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Hi all!

Last weekend I decided to finally go ahead and try a new easy and cheap mod on my jeep to try to change the look a little and make it a little more unique. I followed the "$10 grill guard" mod and bought gutter guard and zip ties and made the mesh. You can just google search that and I'm sure you can find the mod thread.

The twist was that instead of just leaving it black, I picked up some blaze green plasti-dip and sprayed the mesh with 6 layers, along with the jeep emblem on the grill, and the inside removable plastic parts to match. I was nervous about whether I would like it or not, but I figured might as well try it because plasti-dip can just peel right off. In the end I love it. It's unique and has a nice clean look to it. Have had it only a week and have gotten lots of compliments and comments on it.

Here are some pics below. If anyone else has done this feel free to post pics and show us!
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Thats awsome

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Inside looks good, mesh looks goofy, even more so being bright green.

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looks nice in contrast..how do the zip ties come into play ??

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I taped off the inner edges of the grill areas and around the lights to give that two tone look... the plastidip is great at keeping the chips down and absorbing the blow from rocks and bugs. Just be careful with high pressure car washes....wash by hand
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looks nice in contrast..how do the zip ties come into play ??
Wish I had pics to show you. I cut the gutter guard up into 7, 4" by I think 14" sections. Then around all the edges on the back on the grill slots I stuck down a bunch of little zip tie brackets that the zip ties can mount to and then used those to brace down the mesh! Very easy to do; you could look it up and find a video on it pretty easily.
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I taped off the inner edges of the grill areas and around the lights to give that two tone look... the plastidip is great at keeping the chips down and absorbing the blow from rocks and bugs. Just be careful with high pressure car washes....wash by hand
The plastidip looks great! Yeah it works well for a little added protection. I have it on my wheels and have had no problems going through car washes and power washing it, but I haven't tried it on my grill yet. Nice rig!
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You asked for opinions...

It looks like something you would see on a 15-year-old Honda.
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You asked for opinions...

It looks like something you would see on a 15-year-old Honda.

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At first I was like, yeah... but then nah
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as long as you keep it simple plastidip can look good
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after with just the wheels done.

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That does look good. It has a lot to do with the wheel design. It doesn't look good on most stock wheels. Also, be sure to keep them clean and you'll probably want to strip it and reapply a couple of times a year. It becomes a lot more permanent than most people think.
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as long as you keep it simple plastidip can look good
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after with just the wheels done.

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Wheels look great! Really changes the entire look of the Jeep, love it!
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It looks like something you would see on a 15-year-old Honda.
Harsh crowd. But I value your opinion. I've been told it looks much better in person than in picture, which I agree with. Just something I tried out to make my Jeep more personalized to me.
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Harsh crowd. But I value your opinion. I've been told it looks much better in person than in picture, which I agree with. Just something I tried out to make my Jeep more personalized to me.
Keep on keepin on brother. Looks great to me. It's nice to see "out of the box" thinking.
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Thank you very much! I really appreciate that.
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Wheels look great! Really changes the entire look of the Jeep, love it!

Thanks dude! I'm really surprised how well its holding up too. we just got back from a 2000 mile road trip to the grand canyon and Sedona AZ. we did some wheelin and its been through the car was a few times with no pealing or even a scratch. I should have dipped the grill and hood for the road trip, the bugs and dust kind of jacked up the grill.
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Why bother with plastidip on the mesh grill? If you ever decide to change it peeling plastidip off that mesh grill is going to be a PITA. May have been easier to just paint it.

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I just used plastidip because I had extra laying around and it was easy so I didn't want to go out and get too many supplies if I wasn't even sure if I would like it. If (and probably when) it needs to be re-done or fixed, I will probably go and get paint for it.
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Thanks dude! I'm really surprised how well its holding up too. we just got back from a 2000 mile road trip to the grand canyon and Sedona AZ. we did some wheelin and its been through the car was a few times with no pealing or even a scratch. I should have dipped the grill and hood for the road trip, the bugs and dust kind of jacked up the grill.
I did the same to my rig around this time last year. Holds up through everything. Only thing that has left some marks is rotating my tires; the lug nuts have a couple scrapes on them, but you can hardly even notice it. Withstands all weather and washing that I have done to it!
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Why bother with plastidip on the mesh grill? If you ever decide to change it peeling plastidip off that mesh grill is going to be a PITA. May have been easier to just paint it.
the grill was in good shape before the trip, now its got a ton of chips . my hood latches are on the way out, my hood was bouncing pretty good at highway speed. So i ran a single strip of duct tape across the hood and grill to keep it from lifting. the plastidip would have done great against all the bugs and rock chips and maybe even the duct tape.
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Hi all!

Last weekend I decided to finally go ahead and try a new easy and cheap mod on my jeep to try to change the look a little and make it a little more unique. I followed the "$10 grill guard" mod and bought gutter guard and zip ties and made the mesh. You can just google search that and I'm sure you can find the mod thread.

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Here are some pics below. If anyone else has done this feel free to post pics and show us!
I love it!!! how did you do the colors in the inside? I'm guessing those parts come off?

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I love it!!! how did you do the colors in the inside? I'm guessing those parts come off?
Thank you! But yes those parts all can be very easily removed and popped right out. The air vents are a little trickier, but easy nonetheless. I just took them out, sprayed them, and put them right back in.
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Thank you! But yes those parts all can be very easily removed and popped right out. The air vents are a little trickier, but easy nonetheless. I just took them out, sprayed them, and put them right back in.
I'm so gonna do that... but not green

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I'm so gonna do that... but not green
Awesome! Can't wait to see how it looks, definitely post pics whenever you get around to painting them!
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