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Old 08-26-2009, 12:14 PM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

I think you should cut it down to "kinda" fit (90-95% of the required trimming), then paint, then secure and then do the final little trimming. You will want to do the least amount of trimming and cutting after it is painted, this will ensure you don't scratch or chip the painted aluminum...at least in theory haha!!! And make sure you use a towel for your grill too!!!
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

just came back from home depot and the one by my job didn't have that aluminum mesh!!! so i have to go to the one by my house on the way home but i did get the screws and paint

thanks brad i will do it that way first
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

A Stone white WK with Black Chrome trim, grill, and vipers would be ultimate pure ridiculous crazy sexiness to the 5th power. LOL
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

ok so i went to the home depot by my house and i saw the mesh that you got but the only issue was that it was bent in half throughout the whole pallet so i didn't want to get that. i got this one instead... they are small squares and it came in a roll. lets see how this turns out

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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

I know the mesh you're talking about that's on a pallet. I couldn't find anything in Lowe's last night. I'm going to go to a different one when I get out of work at 3.
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

yeah the whole pallet of mesh had a nasty bend in it so i didn't want to get it. i think the small squares will work out... this will be my proj this weekend since its rianing and im not going to the meet i have all day sat to do it
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

Yeah me too. I want to make 2 mesh though. A whote one for if I ever do a black grill I want to see how a white mesh would look. and a Black mesh for the chrome grill and to see how it would look on a matching white grill or black grill. Did that make any sense??? LOL
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:35 AM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

Not really haha...but being a White WK owner I speak your language. I have another one waiting to be painted...let me know what spray paint you get for the white. Is stone white a little "off-white"? Either way white is white and I am sure it wount be that tough to match. You may be onto something with the white painted-mesh!!!

Irf glad you got some stuff for your weekend project. The square mesh will probably look cool...although before you sepnd a lot of time on it cut the plastic tabs off and mock fit a piece on the back and see if you like it. It might let too much light through the squares, but it could also look really nasty!!! I actually had a lot of fun making this as it was super simple and I like being a perfectionist...you can make this fit as well as you want to!! Another cool thing about this is you can do it all in your house if it is raining outside!

One little picece of advice. On the bottom of the grill I went too far with the mesh. When I went to put the grill back on the car it was hitting the tabs and wouldnt allow me to get a flush fit. I had to trim around the tabs and use a hammer to press the edges down next to the tabs. SOO, make enough slack all the way around to ensure you have a solid mounting point for the screws, but on the base of the grill do not trim around the tabs like I did; make a straight line either even with or right above the bottom tabs. Mine fit back on and is probably a tighter fit, but it is def 20 min of more work!!!

Black-chrome everything and black chrome viper wheels would be off the chain. it would be the sickest looking non-srt8 wk....daddy likey
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Black-chrome everything and black chrome viper wheels would be off the chain. it would be the sickest looking non-srt8 wk....daddy likey
I 2nd that.... You should get +reps for that statement... LMAO
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

thanks brad!!! yeah im gonna see how i like that pattern that i got... yeah im glad i can do this inside b/c the weather is shitty here for the rest of the week!!!

thanks for the info on the bottom part... there is a lot of plastic to trim off!!! im gonna use an exacto knife and a dremel with a sand disc+reg bit to chip off stuff easily and to make things smooth
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No problem, I am glad you are going to do it! You too Nate, good call!

Yeah that will finish it off nicely...I did not do a lot of sanding and I did not use a dremmel (probably would have come in handy); if you cut the tabs close enough they will be flush with the back of the grill. If you take your time (it sounds like you will) you can make this look stock/factory/oem/like it was meant to be there!!!!
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

im also thinking of putting rubber/foam of some kind at the ends of the grill that way it doesnt move or scratch up anything. we'll see how that works... ill take plenty of pics as well
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