OK. i got the grille done today at rockville motors in MD.. Great shop, got it done for a reasonable $80..
That said, during the install some of the plastidip chipped off.. argh, i expected it though (shouldve been more careful). Here are some pics - cant tell from more than a foot away that the pastidip had come off in places. I took the chrome plastidipp'd piece off again. Interestingly enough, i like the naked grille look the best
so now im a bit torn -- options
1) Leave the mesh grille as is without the chrome piece. It makes the Jeep look very rugged. love the look.
2) Paint the chrome piece body color
3) Paint the chrome piece flat black
4) plastidip again, and be more careful during install this time.
That said, i love the fact that i was able to remove all the plastidip within 5 minutes off the grille to reveal the chrome still in like new condition.