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post #121 of 246 Old 01-06-2011, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Just an FYI for everybody.....

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.


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post #122 of 246 Old 01-07-2011, 06:28 AM
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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 )

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post #123 of 246 Old 01-13-2011, 09:30 AM
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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!





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post #124 of 246 Old 01-14-2011, 08:48 AM
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Looks good Scar. definate improvement over the chrome. I like the buttons, it's different.

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post #125 of 246 Old 01-16-2011, 05:43 PM
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How do the grill mods hold up after trips thru the big brush car washes?

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post #126 of 246 Old 01-16-2011, 06:22 PM
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Here is my mesh mod...

That sure is different and interesting. Anyway you could you post a pic of your whole Jeep? I like the colors green and black and would like to see it in its entirety.
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post #127 of 246 Old 02-05-2011, 11:10 AM
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That sure is different and interesting. Anyway you could you post a pic of your whole Jeep? I like the colors green and black and would like to see it in its entirety.
I love those wheels with the star hubs. I woman I work with has been driving her son's jeep to work and he's got he same wheels. Very slick. Who makes them?
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I love those wheels with the star hubs. I woman I work with has been driving her son's jeep to work and he's got he same wheels. Very slick. Who makes them?
XD Rockstars, thank you. I like them as well but i would have gone to a more trail rated rim if i had to do it again. Some kind of all black bead locks.
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post #129 of 246 Old 03-16-2011, 05:36 PM
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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
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post #130 of 246 Old 03-16-2011, 05:45 PM
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I'm having a lot of trouble find the mounting squares. I got the big sheet of metal mesh, but I am going to have to play with it to get it lined up the way that I'd like it...
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post #131 of 246 Old 03-16-2011, 07:23 PM
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I used locktite gel glue to glue down the mounting squares. Worked very well.

The squares should be at Home Depot in the electrical section with the ties.

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post #132 of 246 Old 03-17-2011, 06:37 AM
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The mounting squares are near where the cable/zip ties are. I used gorilla glue super glue on them after i removed the adhesive tape from them. 1.5 years on and stick holding tight.
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It took me about 2.5 hrs. It looks great.
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post #134 of 246 Old 03-21-2011, 07:55 PM
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where do you find the mounting bases? i couldn't find them in home depot ?

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I love those wheels with the star hubs. I woman I work with has been driving her son's jeep to work and he's got he same wheels. Very slick. Who makes them?
I think they are Rockstars

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