the mesh. I used zipties to hold it together. The square s have openings on yhem that the zipties go through.

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Hahaha! I typed that using my phone.hence the typo!
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cool! thanks for the input. I need to get off my arse and do this mod...
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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No problem bub! Glad to help! Makes you get a big grin when your done! Now I'm going to make my own door seals!
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #12
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I have seen this mod several times and its great that people show instructional pics.
What is the purpose in cutting out seperate pieces?
Why not cut one big sheet -paint - and then attach using the attachment method....Havent done this mod , just asking the rationale...
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I have seen this mod several times and its great that people show instructional pics.
What is the purpose in cutting out seperate pieces?
Why not cut one big sheet -paint - and then attach using the attachment method....Havent done this mod , just asking the rationale...
The piece I bought wasn't wide enough to putting that way, otherwise I would of. But it was long enough to cover each hole from top to bottom & just wide enough to cover it from side to side. So I had to do it in pieces.

But as I was making this. I felt like not using the metal mesh I wanted to go back to the haedware store & see if I could find something different. Or some other store. But that would be a feature remake project. For now I will keep the metal mesh & just work on the door sills!!!
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Looks nice! I couldnt find the mesh..is it for concrete?, so I bought the RR Mesh kit for $45...but its a bolt in install. Your mod is one of the better ones. The gutter guard and screen ones look like DIY. Good job!
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Looks nice! I couldnt find the mesh..is it for concrete?, so I bought the RR Mesh kit for $45...but its a bolt in install. Your mod is one of the better ones. The gutter guard and screen ones look like DIY. Good job!
Thank you very much!

Not sure what it is for.I really didn't read what it said. Was just looking for what I wanted & how much.

I got it at home depot.I believe in the building section.there was others like that in the same section.even ones that were as wide as it was long.
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Did mine this last weekend and it worked great. However, it got so hot today the epoxy melted.
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Sweet, looks good dude. I did mine this past weekend as well. I used black plastic gutter covers on mine though. I also removed the double sided tape from the anchors and just used a plastic epoxy to secure them.
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Looks Great
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Sweet, looks good dude. I did mine this past weekend as well. I used black plastic gutter covers on mine though. I also removed the double sided tape from the anchors and just used a plastic epoxy to secure them.
Hmmm...I was thinking of doing that but decided against it, probably should have. Well, have to do them all over again anyway, maybe I'll do that, with better epoxy.
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Oh, I also tried the black plastic rolls of gutter guards the first go and my first ride in the jeep and the zip ties just tore through the holes. Didn't have them on super tight either. Let me know if you have better luck.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #22
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I left the double side tape on cause I didn't feel like doing extra work.besides a little extra help on holding them down doesn't hurt. If you have pics of your work on here I can't see them cause I'm on the app right now.but I do want to see your project

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