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Unread 03-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #16
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What's the feeling on the plastic gutter guard vs the metal stuff? Just as good? I want to do this mod to my Jeep soon and if the plastic stuff works well, it cuts down on painting.
It's bendable but if you tie it down tight enough with the cable ties it won't budge. And you can cut it with scissors which I think would take much less time than cutting the metal with wire cutters. The metal may also be harder to bend/conform since the bases are between the slots which stick inward so it's uneven and tightening the guard with cable ties pulls them closer, I think the plastic works fine. If I'm not mistaken someone else on here used the same thing I used with no complaints.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #17
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Cool! That's probably the way I'll go then. I've just seen more people use the metal stuff so I figured there might be a reason.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 09:15 AM   #18
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Cool! That's probably the way I'll go then. I've just seen more people use the metal stuff so I figured there might be a reason.
I couldn't find any of the metal stuff and searched for gutter guard on the Lowe's website and the plastic stuff was the first to show up and it was cheap so I ordered it immediately for store pickup.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #19
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Just picked up the supplies at Lowes do you have any photos while you were installing the screen and fastening the zip ties?
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Unread 03-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #20
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Looks great. I'm going to try it on my ZJ.

couple of questions:
Where did you find the mounting brackets?
Was one roll of gutter guard enough, or did you overlap two rolls? My grill is 10" x 3' and the rolls i see at Lowe's and ACE are all 6" x 20'.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 06:14 AM   #21
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awesome idea. looks like I've found my weekend project! thanks for the tip!
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #22
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Just picked up the supplies at Lowes do you have any photos while you were installing the screen and fastening the zip ties?
I do not, sorry. But it's really simple.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #23
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Looks great. I'm going to try it on my ZJ.

couple of questions:
Where did you find the mounting brackets?
Was one roll of gutter guard enough, or did you overlap two rolls? My grill is 10" x 3' and the rolls i see at Lowe's and ACE are all 6" x 20'.

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1.) Lowe's, you can find them online on their site and just order for store-pickup to save the hassle of searching for them in the store
2.) One roll was plenty, I have several feet left over.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #24
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I'm still having issues with ONE of the 30 wire tie mounts. For whatever reason this one mount will not stay put even with some JB weld on it, so I think this weekend or maybe one night this week I'm going to take the grill back off and literally wrap the mount in JB weld to keep it in place.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #25
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Gorilla glue will help hold the mounts in place. Use the adhesive on the mount, then dap some gorilla glue around the edges for better security. Don't use too much as it expands while drying. Also make sure everything is nice and dry before using zip ties for the best results. 24 hours is good. I left mine on the table under a ceiling fan to help the curing process. Not sure how JB Weld would work since your applying it to plastic?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #26
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Thanks.

I use gorilla glue a lot, not sure why I didn't use it on here.

the JB weld is nothing more than an quick drying epoxy really. It worked great on the other mounts as well as other projects I've done including small RC helicopters but it just does not like this one area of the grill. I even moved the mount up a bit thinking maybe there was something in the plastic stopping it from sticking. If this next show of JB weld doesn't work I will try the gorilla glue.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:04 PM   #27
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i peeled all the bases i used for mine and glued them down with gel loctite. by the time i finished putting all the bases on, the ones i did first were already dry. I also have the black emblem, looks so much better, go mine off amazon for the same price, right around $10!
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Unread 04-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #28
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i peeled all the bases i used for mine and glued them down with gel loctite. by the time i finished putting all the bases on, the ones i did first were already dry. I also have the black emblem, looks so much better, go mine off amazon for the same price, right around $10!
I did the same. I also used water to clean the grill where I would be epoxying the bases and once that dried, I wiped the area down with alcohol.
I used a marine epoxy. So far so good!
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Unread 04-02-2013, 07:51 PM   #29
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Heres my grill mod.

I went with the metal expandable mesh, only cause I wanted to powder coat it green!
dscn1717.jpg   dscn1724.jpg  
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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #30
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where did you find the black emblem
Buy?!?!? Plastic dip you emblem!!!! My Jeep emblem, trail rates badges and rims have been done for 8 months with Zero issues.. $5 bones a can...
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