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xocoley93xo 12-07-2012 08:26 AM

Black Grill Cover
I have a 2011 wrangler unlimited sahara and I currently have the black grill inserts but I have been looking to buy an entire black grill and I have no luck when it comes to searching for one online. Any suggestions on where to buy one?

kramer2k 12-07-2012 08:29 AM

What is a grill cover?

Will you post up a picture of an example?

Jared66 12-07-2012 08:35 AM

Like a grill cover for winter you mean? Like a tarp over the front end idea? Jeep does make them. So im told, the dealership usually has to order them, they're not a northern dealership.never seen one though.

xocoley93xo 12-07-2012 08:37 AM

here is an example of what I mean

StumpMT 12-07-2012 08:42 AM

Check this thread out. I plan on doing it when I get my Jeep. From what I've read about it it seems really durable and very inexpensive.

MikeK46 12-07-2012 11:49 AM

You can Plasti-Dip, paint, or bedline your grill to make it black.

kramer2k 12-07-2012 11:56 AM

Black grill cover

paleh0rse 12-07-2012 12:01 PM

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No shit, I actually just ordered this one this week, and it arrived last night!

MikeK46 12-07-2012 12:10 PM

xocoley93xo 12-07-2012 06:10 PM

Okay clearly black grill cover was a bad choice of words, but it is the piece that covers the grill. I have also seen it called the grill overlay.

xocoley93xo 12-07-2012 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by MikeK46 (Post 3077667)
You can Plasti-Dip, paint, or bedline your grill to make it black.

I bedlined my rims and they came out horrible, so I would rather pay a couple hundred for a grill overlay that was already the color I want.

black betty2012 12-07-2012 06:36 PM

We call those a bra. I dunno where that name came from. Heh

Peter T 12-07-2012 06:44 PM

Are you talking about the grill insert. If so I bought one from rugged ridge.

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MudRunner 12-07-2012 06:52 PM

I do not think they make grille covers. That image you posted was simply a mountain edition which came with a grey grille. You could either A. Buy a mountain edition grille or B. Have your grille professionally powdercoated.

kappaknight 12-16-2012 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by Peter T (Post 3078913)
Are you talking about the grill insert. If so I bought one from rugged ridge.

That looks good. I guess I'll just go this route. I have already driving all over Atlanta looking for expanded metal in the diamond pattern and could not find any for sale that has the size, material and pattern I wanted. I probably already spent more than I would have just buying the pre-fab'ed ones.

mtfisherim 12-16-2012 12:40 PM

Grill 1 pc insert
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My 07 came with a one piece insert... I like it a lot.
Best pic I could find...

Lycian 12-18-2012 04:22 AM

I Plastidipped my grille for around $6, and it came out great. The great thing about PD is it's pretty durable after it cures, but if you don't like it, you can always just peel it off.

GoldenSahara00 12-18-2012 04:24 AM


Originally Posted by kramer2k (Post 3077687)

Classic :thumb: :rofl:

jimjeep495 12-18-2012 09:39 AM

Black Grill
Try here: Results for black grill - All Things Jeep - Search

Havok 12-18-2012 01:13 PM

I plasti-dipped mine it came out great

6 bucks and easy to do.

MTH 12-18-2012 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by xocoley93xo
here is an example of what I mean


Originally Posted by xocoley93xo
Okay clearly black grill cover was a bad choice of words, but it is the piece that covers the grill. I have also seen it called the grill overlay.

That's not a grille cover--that's a mineral grey grille. My mountain edition came with the same grille. The grille itself is a different color from the body.

The best thing to do as an aftermarket option is to just plasti-dip or bedline your current grille. A local body shop could do it for you for very low cost.

2five22 12-18-2012 01:34 PM

They used to make grille covers. I had a stainless one on my CJ5 in the 1980s, but I have never seen a black one for the newer models.

If you know you want a black or other color grille, the long term answer is to paint it. If you want to try the look or save cash, then plasti-dip is the way to go.

loueydalump 12-18-2012 02:12 PM

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Yes, Plasti-Dip is def different than Bedliner ... PD'd mine and it came out great, too

steve66 12-18-2012 03:30 PM

I have seen entire black grills on ebay for 100 bucks, check that out.

Yellow Whale 12-18-2012 03:45 PM

Plasti Dip
Where did you get the plasti dip

Havok 12-18-2012 03:53 PM

got mine at home depot and i've seen them at wally world

panthermark 12-18-2012 05:45 PM


Originally Posted by Yellow Whale (Post 3118533)
Where did you get the plasti dip

Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Amazon.

It is like $6 a can. Remove your grill, plasti-dip, and call it a day. When you get tired of it in a year....just peel it off. I plasti-dipped my rims. Love it...

Its_a_jeep_thing 12-20-2012 10:15 PM

I instal 3m paint protection film for a living and they make film in a Matt finish among many others and you could achieve the looking your going for with that. I'm not sure how durable the colored vinyl is because I don't have much experience with that film in particular but I know the clear paint protection film is very durable.

Daniel_M 12-21-2012 08:20 AM

The different colored grille is standard on the Mountain Edition. I say bedline thing yourself. You really can't mess it up. The grille comes off easily. Scuff with sandpaper, clean, hit with primer and hit with rattle can. The textured finish of bedliner will hide imperfections in paint better than a gloss would.

I don't think anyone makes a colored cap for the grilles. OR do the prep work yourself and have someone else who knows how to paint spray it on for you.


tabber02 12-21-2012 05:54 PM

you could get it wrapped too. lots of companies are looking to wrap vehicles, probably wouldn't be to difficult to getting a wrap done for the grill.


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