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Old 26th March 2009, 16:16   #76
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Nice one BBS!!! Wjat color is it gonna be?? Black I hope!! It looks Cool with your rims!!
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Old 26th March 2009, 16:18   #77
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Once the grill painting is over this car is going to sing. Great initiative.
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Old 26th March 2009, 16:28   #78
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may I suggest a red strip along the base of the grille, just like in the golf GTi ?
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Old 26th March 2009, 17:14   #79
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@PAVAN.KADAM : hope the PM helped.

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Nice one BBS!!! Wjat color is it gonna be?? Black I hope!! It looks Cool with your rims!!
i've asked my bro to get 3 colors (black, chrome, red). 1st let me try the black outline with chrome mesh combo and then we can decide.


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Once the grill painting is over this car is going to sing. Great initiative.
Thank you sir, i hope it does.

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may I suggest a red strip along the base of the grille, just like in the golf GTi ?
Good suggestion, 1st let me try the red lip with some red tape and if it looks good, i can use red paint.
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Old 26th March 2009, 17:20   #80
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nah, dont use red paint. I'd suggest you get a thin strip of the red vinyl reflective tape used for number plates etc. If it looks good , you can keep it, else , just peel it away
Try asking for some at a shop where they print vinyl number plates
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Old 15th April 2009, 14:54   #81
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Update:

Finally, got two cans(black & chrome) of bosny aerosol spray paint from chennai and painted the grill. Right now i have painted it, black(frame) and chrome(mesh).

Sorry for the really crappy final pics(it was 1.15AM when i finished fitting the bumper and the car badly needs a wash). Will post good quality day pics this weekend after a car wash.

Masked the mesh using wonder tape:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-13042009825.jpg

Paint used:
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First coat applied:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-13042009827.jpg

Second coat(applied a third coat to get a smooth look):
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-13042009828.jpg

Finished mesh grill( sorry, forgot to take pics during the chrome painting):
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-14042009829.jpg

Grill fitted to bumper:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-14042009832.jpg

Finally:
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-15042009835.jpg
DIY-Blue LED Parking Lamp & Speedo Meter+Wire Mesh Grille & Underbody Neons for Alto-15042009838.jpg
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your car seriously needs those older alto headlamps , with the black plastic around the reflectors
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Some daylight pics that i took last weekend.

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Nice DIY!!

Personal opinion comment -- I think the mesh is set a bit too far in -- looking at the pics made me wonder how it would look if the mesh was towards the center of the plastic grill frame or even towards the front.

What kind of store would sell the alu mesh? I'm interested in trying, but don't know where to get it in Blore.

Thx!
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Nice DIY!!

Personal opinion comment -- I think the mesh is set a bit too far in -- looking at the pics made me wonder how it would look if the mesh was towards the center of the plastic grill frame or even towards the front.
Mesh towards front will look wierd.

Mesh towards center would look good but not possible through DIY.

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What kind of store would sell the alu mesh? I'm interested in trying, but don't know where to get it in Blore.
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I bought the aluminum mesh from the same shop that i buy mesh for my bird cages. No idea about availability in blore.
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Old 6th May 2009, 23:18   #86
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Another great DIY job bbs

Though I think the right color combination would make it a killer.
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hey, does the chrome paint look similar to chrome plating? i mean is the finish equivalent to the plating.
how much did the can cost you?
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Another great DIY job bbs

Though I think the right color combination would make it a killer.
Thanks. Before deciding on chrome grill, i tried a full black combo in photoshop but it looked too bland(the mesh was almost invisible) so i went with this contrasting combo of chrome mesh and black outline.

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hey, does the chrome paint look similar to chrome plating? i mean is the finish equivalent to the plating.
how much did the can cost you?
Chrome paint does not look similar to chrome plating. It looks more like polished aluminum. The bosny chrome spray cost me Rs:270.
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Old 7th May 2009, 13:23   #89
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Hey great effort there.

A little suggestion though. IMO the mesh grill looks very empty right now. A small discreet badge like the Golf has on it's GTi model offset to a corner would look great. Or maybe even a suzuki logo.
Something like this : http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIA...gti_grille.jpg

Just a suggestion.

What do you think ?
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Found this link, to buy spray paint online, seems reasonable and based out of chennai.

products @ spraypaint.in - buy paint aerosols online...

might help us all.
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