DIY mesh grill radiator protector - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > Wrangler General Discussion > DIY mesh grill radiator protector

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueRough Country Lift Kits and Parts!

Reply
Unread 08-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #1
OILBOOM
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 33
DIY mesh grill radiator protector

I just got a '08 JK a week ago and from my past experience of catching a bad rock that fudged the radiator of my '02 TJ, I thought I should protect this one some how..

I googled around and saw what was available product wise and said screw this, I'll do it myself.

Went to home depot and headed over to their chain link fencing and such section and bought a roll of this: PEAK
Hardware Mesh - 36 inches x 15 feet - Black
The squares are 1/2” x 1/2”.. black plastic, won't rust.. Easy to replace if f'd up over time/rocks.

Headed over to the electrical section and grabbed a bag of zip ties and a couple bags of these MARR UV Black Mounting Base - Bag of 8 These are like stickers, you peel the backing off, stick them on and use zip ties that go through them to secure wire or whatever.

I cut 7 separate pieces of the mesh at 3.5 inches x 12.5 inches but you could just do one big piece. I did separate pieces to avoid any possible buckling/bulging of the mesh.

You want to be able to work on the inside of the grill, so pop up the six or so 2-piece push pins that hold the top of the grill on. Tug on the bottom of the grill to unclip it free from the body. It can just sit there at an angle on your bumper.

I cleaned around the inside of each vent so the adhesive on the mounting base things would stick properly. Once clean and dry I stuck the zip tie mounts around the inside of each vent. Then one by one I took each piece of mesh and zip tied them into place using the mounting bases..

Snap the grill back on.. put the push-pins back in and done. Looks awesome.

It took about 30min and $40 Canadian.

I have a **** load of of the mesh left so I guess I will quit my job and start selling kits like a momo on eBay now.

__________________
- Garret
OILBOOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.