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calebstubstad 10-09-2012 12:04 PM

grille mesh
 
seeing alot of DIY mesh grilles using gutter guards, and ive been looking.. what mesh do you guys use? ive found everything from damn near free plastic mesh, to hundreds of dollars worth of aluminum rust free stuff. what do you guys recommend?

cody.carr 10-09-2012 12:10 PM

an svt grille, it looks so much cleaner. you can find the svt grille in partouts in the bst. im not sure if there still available from tousley or not. or a euro if you have turn signals in your headlights, (ebay, mach, etc). stealthzx3 did this mod, send him a pm if your dead set on doing the mesh

calebstubstad 10-09-2012 12:12 PM

i just dropped almost all my money from my last paycheck on foglights and stuff, so i'm looking for mesh. not a huge fan of the svt grille, and i need turn signals, the mesh seems to be the cheapest way to do this, and from what i've seen, it can look sick

sam fisher 10-09-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by calebstubstad (Post 4395539)
i just dropped almost all my money from my last paycheck on foglights and stuff, so i'm looking for mesh. not a huge fan of the svt grille, and i need turn signals, the mesh seems to be the cheapest way to do this, and from what i've seen, it can look sick

i used gutter guard from home depot , it came out " alright " . its really hard to get it to take the correct shape and have it look good while on the car , i ended up just buying a new grill off ebay

sam fisher 10-09-2012 12:15 PM

but if you wanna do it you might as well go for something a little better than gutter guard lol , some of the mesh they sell precisly for this is actually pretty nice , still youd have to do all the fitting and cutting to make it look perfect . imho its a pain in the ass but if you do it right then more power to you

TerryB 10-09-2012 01:48 PM

I used some of this from Lowe's. Found it in the sheetmetal section. I had a top grill done, but went to the clear lights after. I still have the bottom done. I had to connect two pieces though.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../meshgrill.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...oyd/002-27.jpg

calebstubstad 10-09-2012 03:26 PM

Those pics look great, that's what im going for in the end. Will post pics when its done

TerryB 10-09-2012 03:43 PM

I think the mesh I bought is something like 10"x24". There are two pieces in the package. It's sold as b-b-q grill repair. It's in a flat cardboard package. The best result would be to have the two pieces tack welded together. I just overlapped mine and wire tied it. If you use this, clean it really good first and use some kind of rust protective paint. I didn't and I'm repainting it about twice a year. Too lazy to just take it out and do it right.

calebstubstad 10-09-2012 04:14 PM

I got just 6" by 3' sheets, that ill plastidip here soon. Then when I get the other fog light grille ill do that too

calebstubstad 10-09-2012 04:15 PM

Im gonna cut out the upper grille too to let my grille lights shine through more too, I hope it turns out nice


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