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|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
|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.
|2nd October 2008, 23:14||#20|
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
6.M-seal: i used almost 750gms!
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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|2nd October 2008, 23:23||#21|
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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...
|3rd October 2008, 01:15||#24|
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.
|3rd October 2008, 17:17||#29|
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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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