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Old 05-15-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
Amled1
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Default 2006 WRX Grill Mod (Mesh Delete)

I know some people have put in new metal mesh grills but I wanted to just delete the cheap plastic mesh that is in the grill. This is my first write-up on a DIY so hope this is tolerable. I wanted the upper grill to match the lower grill and I also wanted to see the hella horns better.

Here is the grill before for reference.
http://i.imgur.com/cqPgKhH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w7xBXyu.jpg

First I took a dremmel to the grille to get rid of most of it.
http://i.imgur.com/ouijiNQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0BNljR2.jpg

I then ground down the nubs and sanded them.
http://i.imgur.com/aFnLFOM.jpg

Then high build primer and wet sanded.
http://i.imgur.com/aFnLFOM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5OiuIac.jpg

Then began painting it matte black afterwards
http://i.imgur.com/9gX6sp9.jpg

Here are the pieces put together and finished up.
http://i.imgur.com/3MzNxRp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YoRjldy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AryZVsh.jpg

It turned out pretty well imo.
Thanks for looking!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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I know some people have put in new metal mesh grills but I wanted to just delete the cheap plastic mesh that is in the grill. This is my first write-up on a DIY so hope this is tolerable. I wanted the upper grill to match the lower grill and I also wanted to see the hella horns better.

Here is the grill before for reference.




First I took a dremmel to the grille to get rid of most of it.




I then ground down the nubs and sanded them.


Then high build primer and wet sanded.




Then began painting it matte black afterwards


Here are the pieces put together and finished up.




It turned out pretty well imo.
Thanks for looking!


fixed your links... Grill looks good.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:25 PM   #4
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fixed your links... Grill looks good.[/url]
Thank you and thank you!
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
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Damn, that looks factory!

Have any pictures further back?
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:34 PM   #6
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Awesome job Amled1! Would be nice to se a picture of the whole front end as well.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:16 AM   #7
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Awesome job Amled1! Would be nice to se a picture of the whole front end as well.
He posted one...

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...Here are the pieces put together and finished up...


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Old 05-19-2015, 11:59 AM   #8
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Damn, that looks factory!

Have any pictures further back?
Thank you! Do you mean prior to cutting it out or closer up pictures? Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:34 PM   #9
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Thank you! Do you mean prior to cutting it out or closer up pictures? Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Ah, sorry, further away from the car.

I wish this would work on the 2015, but it will require mesh to fill the giant hole. Going to be sending my car in for a new bumper over the summer so I'll be chopping it up soon.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:50 PM   #10
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Ah, sorry, further away from the car.

I wish this would work on the 2015, but it will require mesh to fill the giant hole. Going to be sending my car in for a new bumper over the summer so I'll be chopping it up soon.
Awww man, that's unfortunate. And I'll try to take a picture tomorrow!
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