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Old 08-28-2012, 11:05 PM   #1401
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Dood no way. How does it come apart like that? How hard was it?
Once you get the grill off, the chrome pieces are clipped unto the grill and attached by 2 screws.

I wouldnt say its hard. Just wrap the overlay around completely to the inner section of the trim for a clean look. Ive had practice before wrapping the trims off my old car.

Do it! its not hard.

I'll probably post pics tom!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #1402
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Once you get the grill off, the chrome pieces are clipped unto the grill and attached by 2 screws.

I wouldnt say its hard. Just wrap the overlay around completely to the inner section of the trim for a clean look. Ive had practice before wrapping the trims off my old car.

Do it! its not hard.

I'll probably post pics tom!
I have my whole front grille plasti dipped wonder how it would look with those 2 piece wrapped. Hmmm...
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #1403
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When I get home im totally doing that
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:15 PM   #1404
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #1405
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That looks sweet. Your going to have to do the foglights also to match
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #1406
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Wes, that came out very nice!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #1407
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That looks sweet. Your going to have to do the foglights also to match
Great idea. Never thought of that.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:36 PM   #1408
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Wes, that came out very nice!
Thank you!
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:45 PM   #1409
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That's sick Wes! I like it better than the sport grill. Where in Ontario? I should pay you to do mine. LOL! I'm too nervous to take the bumper off myself.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #1410
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I agree, that looks amazing! Mnky, apparently you can remove the grill without taking the bumper off, though I haven't tried it myself yet.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1411
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That grill looks SIIIIIIICK !!! Im doing it.

What carbon overlay stuff did you use?
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #1412
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That's sick Wes! I like it better than the sport grill. Where in Ontario? I should pay you to do mine. LOL! I'm too nervous to take the bumper off myself.
Ya me too! I find this has more character than the sport mesh grill and cheaper lol ya, maybe we can work something out! hehe let me know if you decide on it.

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I agree, that looks amazing! Mnky, apparently you can remove the grill without taking the bumper off, though I haven't tried it myself yet.
Correct. You just have to remove the 4 screws which attach the grill to the front bumper. It can be done with the right tools and small hands. lol

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That grill looks SIIIIIIICK !!! Im doing it.

What carbon overlay stuff did you use?
HOLLA! I know right? I love it. 3M Scotchprint carbon fiber film.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #1413
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Ya me too! I find this has more character than the sport mesh grill and cheaper lol ya, maybe we can work something out! hehe let me know if you decide on it.



Correct. You just have to remove the 4 screws which attach the grill to the front bumper. It can be done with the right tools and small hands. lol



HOLLA! I know right? I love it. 3M Scotchprint carbon fiber film.
Do you have a link to where you got the 3M carbon fiber film and for how much, also how big of a sheet did you use?
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #1414
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EBay has some. I buy vinyl off there for a 24"x24" for $20 shipped.

You could just measure the dimensions...................
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:50 PM   #1415
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I agree, that looks amazing! Mnky, apparently you can remove the grill without taking the bumper off, though I haven't tried it myself yet.

If you "apparently" find instructions or the thread to make this happen you will make my day...

I ordered a sports grille about 2-3 months ago. Haven't had the chance to swap it out with the original because I haven't had the chance to figure out how to remove the bumper.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #1416
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Here's mine guys! http://i.imgur.com/WcieK.jpg

'13 sport premium. Dark grey metallic. 5speed. Spoiler, splash guards, strake, underspoiler. All-weather mats, cargo tray, seat-back protectors. Adding leather too

First new car. I'm stoked! Though the 8-12 week wait they estimated is going to be tough. I have zero patience.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #1417
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[quote=Wes_888;37934362]



Correct. You just have to remove the 4 screws which attach the grill to the front bumper. It can be done with the right tools and small hands. lol


Can you direct me to the "right tool"?

Unfortunately I have big hands so I might need to scout someone with tiny hands.

I wonder where this guy is? I could use him

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #1418
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Nice! ^White sedan looks good.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:11 PM   #1419
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If you "apparently" find instructions or the thread to make this happen you will make my day...

I ordered a sports grille about 2-3 months ago. Haven't had the chance to swap it out with the original because I haven't had the chance to figure out how to remove the bumper.
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Correct. You just have to remove the 4 screws which attach the grill to the front bumper. It can be done with the right tools and small hands. lol


Can you direct me to the "right tool"?
Theres a DIY on the forum somewhere, but its not hard.

1st layer fasteners are black plastic snap bolts, use flathead to pop off the tops then pull (easy) about 6 or 8 both large and small

Take off those ^ then take off the black plastic protector thing off the back of the grille. Has a curved rubbery piece attached to it.

2nd layer is 2 hidden SS screws that are a pain to get to on the outsides of the grille. Need stubby phillips head screwdriver ("right tool"?). I just angled in a long screwdriver from the side but was a PITA (hard) 2 of these

last layer fasteners are plastic clips at the bottom of the bumper that you have to poke at until the grille comes off. (med) maybe 4-6 pairs of these. I broke a couple of em takin mine off, but they dont seem too neccessary anyway.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #1420
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Theres a DIY on the forum somewhere, but its not hard.

1st layer fasteners are black plastic snap bolts, use flathead to pop off the tops then pull (easy) about 6 or 8 both large and small

Take off those ^ then take off the black plastic protector thing off the back of the grille. Has a curved rubbery piece attached to it.

2nd layer is 2 hidden SS screws that are a pain to get to on the outsides of the grille. Need stubby phillips head screwdriver ("right tool"?). I just angled in a long screwdriver from the side but was a PITA (hard) 2 of these

last layer fasteners are plastic clips at the bottom of the bumper that you have to poke at until the grille comes off. (med) maybe 4-6 pairs of these. I broke a couple of em takin mine off, but they dont seem too neccessary anyway.

4 stainless steel screws. There are 2 on each side on the INSIDE of the grill. You see them after you remove the black air vent whatever thing. Stubby phillips all you need. The clips underneath.. Do not just poke at them, but squeeze them together, they're simple clips take your time and you'll be fine.

Close the computer, open the hood Very easy. For the record I have big hands, but then again I also lost one of the ss screws haha
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #1421
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And now I am just confused. madrukis are you having a conversation with yourself or what?
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Haha
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #1423
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And now I am just confused. madrukis are you having a conversation with yourself or what?

Nope,

I think I bootched the reply quote where it looks like I'm replying to myself.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #1424
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4 stainless steel screws. There are 2 on each side on the INSIDE of the grill. You see them after you remove the black air vent whatever thing. Stubby phillips all you need. The clips underneath.. Do not just poke at them, but squeeze them together, they're simple clips take your time and you'll be fine.

Close the computer, open the hood Very easy. For the record I have big hands, but then again I also lost one of the ss screws haha

Thanks!

I will try this later today. Hopefully I don't screw it up like how I did on my "quote replying" skills.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #1425
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Thanks!

I will try this later today. Hopefully I don't screw it up like how I did on my "quote replying" skills.
Sweet, yeah really easy with stubby phillips. Just reach under and squeeze the clips together and you're done causin madrukis to the grill! Then you can do plasti dip art or whatever. That stuff is pretty rad.
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