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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.




Got it painted today. Looks pretty good. Just wish I could have got the honeycomb to work. I'll give it my last attempt tomorrow. I'm trying to make it fit without cutting the bumper. Definitely don't want to cut the bumper.

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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

Looks good. Can't you trim the grill instead of the bumper?
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.





Well, used a sawzall and cut the grill on the two lower curved corners. That did it! The body lines are slightly off, but they are pretty damn close. No cutting of the bumper required.
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

So I decided to go the poverty route and plastidip my chrome grill. Is there something I'm doing wrong as plastidip seems to be sensitive/prone to peel. I haven't fitted the grill on the car yet and a slight knock on the thing peels the damn thing.
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

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So I decided to go the poverty route and plastidip my chrome grill. Is there something I'm doing wrong as plastidip seems to be sensitive/prone to peel. I haven't fitted the grill on the car yet and a slight knock on the thing peels the damn thing.

Get the matching paint to your car in a spray can, or any color you like. An adhesion promoter. And clear coat.
I just did this for my chrome mirror caps and it holds like factory paint.

Clean and sand grill with 400 paper. Clean again.
2 coats primer (adhesion promoter) follow instructions but it's 5 to 10 minutes apart. Let dry for 30 minutes.
Apply a couple of paint coats. If you have leaks, wet sand and repaint.
Let dry and clear coat a couple of layers.

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Get the matching paint to your car in a spray can, or any color you like. An adhesion promoter. And clear coat.
I just did this for my chrome mirror caps and it holds like factory paint.

Clean and sand grill with 400 paper. Clean again.
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Apply a couple of paint coats. If you have leaks, wet sand and repaint.
Let dry and clear coat a couple of layers.

Don't forget respirator :-)
I was thinking that initially. But panel beaters werent willing to do the chrome grill if I paid them to because they're suggested it will peel when stones hit it. Thinking it is probably better than plastidip.
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

I had my 2012 grill done, and it held nicely. I traded it in for a 2015 two months ago. So it held 2 years in northeast wether and off reading no problem.
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Well, used a sawzall and cut the grill on the two lower curved corners. That did it! The body lines are slightly off, but they are pretty damn close. No cutting of the bumper required.

Any details on where u cut the grill at? Maybe u can draw on top a print of the grille with photoshop or paint? Really would like to be able to sell my chrome grille but need the backing.
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Any details on where u cut the grill at? Maybe u can draw on top a print of the grille with photoshop or paint? Really would like to be able to sell my chrome grille but need the backing.
Absolutely. I will try to do it this weekend and post back here.
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

Ok, so to get the SRT8 grille to fit, you have to cut the nubs off from the corners



That's it! The mounting holes line up perfectly; it's just those extra wide corners that mess things up. Just remove any material outside of the red lines. I actually found it easier to mount the grill to the Jeep and then remove the material.
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Re: SRT8 Grill on Non-SRT8 GCs... first try.

Finally got around to installing my SRT grille on my 2011 Limited. I took a different route. I was concerned about the body lines under the headlight not lining up, so at first thought about installing a spacer to kick out the lower end of the grille. Took my bumper cover off a did a test fit to see what was up. The entire grille assembly was not sliding down far enough into the bumper cover, so I trimmed my bumper cover lip (the portion that would be on the bottom of the grille) about half an inch the entire length of the bumper cover, leaving the tabs intact of course and that did it. Used a dremmel with a cut off wheel. Now the grille can sit deeper down in the bumper cover thus eliminating the body line issue. The bumper cover installed with ease. No wrestling with it like others have done. Looks like it came from the factory as the trimmed portion of the bumper cover is hidden once installed. It was so simple guys. Thanks Al
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Finally got around to installing my SRT grille on my 2011 Limited. I took a different route. I was concerned about the body lines under the headlight not lining up, so at first thought about installing a spacer to kick out the lower end of the grille. Took my bumper cover off a did a test fit to see what was up. The entire grille assembly was not sliding down far enough into the bumper cover, so I trimmed my bumper cover lip (the portion that would be on the bottom of the grille) about half an inch the entire length of the bumper cover, leaving the tabs intact of course and that did it. Used a dremmel with a cut off wheel. Now the grille can sit deeper down in the bumper cover thus eliminating the body line issue. The bumper cover installed with ease. No wrestling with it like others have done. Looks like it came from the factory as the trimmed portion of the bumper cover is hidden once installed. It was so simple guys. Thanks Al

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