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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Grill inserts

The previous owner of my jeep put all of this chrome on it. At first I thought it was okay but I'm getting tired of it. I want to take off the hood scoop and the grill inserts off. Is there a way to do it with out chipping the paint or leaving glue/tape crap on the paint?

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #2
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For that scoop use a hair dryer and get it hot. Should peel off. Then goo gone for anything left behind.

It actually. Serves a purpose but its your choice

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Okay thank you sir
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I put black grille inserts on mine. There was no tape or adhesive, just snapped on.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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I put black grille inserts on mine. There was no tape or adhesive, just snapped on.
Thanks for the info, a friend told me they were glued on so I didn't even try taking them off myself
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, a friend told me they were glued on so I didn't even try taking them off myself
Not unless the PO unnecessarily glued them on
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Not unless the PO unnecessarily glued them on
Nope I just took them out they were snapped in just like you said.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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Don't know if your wanting to replace 'em with something else, but I put black Drake inserts in mine and love them, they are low key on my black Jeep but look great.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:50 AM   #9
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Don't know if your wanting to replace 'em with something else, but I put black Drake inserts in mine and love them, they are low key on my black Jeep but look great.
I'm not sure if I'm going to replace them but I'll have to take a look at those, thanks for the post
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #10
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Paint the scoop and ditch the inserts. Scoop does stuff
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:49 AM   #11
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Flip that scoop around. Unless you want crap collecting in it. that's what I did

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:24 AM   #12
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You can use rattlecan bedliner or plasti dip on those grille inserts if you want to use them without the chrome look. Black them out. If you don't want them, PM me and I'll buy the inserts off of you. Been wanting some black ones.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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You can use rattlecan bedliner or plasti dip on those grille inserts if you want to use them without the chrome look. Black them out. If you don't want them, PM me and I'll buy the inserts off of you. Been wanting some black ones.
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Paint the scoop and ditch the inserts. Scoop does stuff
what should i use to paint the scoop?
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I'm not to versed in painting stuff but as long as you scuff it well and use a rubberized paint it should come out well. I guess you could use plasti-dip or a good undercoat
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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If it's chrome now, I'd scuff it with a grey pad or fine steel wool, then use an adhesion promoter first, then your color....you could even use a black primer first then a black paint - bedliner, rubberized undercoat, etc...
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I'm not to versed in painting stuff but as long as you scuff it well and use a rubberized paint it should come out well. I guess you could use plasti-dip or a good undercoat
Thanks for the info!
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #18
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FWIW ... nothing that's "paint" will stick to chrome for very long. You may have some luck with a bed-lining product or something of that nature. But using paint is a waste of time.
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I'm looking for the inserts for an 04 rubi that have the mesh grilling inside of them. Anyone seen them? I only saw them for the jk.
Thanks!
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I'm looking for the inserts for an 04 rubi that have the mesh grilling inside of them. Anyone seen them? I only saw them for the jk.
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I've never seen them come stock like that, but I have seen people modify the regular chrome inserts by adding mesh from your local hardware store to the back of them. Looks pretty good if you plastidip the inserts

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