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    Default Mesh and sprayed V grille

    Been to Halfords brought a 300 ml tin of 168 sommat or other blue for £10.50 and a tin of primer for about £6.

    Set about removing the V and soon realised that I had to remove the whole grille. I couldnt believe how many clips there were on it but eventually got it off and seperated. sanded down with fine grit for the primer and sprayed. After a coating or two every 15 mins and letting it dry I then set about spraying. got a few drips on the first coat and had to correct them when dry. Second coat went on better but had a bit of Orange peel occuring. Another trip to Halfords and the guy recommended some rubbing compund to take this away.

    Looking lots better but I need to respray where its a little thin now.

    I've now got to wait for some light and respray before a final buff with the rubbing compund as no doubt it'll orange peel again and then ill rub down with 1500 wet and dry before lacquering.

    While the grill is off though I may as well mesh it. I want to Dremel the original Plastic Grill out (marked) and fit a mesh. My question is how can I fit the mesh to the original frame?

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    You never had to remove the whole grill off the bumper as the V comes off quite easy.
    Not to worry, Looks good BTW.

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    to fit the mesh cut it out so you have plenty to fold round the back and then use an epoxy resin like araldite or something simlar.

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    Looking good mate - how did you keep the overspray off the best Axminster? I got in real trouble once for spraying something black on my mates patio.

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    Mine really wasnt playing ball when I was trying to get it off. It consisted of a lot of swearing and over flexing so I thought its easier to remove it all.

    Is there any clips which will work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Looking good mate - how did you keep the overspray off the best Axminster? I got in real trouble once for spraying something black on my mates patio.
    lol. you should see the carpet above the picture.

    PS. not my choice of carpet. Rented house!

    I hung it up in the garage to spray and didnt plan on the velocity of the spray leaving the can. I now have a ultra blue roof

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    Looking good so far mate, I did a similar thing HERE. I uses a Plastic Weld Araldite.

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    It was your thread that gave me the idea! cheers

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    Where is the best place to buy a fairly cheap but decent quality Black mesh from? Ive looked on ebay and am unsure whether its any good.
    Im also not sure whether black is the right colours. The car is Ultra Blue. Any ideas?

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    I'm 80% sure i might of seen some in halfords. it could of been plastic though

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