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Old 05-26-2011, 03:26 PM  
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:29 PM  
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Looks like doo doo. I'd keep it stock. If you do anything plasti-dip the upper grill and put in the edm side markers/bumper strip.
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Looks like doo doo. I'd keep it stock. If you do anything plasti-dip the upper grill and put in the edm side markers/bumper strip.
Haha, good to know.

I'm not sure about plasti-dipping. I'm kind of looking for something other people don't do en mass. It's most of the reason why I say 'never', when people ask when I'm gonna put a set of RKs on it.

Back to the photoshop....
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Not really a fan of that look. If you have to do it, I'd just put flat-blacked mesh behind the stock plastic slats.
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Haha, good to know.

I'm not sure about plasti-dipping. I'm kind of looking for something other people don't do en mass. It's most of the reason why I say 'never', when people ask when I'm gonna put a set of RKs on it.

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Definitely no on the mesh.

There's a reason lots of people use Plasti-Dip and put on BBS wheels. It's because it looks good.

Don't do random shit just to be different unless it actually looks good.
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Definitely no on the mesh.

There's a reason lots of people use Plasti-Dip and put on BBS wheels. It's because it looks good.

Don't do random shit just to be different unless it actually looks good.
It's not exactly random. I just don't know of a kit or anyone doing it to their SS. Newer 9-3s have (stupidly over priced) kids available.
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Kids are overpriced
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kinda on a side note of a lower mesh grill i think it would be a good idea keeping the road grime/rocks from killing the condenser. if you look at the condenser of a higher mileage 9-3 the condensers get beat to shit.
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i like it actually, i've been wanting to do mine since it's started getting warm. Just wasnt really sure how to attempt it. Can you post up a how to?
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I would use a smaller gauge mesh.Another poster mentioned the plastic rain gutter guard at home depot,they also have it in metal that is easy to bend and mold and it holds its shape. comes in one size at the depot ,6x36 " and the gap is about 1/8 or so. works real good.
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I would use a smaller gauge mesh.Another poster mentioned the plastic rain gutter guard at home depot,they also have it in metal that is easy to bend and mold and it holds its shape. comes in one size at the depot ,6x36 " and the gap is about 1/8 or so. works real good.
Yeah the Photoshop wasn't the best. If I actually did it, I'd probably buy a kit for the upper grill and then buy a matching pattern for the custom lower grill. The openings would be much smaller (and set further back) than in the Photoshop.
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What about the mesh down low only, paintmatched?
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What about the mesh down low only, paintmatched?
That would be the plan, I wouldn't want gold teeth on my car.
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I'm a fan of the mesh idea. Looks very classy and sporty if done right. Definitely worthy of an attempt. Good luck!
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I had some leaf gaurds laying around my backyard after a storm. The 6x36 galvanized ones fit a c900 grill width perfectly, trim ends to fit. Also clear coat or paint before install, they will corrode eventually(even with multiple groudstrap mod).
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Plasti-dip the mesh.


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