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Old 08-31-2009, 11:31 AM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

No I'm not doing the 7 individual pieces. I'm not that skilled. LOL but I'm going to match 2 pieces behind the grill and have the seam behind one of the pillars. but from the front it'll look like one piece.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:46 AM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

I see...that will be perfect then!!! I like that mesh your bought...was it very expensive?
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:47 AM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

yeah nate what was the cost?
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:29 PM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

I think it was like $10. That with the other mesh sheet that Brad used came to $15.
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

hey, i've been thinking about doing the srt replica grill, then i saw your thread and i decided to go for it. I couldnt find the mesh you used, but i did find the mesh white wk swagga used. It is about $10 a sheet at lowes, although one sheet isnt enough you need 2. I just finished its dark now but i can try to get some pictures.

I used your thread as a guide, i pretty much just started cutting out the old vertical pieces then sanded all the high spots down.

The only problem i ran into was getting this mesh to contour to the grill.. i'm not sure if you ran into this problem, but this stuff might be a little thicker and harder to work with so i tried to curve/bend it to fit. The tighter you make the screws on top/ bottom the better it fits, I also used some larger washers to cover more area helping it curve.

Nice write up though, thanks for the guide.

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with paint and screws i probably only spent $25
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

^^^^ Nice work!!! I can't wait to see the pics. I'm going to do mint this weekend. That's sone thick mesh huh... LOL How was it to cut?
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

i used a pair of dykes, tin snips would probably work too, yes it is really thick but i like, not that there is any pressure on the grill but if there ever were to be it wouldnt bend at all.

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dykes are really tedious, id recommend tin snips
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

so yes i spent some time with metal shears and a dremel with a few bits and an exacto knife and got all the plastic pieces off of the grill and the inside of the grill is as smooth as it could be... i'd def recommend a dremel to have a smooth finish for the mesh to sit on. makes life a lot easier!!! here is a pic of my grill now without the insert or mesh ill be putting in the mesh tonight

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The grill looks clean without any inserts! LOL
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

holy chit you did f-up your hand! looks like it is coming along nicely...

I should be getting the overland chrome lower valance this week and will install that and mesh on the lower valance! I hate waiting for parts haha
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

Nice!!! I wonder if I should try painting my grill myself once it's off. I wish I could trade this chrome grill with someone with a white grill to match the color of my jeep.
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Re: How to: Mesh grill on a 08 WK

Damn Irf, sorry about your hand.

But seriously who can I pay to do this for me? LOL (nate or irf or davy) since you three are local?

I would love black mesh on my chrome grill.
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