yeah, it's a complete custom job.Vita said:looks good! so is that home depot mesh or what? i haven't ever done a grille, and would like to considering the shape my A/C condensor is in...
any advice? (i assume it's a custom job, not a car grills grille)
thanks, i'll be doing this sometime in the near future, and this'll help!atwilson said:yeah, it's a complete custom job.
i used a rather heavy gauge chrome-finished mesh material that i picked up at the local Canadian Tire in the custom car mods section.
The center section of the grill is very easy to do, I used some self-threading zip nuts to retain the mesh to the existing pegs.
the little outer vents were a nightmare from hell, and were very time consuming because I wanted the end result to look properly finished just like the center section.
first i did the rough cutouts with a jigsaw, which makes a big mess of the plastic, that plastic does not like to be cut with hot metal, it melts quite easy too, a dremel makes quite a mess of the plastic too.
I finished the insides edges of the vents by good old fashioned hand sanding, and a lot of it.
started with 200 grit and worked my way down to 1500 grit.
took a long time.
i finished the inside edges with a few coats of flat black bumper spray.
i attached the mesh with black zip ties, had to drill lots of small retaining holes for the zip ties.