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Old 08-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Homebrew Grille Guard attachment

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Title. Have invested a total of 6$ into a roll of bugscreen to slide in behind the slots. Mounting is the only hang up. No way in hell am I gonna go through taking off the grille, i despise the rust issues this thing has given me already. So what I've been thinkin' is either an epoxy, which would be hard to apply back there, or drill 3 holes a side and get some zipties in there. The ties would be more secure I feel, but dunno if I wanna go through sheetmetal. And the epoxy would just be difficult to find a way to reach in there and apply enough at good points for it to be secure.

Anyone else have some groundbreaking ideas? I'll be sure to pop up some pics of the process when all is said and done.

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Couldn't you just poke some holes in the screen and loop the zip ties around the slats in the grill? I don't think it would be that noticeable.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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Couldn't you just poke some holes in the screen and loop the zip ties around the slats in the grill? I don't think it would be that noticeable.
This is why I need other people lol. I like that idea to keep the middle of it tight, definitely will use that.

So I guess the main problem is attaching the edges in a clean looking manner that keeps the whole thing tension-ed a bit
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I decided to use something a little stronger than screening. I choose to use expanded metal. I painted it black and slide it behind the grill. it was easy to get in with out removing anything and I used zip-ties in discreet areas around the slats. it has held up great for the past two years.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I decided to use something a little stronger than screening. I choose to use expanded metal. I painted it black and slide it behind the grill. it was easy to get in with out removing anything and I used zip-ties in discreet areas around the slats. it has held up great for the past two years.
"borrowed" a good amount of zip ties from work, I'll try and fashion this up before I go tomy bar pin eliminators. Be back in an hour
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I made a "window screen" from Lowes for my motorhome then screwed it to the grill. Going to do something similar for the Jeep but haven't got around to it yet

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