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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:03 PM   #16
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I am surprised how good that looks and after checking out how much it is to buy the real deal I am really considering doing this on the up comming weekend....nice job!

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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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I done the exact same mod a few months back. Posted materials but never done a write up. Good job. I also used fewer blocks. One at top and bottom of each opening and two on each side of opening. Holding up well so far. I did use a little sandpaper to rough up areas where blocks were going to be placed and then cleaned area well with rubbing alcohol.
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Unread 05-28-2009, 07:34 PM   #18
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1. Start out by removing the grill. Just pop the plastic retainers out of the top of the grill and pull on the bottom and it comes off.
the ruggedness amazes me
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Unread 05-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #19
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the ruggedness amazes me
But plastic doesn't dent
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Unread 05-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #20
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But plastic doesn't dent
I prefer to call them battle scars...haha
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Unread 05-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #21
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i wonder how it would look on an XJ???
nice mod
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Unread 05-29-2009, 09:36 AM   #22
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But plastic doesn't dent
BTW, you can pop a dent. You cant pop a crack
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Unread 05-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #23
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Completed the Grill Mod

I just finished the mod as described...plastic mesh, glued the adhesive squares, wire ties, etc. LOOKS GREAT!! Was very inexpensive and easy to do.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 11:51 AM   #24
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This is an awesome mod. Ya'lls look great. One question though, how much harder/easier is it to take off a TJ grill as compared to a JK? Anyone have any directions or pics?
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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:12 AM   #25
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I just did this mod but used the metal material. I also used double the strips of it. I figured it's there to protect the radiater so it better be storng. I also used less anchors than you did. Funny 'cause I was at the HD and saw this and thought I would try it. Then I come here and see that you all had beat me to the punch.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:54 AM   #26
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I removed the original 2 sided tape from the square mounting base and replaced it with 3M automotive double coated tape used for trim parts etc. Along the edges, I applied epoxy glue.. Did pull tests with both set up's and the application with the 3m tape and epoxy was the strongest.. My grille mod went already through a Michigan winter without any issue..
(I used Alu mesh and painted it black..)

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Unread 06-03-2009, 05:23 PM   #27
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I saw this thread earlier today and ran to the local home improvement store to buy the needed materials. I spent $22 and have enough zip ties, mesh, and the mounting blocks left over to do it again. Looks great! Thanks for the idea and the photos.
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Unread 06-03-2009, 11:13 PM   #28
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I went out to buy the material and while i was at home depot I forgot it lol, walmart doesnt carry any of that other than the zip ties. I have the ties now i need the mesh and the mounting base. wish me luck!
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Unread 06-04-2009, 06:54 PM   #29
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Looks pretty good.
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Unread 06-05-2009, 08:01 AM   #30
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Does anyone know if I can pick up that 3M tape or any kind of a good epoxy at Home Depot? I plan on running out during my lunch break to pick these up and I only have 30 minutes.
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