Does this have to be done one strip at a time, 7 times? No way to make it a one piece install?
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.
2012 JKU Sport S, RK 2.5" Max Travel, Bilstein Shocks, AEV Savegre Wheels, GY Duratrac 315/70R17
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 .
My name is T.J., I used to drive a TJ. Then I bought a JK. My name is still TJ.
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!
__________________ 2007 Sahara - Rescue Green, 2-Door, 6-spd, 4.10 gears & dual tops. AEV 2.5" lift, hood, drop brackets, snorkel & rear slider. Cobra 75 WX XT CB, Mastercraft Grab Handles, Rugged Ridge light bar, hydraulic hood struts, T&T Customs Adventure Series sliders & IPF 968 lights. Waiting to be installed: River Raider breather extension, and not much else for this year...