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Old 04-13-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Chrome Grill Removal

Just got my first Jeep...90 YJ...Anyways, previous owner had some real odd things going on with it...this chrome grill insert is KILLING me. How do i get it off??...Is it bolted in? Does it just snap off? I don't really wanna break it...

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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bling bling.

wish i knew buddy, but i've never been dumb enough to put one on. i know ccain can help you out.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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hahaha bling bling...not even funny...it's horrible!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #4
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i'm gonna bring this up to the guy i know has been in your position. we'll get ya set up in no time.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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two screws on the bottom some on the top and a couple of tabs to bend...............if i remember correctly. my boss had me put some on our older tour jeeps to hide rust and cracks.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:07 AM   #6
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um theres 2 on the top, and mine had 2 face tape under passenger blinker, theres 2 on the bottom, and I think theres a tab on each side on the bottom you have to take off
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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I got it off. Thanks alot guys. After alot of pulling and prying, it just snapped in place. Apparently it's been there a while, it kinda started to wear down the paint where it was. Still looks 100% better though. I think I might paint the inserts black and put em back in to see what that looks like. Thanks again!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:36 AM   #8
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heh-heh, mine has a chrome grill, never even dawned on me it just might be an insert,
when I get off work, I`m going to try and take it off.. Thanks guys
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #10
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Rainy mine was kinda rough getting off. Like the first 3 inserts kinda popped out, the others were horrible. I couldn't get any grip on them, and I wasn't strong enough to pull them out. I didn't wanna use a screwdriver and mess the paint up. I almost gave up and was just gonna wait for my boyfriend to get home to pull them out, but I was so annoyed with them that I just got a CD outta the jeep and used that to slide under the inserts. Haha. Not as harsh as a screwdriver, but I did snap 2 CD into pieces. Oh well
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #11
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The only thing is, mines in great shape, there is not a mark on it,, I`ll probably end up just leaving it on. I will look at what may happen though,, if it looks like I won`t screw anything up, maybe I`ll give it a shot,, just hate to take the darn thing off then go,, shoot, shoulda left it,,*LOL*
This is probably going to sound newb,, but I just never really paid attention to it, always kind of just thought it was chrome, not just an insert,, But in my defense, I did just get the thing 2 weeks ago,,heh-heh
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:46 PM   #12
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Im just gonna paint mine black along with my factory pumper
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
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I was gonna paint mine black but if it ends up looking stupid, i dont wanna deal with trying to get it off again..
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:53 PM   #14
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Im painting my benzels too, I think Ill take it off and paint the back side, and set it up there to see how it looks
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:49 AM   #15
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Yea...I painted my headlight bezels, because they were also chrome...I'm not really sure if it like it or not..but then again, my jeep is red...so i dont really know any other color i could paint them besides black, and its def. better then chrome. Has anyone ever tried to paint the windshield hinges?? I know there a pain to get off, i'm confident i could mask it & paint it..someone had a lightbar on the jeep when i got it, that was mounted to the windshield hinges & when i took it off the hinges are tore up BAD. And of course there's typical jeep rust on the hinges anyways....
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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I was gonna take and paint all my hinges so if you can get them off let me know how you did it
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #17
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Yea i def wil. I honestly dont know if i'm ready to tackle that yet. I hear they are a pain, especially the windshield ones, and they just look miserable to get off...lol..but i'll let u know if i do
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:56 PM   #18
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boy oh boy, there`s some brutal folks here aren`t there?..*heheheh*
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:38 PM   #19
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Why brutal?? I dont get it
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:47 AM   #20
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I hate the damn post ones on the top of the windsheild to get it to fold, it dont wanna fold so I had to bolt it back up
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:30 AM   #21
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chrome grill......inserts.........two different things, right?
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:06 AM   #22
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Yeah 2 different things, the chrome grille is an over lay, the inserts snap into the grill
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:33 AM   #23
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that's what i thought. folks here are comparing apples and oranges.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:02 AM   #24
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Yeah pretty much
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:37 AM   #27
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it almost sounds like someone put an overlay over inserts.
i tried to put one on mr cliffords silver whatever but couldn't get my photo program to do it.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #28
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Mine has a chrome grill, I decided I like it.

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