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Unread 03-16-2010, 09:07 AM   #76
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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.

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Unread 03-27-2010, 07:04 PM   #77
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Just finished up mine. Used super gel to adhere the "squares". Looks good!
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Unread 03-29-2010, 06:32 PM   #78
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Just finished mine. I think this is one of the best looking mod improvement for the JK. Helps distract from seeing the components behind the grill area.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #79
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Mines done

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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:31 AM   #80
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Someone is cashing in on this idea !! Check out this Ebay listing !!!

JEEP WRANGLER JK BLACK MESH GRILLE GUARD 10 09 08 07 : eBay Motors (item 180469998424 end time Feb-25-10 16:59:34 PST)

This is not right.... people share their ideas on here to help others out !!

Not help others steal the idea and make money off of it !!!!
Yep! And at a 300% profit to say the least! Whoever buys it still has to put it all together...hope too many people aren't getting caught bent over with their pants around their ankles...
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:39 AM   #81
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Small weekend project...CHECK!

Has anyone tried to paint the plastic or metal mesh? Thinking more along the lines of the painting the plastic silver...guess I can do a test to see what it looks like with a yellow grill.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 04:49 AM   #82
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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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Unread 03-31-2010, 05:55 AM   #83
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I'd use Gorilla Glue to hold the anchors in place.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 12:31 PM   #84
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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?

Thanks for the help.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 02:00 PM   #85
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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)
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Unread 04-21-2010, 08:00 AM   #86
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Just curious if any of you guys that have had this done for awhile are still haveing good luck with the plastic mesh. I'm going to do it but debating on metal or plastic mesh....
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Unread 04-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #87
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Just got done with mine. I used the plastic mesh from lowe's. The hardest part was peeling the double sided tape off the 1" blocks (50 of them!). 2 hours and 80 zip ties later and I think it looks great. Thanks O.P.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #88
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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.
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Unread 05-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #89
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Just finished this mod, bought everything from the local lowes for around $10. Like the way it looks, now just hope it will hold!
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Unread 05-02-2010, 05:13 PM   #90
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This will be my first mod this summer as soon as I get home from school! should look good behind a silver grill.
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