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Old 07-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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grill block getting on my nerves

one of the main things about my car and the whole FE thing is that I didn't want my car to look cheap and taped up.

a buddy of mine recently put on a painted plexi-glass grill and it got me thinking. he also used double sided tape (the kind you put emblems on with).

I decided to try out this whole painting the grill block. I first painted my original one and it looked like crap. I then devised a plan to try to make it look factory. though it is still noticeable, give it a week and the filth of the car will creep over it to make it blend in better. some suggested that I could just wash my car. HA!!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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if i wasnt looking at the picture for the grill block, i dont think i would have noticed what was different about the car fora long time
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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doesn't look bad here
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doesnt look like from the factory, but looks ok to me
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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You need to put in some black lines (vertical) so it looks like a smile from the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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Chicks will dig it. And, really, isn't that what it's all about? You'll have more money to spend on them...
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Funny you should mention it, I found the almost perfect piece of plexiglass/lexan/whatever today. It's exactly the right size for my truck, to cover the whole grille, its chrome bezel, and the gaps around it -- and it's tinted dark, so it will hopefully look like a custom mod for appearance rather than some taped-up crap. I wish I had more so I could use it elsewhere. It was in my basement, where I put it after salvaging it for another purpose. IIRC I could have salvaged more, and now I wish I had...
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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I was going for a factory look but knew that it would be very optomistic to thank that it would be a factory look.

as far as the women....I only need one to find me attractive and 8 1/2 years later, she is still taking all my money. lol.

I used plexi-glass (plastic sheeting, whatever) that I had left over from my last grill block. some of the krylon fusion paint (white) and for the seams, kitchen caulk. don't laugh, it worked. I painted the caulk after it was dry.

can't wait to see what the boys at work say about it. I have already been called out a couple of times for it. they laugh and then I say I have gotten 37MPG with a car rated 25MPG. then they want to know how I did it.

thanks for all the positive responses.

*edit* I thought about a smiley face. there is a guy on here with a miata that has done it.
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Looks awesome IMO!
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Looks pretty good.

If you aren't happy with it, you could paint a grill on... That would look more stock. Of course, you'd have to be pretty hand with the paint.
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