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Old 03-21-2010
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cloth grille? new idea, i have too many that i'll never use

anyonethink a cloth mesh grille could look cool?

was thinking it might look pretty good to take a good sized piece of cloth mesh (like lacrosse mesh) and stretching it over a grille, maybe even fastening it with sidewall string (like a lacrosse head). anyone think it might look cool? i do, but i'd have to see it first, maybe ill buy some bulk mesh to check it out
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im thinkin maybe expanded metal would be better
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what exactly does that look like?
i was thinking about the lax mesh because its so cheap, and comes in a ton of colors, and if you strung it, you could have accent colors too
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cloth + weather = I dont see it lasting.
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Dale, not the best example, but here's what my truck looked like when I had made mesh inserts with "extruded metal." It is aluminum, about 1/8" think and cost me about 25 bucks off of ebay.

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nice, i like that, you cut it to fit yourself?
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i just realized i put this in interior forum too, my bad
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Thanks. I did cut that myself, it was pretty easy. All I needed was a Dremel tool, some blue painters tape and a bit of patience.
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i dont know how that would look with my grille, and i havent really looked into it enough to know if i could just yank out an insert, do the 01-03 style tic-tac-toe board grilles pull out of that whole under-the-headlights part?
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If what you're talking about is the honeycomb part, it does come off with the part under the headlights. You don't need to pull that off to do what I did, just overlay the mesh on top of it and hold it down with small zip ties.
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I used heavy duty poly screen door mesh to cover the honeycomb grille after a few birds got cheese grated and made a bloody mess (literally) on my rad. It was functional to keep bugs off the rad too, but just looked like sh*t IMHO.
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i wouldnt complain if i had the honeycomb, but i wanted to replace my chrome one, i'd post a pic but its not letting me right now so this link better work

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