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Old 2nd April 2012, 16:10   #1
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I have gone through the DIY for mesh grill pots on the forum for a long time but was not able to find one for a Santro Xing ( Alto,Zen & Wagon R was done).

Started to work on this DIY and below are the pics.

Took me good amount of time to get this completed as this was my first DIY
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Old 2nd April 2012, 16:28   #2
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Hi Zaveed, can't you remove those joint-spots? They look rather ugly. If you can find a way to file them off and paint them over, it'll look much better.
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Hi Zaveed, can't you remove those joint-spots? They look rather ugly. If you can find a way to file them off and paint them over, it'll look much better.

Hi Malludude,

I did try to remove the joints but unfortunately cant do so. because Grill's screws get into the bumper horizontally ( Wagon R or Alto's grill has vertical).

If you know a way to get these put then it would be great and it would be my 2nd DIY.
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Wanted to know, is the attached, your final output ? The grille on the top makes it look bad.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...sh-grill-8.jpg
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Wanted to know, is the attached, your final output ? The grille on the top makes it look bad.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...sh-grill-8.jpg
Hi Tanwaramit,

Yes that is correct, unfortunately that is final output.

Looks like my first DIY went for a TOSS

Might be the second one would be good if i get some ideas on how to remove the defect in the first one.

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Hi Tanwaramit,

Yes that is correct, unfortunately that is final output.

Looks like my first DIY went for a TOSS

Might be the second one would be good if i get some ideas on how to remove the defect in the first one.

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Mate, you took a bold step and tried. That's what matters.

Did you try cutting that ugly top bar, so that it doesn't looks bad.

May be try doing that with photoshop first to see how it looks.
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Mate, you took a bold step and tried. That's what matters.

Did you try cutting that ugly top bar, so that it doesn't looks bad.

May be try doing that with photoshop first to see how it looks.
Hey tanwaramit,

i did think of it but could not do it because 1. if i cut that bar it would leave a lot empty space, even if i fill it with putty not sure how it can withstand with the wind at high speed. with this bar being there there is a lot of support for the mesh to stay intact
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Hey tanwaramit,

i did think of it but could not do it because 1. if i cut that bar it would leave a lot empty space, even if i fill it with putty not sure how it can withstand with the wind at high speed. with this bar being there there is a lot of support for the mesh to stay intact
First: Wrong mesh used
Second: File all those ugly joints, finish with mseal and finally buy a can of flat black paint and paint the outer frame black, The grill should be available in old city at any aluminum fabrication shop, best is go to mehndipatnam, turn towards Asifnagar and ask any bike/car workshop where you can buy the grill. Buy a small pack of Mseal, Buy some thinner, mix it with mseal to get putty like consistency and finally let it dry overnight after application, sand it and paint it.

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First: Wrong mesh used
Second: File all those ugly joints, finish with mseal and finally buy a can of flat black paint and paint the outer frame black, The grill should be available in old city at any aluminum fabrication shop, best is go to mehndipatnam, turn towards Asifnagar and ask any bike/car workshop where you can buy the grill. Buy a small pack of Mseal, Buy some thinner, mix it with mseal to get putty like consistency and finally let it dry overnight after application, sand it and paint it.

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Hi Pramod,

thanks for the inputs.

in regards to the mesh,i had a feeling that i was not using the correct mesh but did search for it in many shops( hardware shops, sanitary shops, paint shops) but was unable to find one neither i know what is the grill called or any number through which it can be identified.so in the excitement to do this bought this one if you can let me know the specifications of the mesh that needs to be used it would be great.

in regards to cutting joins and filling it with mseal,i thought of doing that only but the problem i seem to face is how would the grill be attached to the bumper if there is no place for the crews to get in. so the place which you are referring to will it be a customize grill or an OEM grill? if it is customized then it would solve the purpose if its OEM i will have the same issue again.

these might be some very bais questions but i am not aware of it that why asking
thanks
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