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post #166 of 246 Old 03-11-2012, 02:20 PM
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Does this have to be done one strip at a time, 7 times? No way to make it a one piece install?

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Can't be done in one strip if you use gutter guard. Gutter Guard is only approximately 6" wide. You'd have to find some other sort of mesh to use in order to get it done in one single strip.

Well I actually got the undercoating to work. I was able to paint a layer of Rustoleum acrylic over the top of it and it dried perfectly fine. Looks awesome! I have no idea why they didn't include some sort of mesh behind the grill from the factory.






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post #167 of 246 Old 03-31-2012, 02:28 PM
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My anchors broke loose so I approached the problem a little differently the 2nd time around.

I got the rugged ridge bezels and drilled holes top and bottom to bolt the mesh on. Decided to try white mesh instead of the black I used last time, the contrast against the bezels looks pretty cool.

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post #168 of 246 Old 05-15-2012, 10:01 AM
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That looks awesome

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post #169 of 246 Old 05-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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That looks awesome


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Over a year later, still loving the gutter guard...
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post #170 of 246 Old 08-17-2012, 07:23 PM
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In the pink

Painted the mesh pink. Thought I would post mine as well, I had the grill inserts on the front before the grill mod. Had to cut the mesh at the clips on the rear side. Still came out good.
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post #171 of 246 Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 AM
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looks good on a JK probably not so good on a TJ
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post #172 of 246 Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 AM
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Did this DIY mod today. It protects the radiator and looks cool. Cost about $20 at Lowes and an hour of my time, and I have plenty of supplies left. I used Gorilla glue to hold down the mounts, as I heard others had problems with the adhesive strips for the zip-ties. The gutter guard mesh rolls were in the far right-end of the store at my particular Lowes. I was extremely surprised at how easy it was to remove the front grill and do this .


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post #173 of 246 Old 01-30-2013, 02:55 PM
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Easy install, 6 cuts and some screws.
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post #174 of 246 Old 01-30-2013, 08:41 PM
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Everybody's after pics look awesome. I can't wait to do this to mine. Great idea
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post #175 of 246 Old 01-30-2013, 08:58 PM
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Not sure if i posted yet but heres mine! Reslly easy.. Used super glue and removed the adhesive pads, never comin off!
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post #176 of 246 Old 03-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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08Heltos - Any issues with overheating? Looks really similar to what I am getting ready to do to my grill, but wondered about the effect of restricted airflow.

Image is of the Rugged Ridge XHD Aluminum Bumper and the material I am considering for the grill. Grill will be plasti dipped black.
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08Heltos - Any issues with overheating? Looks really similar to what I am getting ready to do to my grill, but wondered about the effect of restricted airflow.

Image is of the Rugged Ridge XHD Aluminum Bumper and the material I am considering for the grill. Grill will be plasti dipped black.


No not at all. Even in the texas heat at 105+ there were no problems!
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post #178 of 246 Old 03-20-2013, 02:56 PM
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No not at all. Even in the texas heat at 105+ there were no problems!
Thanks! Should be just fine in the cool air of Colorado . . . just a bit paranoid about the heat, having come from Arizona . . .
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post #179 of 246 Old 03-24-2013, 06:14 PM
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Cost me $35 but I did mine today.





I had a damn hard time with just ONE of the zip tie mounts. Even with JB weld helping to secure them.


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post #180 of 246 Old 04-07-2013, 12:55 PM
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Started this yesterday and was super-gluing the wire-tie bases down this afternoon when - sploosh - the tube of glue let go. Very luckily I didn't adhere to anything, but my fingers will have a peculiar coating for a couple of days.

I now know all about cyanoacrylate and was re-introduced to my old friend acetone.

I'm off to cut and spray the metal mesh (Lowe's gutter guard) black. Should look great on my Rescue Green Jeep!

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