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Old 13th September 2008, 22:40   #16
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Even i want Mesh Grill work to be done on my civic. Something like this in the pic. can anybody help me on this. Arush can this be done??
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you can get the mesh from hardware store.
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Old 2nd October 2008, 21:59   #18
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It would be really nice if some one who has done it on his ride can write an article on DIY MESH GRILLE FOR FRONT BUMPER....

I also want to remove the stock grille and install the mesh grille on my swift..

I hope someone comes up with the article soon...it will be very helpful
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Old 2nd October 2008, 22:45   #19
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nikhilv12 from Tvm has done a very good DIY job with mesh on his white swift. have a look at his garage pics. he'll probably be here on this thread shortly. looked very professionally done.
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Thanks rippergeo. Anyways, guys this is a simple procedure all it needs is bit of patience. Below are the steps i followed to make mesh grill for my swift and my old indica.

Things you will need -
1.Regular tools: A set of screw drivers and spanners will do.
2.Steel or aluminium mesh, of any design you like
3.A tool to cut the mesh
4.Hacksaw blade
5.Sand paper
6.M-seal: i used almost 750gms!
7.Masking tape
8.One can of spay paint ( to pint the mesh)

First, remove the bumper, and separate the stock gills. cut all the clips, used to fix the stock grills.
sand off the irregularities ( left after cutting the clips ) in the bumper, to give it a smooth look. In some cases though you might have to use some putty or fiberglass.
cut the mesh grill in the shape of the stock grills, but a little bigger, ie leave around 1.5 inch extra on all sides.
Keep the mesh in place of the stock grill from behind the bumper and fold the excess part of the mesh around the edges.
Now to make the mesh stick to the bumper, apply M-seal on all the excess part of the mesh which is folded, behind the bumper, and make sure it sticks to the bumper.
To finish it off, use making tape and paper to mask the bumper and use a can of black (or any colour you like) to paint the mesh.

I hope you understand the intructions i have given. Unfortunately i forgot to take pics while i was doing the work. But finally here is what it looks like.
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Great work nikhil!


Is MSeal strong enough for this application? Considering the grille will face a decent amount of wind resistance at highway speeds...
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Well yes, it did come off once but repaired it and no problem till now.

Anyways, What else can be used?
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if we don't cut out the clips to remove the stock grill then can't we bolt the mesh grill on with washers in place with the screws???
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if you do not want to cut the clips, yo would have to get a metal frame made, which is petty had to do it by yourself. screwing or bolting the mesh onto the bumper will look ugly and spoil the look.
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Thanks nikhilv12..will see what can be done about that...
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Wow! The "meshed" Swift looks absolutely delicious. Job well done, Nikhil. That picture has tempted me to get a mesh for my Vtec.
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some pics of my mesh grille. taken when my car was on the hydraulic lift for washing and service.
the swift grille looks yummy!!!!
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Applying M-Seal or an alternative sealent is to be done all along the mesh edge or is it like the spot-welding thing at regular intervals ??
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some pics of my mesh grille. taken when my car was on the hydraulic lift for washing and service.
the swift grille looks yummy!!!!
Frank, that looks really nice. Is that your Esteem? I saw the car about two months ago when I was with Viper at the exhaust workshop. It looks very different now.

Could you let me know where you sourced this mesh from? Any particular shop, and if so could you please give me the address.

Also, did you install it yourself or did somebody do this for you?
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If anyone is able to source this type of mesh grille in Delhi, please post it here. I searched in a couple of hardware markets, but couldn't find any.
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