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Re: HOW TO: 2014 Grill ring removal

I sent "scotts paint(ur50slo@aol.com)" both an email and PM about getting my rings done, but still no response in over two weeks. Maybe he is busy, or just not doing this kind of work anymore...?

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Re: HOW TO: 2014 Grill ring removal

is it posible to change the grill "honeycomb" part behind the grill without taking the front facia off?
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Re: HOW TO: 2014 Grill ring removal

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is it posible to change the grill "honeycomb" part behind the grill without taking the front facia off?

I don't know for 100% fact but based on what I have seen I would say no.


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is it posible to change the grill "honeycomb" part behind the grill without taking the front facia off?

After trying to tackle it myself, I will concur but make it a definite no. Full facia removal to change honeycomb.


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After trying to tackle it myself, I will concur but make it a definite no. Full facia removal to change honeycomb.
Well you didn't try hard enough, but I don't blame you. There are tons of users here who have done it from opening the hood and doing it from the "top-down" method. Also cutting out the old grill makes it easier. Which is also what I did.

Just an FYI, you DO NOT have to remove the front fascia. But after trying from the top, you still may want to anyway.

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$3 at home depot. Worked like a charm on the rings. Took me 5 minutes to pop em out. After bottom and left side out u can pull it out.

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$3 at home depot. Worked like a charm on the rings. Took me 5 minutes to pop em out. After bottom and left side out u can pull it out.

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Unfortunately the sun doesn't help take a picture. Neither does flash. Looks just like rest of truck now and I like it much better than the plasti dip black plus gloss stuff that was on before. Definately gloss black and after not even 24 hours i put back on truck and it was dry enough to put on and pound on. 3 coats easy out of one bottle and it was $3 can.
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Unfortunately the sun doesn't help take a picture. Neither does flash. Looks just like rest of truck now and I like it much better than the plasti dip black plus gloss stuff that was on before. Definately gloss black and after not even 24 hours i put back on truck and it was dry enough to put on and pound on. 3 coats easy out of one bottle and it was $3 can.
Did you not have to sand or remove the chrome at all before spraying?
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No sanding required. Stuff is made for that type of surface. I removed rings easily using technique I mentioned previously. I pulled them out. Took plasti dip off. Put about 3 coats on. Waited 20 hours or so. Stuck em back on. Looks real nice indeed. My backup plan was to go back to dipping them or have it professionally done... time will tell, just did this yesterday
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No sanding required. Stuff is made for that type of surface. I removed rings easily using technique I mentioned previously. I pulled them out. Took plasti dip off. Put about 3 coats on. Waited 20 hours or so. Stuck em back on. Looks real nice indeed. My backup plan was to go back to dipping them or have it professionally done... time will tell, just did this yesterday
Awesome. I think I will be giving it a try this weekend and do the same process. I'm bored and tired of redoing the dip.

Thanks for the info and it looks great on your Jeep!
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Well after struggling with this on two separate attempts and finally getting it on the third I thought I would try to give back to the community with a how to.

I purchased another set of grill rings from another forum member and had them painted black. The stock part numbers of the 7 rings from left (passenger side) to right are:

365644
365638
365640
365637
365639
365641
365648

At least I am assuming these are the part numbers as they are the only numbers I can find on the rings I removed.

Time: 1-3 hours depending on how quickly you get the first one out
Difficulty: 3/10, 1/10 second time around.
Tools Needed: Plastic trim removal kit

I started by going to auto zone and purchasing a trim removal kit as I have needed one for a while and this was a great opportunity. The one I purchased is below and was about $20.



This is the one tool out of the kit that I ended up using and found it to be really fast.



I started by putting some blue painters tape around the areas that I was going to be working as another layer of protection to keep from scratching anything although after the first 2 I stopped doing this as I fine tuned the process.

My process was to start on the left (passenger side) ring in the bottom by pushing the tool between the ring and the grille. Due to the wedge shape of the tool it will push the ring out but you may need to use a little leverage as well to release the clips. I then worked this same process up the left side then moved to the right side. I was able to get them out by doing this at only 5 locations one bottom, and 2 each side (images below) At this point you can pull the lower part of the ring toward you and down and it will pop loose from the top. I did not pull hard but did use a little "rocking" action to get it loose.

Once you get the first one out the other 6 go increasingly fast. For reference the first one took about 45 minutes and the last one took 30 seconds. Here are a few pictures of the "process"

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Step 4



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Ring itself





all 7 out




To re-install the painted rings just line up the ring and make sure the "tabs" are in the slots then push them back in until you hear/feel the click. My only word of wisdom is to make sure that the tabs are in the slots before you push the rings in otherwise you will have to take it back out and risk scratching them up.

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I hope this was helpful and please let me know if you have any specific questions.

I'm tackling this in a couple of days. You my friend are a saint. I need all the help I can get and this is perfect!


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