I read your OP, I planned on using the gel super glue or epoxy. Aluminum mesh painted black. I still have to see if I have to modify the grill since this is for my XJ
Did not go as planned. There is no room behind the grill for the anchors on the XJ grill. I had to cut a template for the slots in the grill and prob have to safety wire them to the grill through the back. Then leave enough slack for the bolts to be able to go in. Just need to pick up more screen and I'll post a finished product.
I believe I also might have seen a similar kind of kit in the Quadratec catalog last week, not in the same area as the grill inserts. It might have been in the chrome section somewhere, but available in black. Couldn't find it online though. Somewhere in the $50 - $60 range I think.
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I'd use Gorilla Glue to hold the anchors in place.
2014 2D Rubicon, 2.5" Metal Cloak Game Changer ARB, ProComp 7069 17x9, Goodyear MTR Kevlar 35's, ACE Pro Series Bumpers, Warn M8000
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland HEMI MyGig Tow Pkg
2009 2D Rubicon SOLD
Just bought all my "parts" to do this job, but before I begin, I have one question.
To all of you gluing the squares on, are you taking the time to take off the double sided stick tape that comes on the squares? Or are you gluing around the edges of the square to give it more hold. Or finally are you gluing it over the double sided part too?
I took the sticky tape off and replaced it with the good 3M stuff for outside car applications... I let these squares soak overnight in WD40.. Peel them off and cleaned it up on my disk sander. After applying the squares with the good stuff, I applied epoxy glue on the 4 sides... I have this mod done two winters ago and nothing has come loose (yet)
Like AK67SD, I used a piece of half inch by half inch mesh wire. But I bent it double and cut to size, notched along the bottom to match those square lugs in the plastic. Painted black and slipped behind the grill, it just sits there.
If I need to repaint, I can just pull it out.
I thought I'd have to back it with 4x2, but it's plenty stout enough for me.