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      02-28-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Lower and Upper Mesh Grill

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does someone know how to get rid of those fugly mesh grills?
do i have to uninstall the bumper for the lower ones and what do i have to do for the upper ones? maybe someone already encountered those






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      02-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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try to figure this one out. just think how do I get behind the bumper. and im sure youll come to a conclusion
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did these come with your car? if u plan on selling them ill take it

oh and from what i saw on ebay...they seem like they are clip on of some sort? like they go over the actual grill.
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Well The kidney grills you just pull out. I'm guessing you do the same with the rest.
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I can see the stock grills behind those hideous mesh covers
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I can see the stock grills behind those hideous mesh covers
+1 Just try pulling it off.
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did these come with your car? if u plan on selling them ill take it

oh and from what i saw on ebay...they seem like they are clip on of some sort? like they go over the actual grill.
i'll see and compare how the car looks with them and w/o them
maybe the black grill looks even worse with silver, idk
but will definitely pm you if i sell them

does someone know how to change the lower ones?
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so, to keep you guys updated, i removed the kidney grills.
but what i found was not that pleasant






idk why someone would do sth like that, maybe as a cheap alternative
will def have to order the total blacked out grills now..
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gross. haha
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maybe I'm odd but I think that done right the mesh look could be nice. esp. since it would tie the whole front together with a consistent grille look not half slats and half fake plastic mesh.

But I agree, that was a hack job, and the shiny chrome is too much. Hopefully the stock pieces won't set you back too much? You can probably get the kidneys used from someone who did a blackout, not sure about the lowers.
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maybe I'm odd but I think that done right the mesh look could be nice. esp. since it would tie the whole front together with a consistent grille look not half slats and half fake plastic mesh.

But I agree, that was a hack job, and the shiny chrome is too much. Hopefully the stock pieces won't set you back too much? You can probably get the kidneys used from someone who did a blackout, not sure about the lowers.
That's what I'm saying those with some black paint...not a bad outcome if I'm picturing it correctly cause it's be a clean look instead of those bars ick lol
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Yeah but I don't think you could fix those exact pieces to look good, easier to start from scratch with some bulk mesh and a welder.
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That's what I'm saying those with some black paint...not a bad outcome if I'm picturing it correctly cause it's be a clean look instead of those bars ick lol
What do you mean, painting the "frames" black and keeping the mesh? do you think that would work with the TiAg ? I'm open for any suggestions and i'd be lucky to keep my expenses low since im still in highschool

i might just keep the mesh for now, because now when i look at it, it doesnt even look that bad.. considering how it was done
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What do you mean, painting the "frames" black and keeping the mesh? do you think that would work with the TiAg ? I'm open for any suggestions and i'd be lucky to keep my expenses low since im still in highschool

i might just keep the mesh for now, because now when i look at it, it doesnt even look that bad.. considering how it was done
im quite sure those are clipped onto or "bolted" somehow onto the stock one cause you can see it in the background. if you can figure out how to loosen it, take some of the infamous plastidip if you want to see how it looks before going full out black and see what happens when you put it back on. isaw these grills on ebay and was thinking of doing that to get rid of the ugly plastic

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so you mean going complete black by plastidipping the mesh and the plastic frame thingy?
might be worth looking into thank you!
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so you mean going complete black by plastidipping the mesh and the plastic frame thingy?
might be worth looking into thank you!
Exactly! If u do end up doing this please post pics! I may do it if it's the look I want good luck!
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the lower grills snap in from the back, so yes you usually have to take the bumper off to get them off. Not sure how the after market piece fits onto the stock one though. Probably bolts on like the uppers
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