Mesh Grill Mod.....with Pics! - Page 14 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #196 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 06:22 PM
gcan
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: clementon
Posts: 286
I went with the original black plastic gutter guard, used JB weld to secure the little plastic things. That was early spring. It's been thru an aweful lot of mud and water since then, and looks the same as the day I installed it. There isn't a gap with the plastic, so nothing falls inside. And it's stopped a (ok, small) tree branch and all the other crap in the woods here from beating up my radiator. best $10 I ever spent!

gcan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #197 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 08:39 PM
Gumby1
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 131
What dept do you guys get the plastic pieces that stick on? Electrical dept? Like what are they actually for? I asked a guy at Home Depot and he looked at me like I had 3 eyes when I explained what I was doing, "we don't sell Jeep parts here, try the dealer just down the road" was what I got.
Gumby1 is offline  
post #198 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 08:46 PM
AlbertaJeeper
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumby1 View Post
What dept do you guys get the plastic pieces that stick on? Electrical dept? Like what are they actually for? I asked a guy at Home Depot and he looked at me like I had 3 eyes when I explained what I was doing, "we don't sell Jeep parts here, try the dealer just down the road" was what I got.
I don't remember specifically but anything that says electrical or computer should be the way to go. Generally for small electrical wires or computer cables
AlbertaJeeper is offline  
post #199 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Gumby1
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlbertaJeeper View Post
I don't remember specifically but anything that says electrical or computer should be the way to go. Generally for small electrical wires or computer cables
Perfect, I'll go have another look, thanks!
Gumby1 is offline  
post #200 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 09:54 PM
AlbertaJeeper
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumby1 View Post
Perfect, I'll go have another look, thanks!
Here's what I found for reference:


Where abouts in Alberta are you?
AlbertaJeeper is offline  
post #201 of 246 Old 10-06-2013, 10:33 PM
Kiriesh
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Redwood City
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumby1 View Post
What dept do you guys get the plastic pieces that stick on? Electrical dept? Like what are they actually for? I asked a guy at Home Depot and he looked at me like I had 3 eyes when I explained what I was doing, "we don't sell Jeep parts here, try the dealer just down the road" was what I got.
They're either ziptie mounts or cable mounts depending on who you ask. Should be in the wiring/electrical section of any hardware store. Be sure to remove the crappy adhesive pad they come with and just superglue the plastic mount directly onto the back of the grill.

Sent from my SAMSUNG using JeepForum
Kiriesh is offline  
post #202 of 246 Old 10-07-2013, 06:11 AM
Gumby1
Registered User
2014 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 131
Where abouts in Alberta are you?[/QUOTE]

I'm down in Medicine Hat
Gumby1 is offline  
post #203 of 246 Old 11-25-2013, 08:21 PM
irishluck
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: kansas city
Posts: 314
I actually had to redo mine after 7 months of my guards on the grill.

The sticky pads finally came undone. Im actually redoing it right now and gluing down as well.
Attached Images
       
irishluck is offline  
post #204 of 246 Old 07-29-2014, 03:39 PM
nimitz68
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Park Ridge
Posts: 28
This is awesome... I was just looking for an affordable way to protect my EXPENSIVE radiator on my 01 XJ and my 92 XJ. Just bought the items on Amazon. I will provide pics when I get to the project!!! Thanks for the GREAT advice!!
nimitz68 is offline  
post #205 of 246 Old 07-29-2014, 03:41 PM
nimitz68
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Park Ridge
Posts: 28
while I am going with black (might paint it a gloss black) the green looks awesome!!!
nimitz68 is offline  
post #206 of 246 Old 07-31-2014, 02:14 PM
nimitz68
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Park Ridge
Posts: 28
Started to do this at work for my 2001 XJ Limited. The tie downs I saw on Amazon were like 80 bucks for the outdoor version so I bought emblem glue (3M) and started putting the tie's around each entry. I will post an update. I am also going to do this for my 1992 XJ Limited (it's black exterior, black wheels, grey/black interior).

UPDATE:
If you are going to use any sort of high temp or emblem glue let it sit for 24 hours. I wanted to do a test section about two hours after applying the mounts AND glue to much disappointment that the mounts started to peal up... I will post an update with finished pics and mounted pics for us XJ people
Attached Thumbnails
20140731_144550_resized.jpg   20140731_144255.jpg   20140731_144543_resized.jpg   20140731_144604_resized.jpg   20140731_144615.jpg  

20140801_080200.jpg  

Last edited by nimitz68; 08-01-2014 at 07:12 AM. Reason: putting up a picture
nimitz68 is offline  
post #207 of 246 Old 08-04-2014, 04:17 PM
Vynks82
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 59
Thanks for the write up.... It inspired me to do my own with red plasti dip
Attached Images
 
Vynks82 is offline  
post #208 of 246 Old 08-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Flexin
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Halifax
Posts: 256
Question for everyone. How is the mesh you have made? The ones I found this weekend were like wires pressed into a diamond pattern. In certain directions you can rip it easier then paper. In other directions it seems tough enough. I worry about it pulling apart when I tighten the zip ties. I'm hoping to find one that is made as all one sheet.

James
Flexin is offline  
post #209 of 246 Old 08-04-2014, 08:14 PM
nimitz68
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Park Ridge
Posts: 28
Looks awesome
nimitz68 is offline  
post #210 of 246 Old 08-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Vynks82
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 59
Mine was gutter guard from Home Depot and is super strong....I got blisters while using wire snips to cut it all!
Vynks82 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
'97 TJ Mesh Grill Insert Mushrabbit TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 13 11-10-2009 04:13 AM
Custom Mesh Grill A.B.C's TheGillz JK Wrangler Technical Forum 35 09-14-2009 06:09 PM
Mesh inserts for grill? Tufftoy TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 16 03-07-2008 12:06 PM
Grill Inserts/Mesh M2LJ TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 09-17-2007 10:11 AM
Where to find mesh grill?? bombadillo YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 06-02-2006 05:26 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome