I used the plastic material and after over a year and a half and about 35,000 miles it is still holding up extremely well. The color hasn't faded a bit and I have had zero problems with it breaking. It is cheaper and easier to work with, and there is no paint to prepare and then worry about chipping off. If you are hesitant to go with the metal, definitely try the plastic, it is still very good.
on the flip side to that though, I used metal and didn't paint it. I personally like the look of the metal mesh better than the plastic. Close up it looks more like a more expensive add on than just plastic ( my opinion only )
2010 Rubicon, 4" lift, Currie control arms and trackbar, 37x12.5x17 Goodyear MT/R kevlar
Here is my mesh mod, i used the same mounting system except i epoxied the bases for more strength. My jeep came with this chrome grill and i just took it off and duplicolored bedlinered it then sprayed it with automotive paint (SEM Hot rod black). I purchased some 12 point chrome header bolts and the stainless steel chrome wire mesh from ebay. I think it turned out great!
Went to Lowes today to try to find the plastic things. They did not have any. I am going to Home Depot in the morning. Did anyone figure a good way to glue them to the inside of the grill? What type of glue is best? Thanks