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Hey Fellas and ladies... im needing help with "HOW TO PUT GRILLS ON". I Have this grill (picture below) and when I bought it at the local Performance Shop, The guy told me to buy these things, he showed me what they were... and they look like what you would find inside a duo-tang (for those of you who forget school, those were those floppy paper folders) the folding wire things!... sorry if thats not a good description!... okay anyways, he told me to tac-concrete those one and fold them over the grills so it keeps them on... problem is, Ive looked at all the local shops and I cant find anything like what he was showing me and they dont sell them (go figure) and my body kit does not come with the ones attached on it like some do. Anyways... Is there any other way to do it? Ive thought about folding the grill over and tac-concreting it on, but im scared it might turn out really sloppy or something! I have no clue how to get it on... can I get some help please?.....

Here is my grill....




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Alright.... So im done and the grills are on my car... looking very mexican I must say... so here you go.... Ill make this like a childrens story....

Danielle Got Her Bumper Back From Paint....

Job Really Well Done From Her Painter.... (More pics of the bumper)...


She Then Bought Some 90 Degree Brackets....

And Some Glue Stuff in a tube.....

And Then she glued the brackets on the body kit with the glue in the tube....

Danielle was in such a hurry to get her car on the road, that she niglected to take pictures of securing the brackets and glue with duct tape after leaving them on there for three days and then strapping her grills on with zip ties and more glue in a tube....

But then badda bing badda boom... the bodykit is on the car... Looking very mexican....






And Thats The story... enjoy it!
 

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Krix said:
the WW kit uses glue and screws. JB weld maybe?
Or gorilla glue.

Might be worth looking for some wiretie fasteners. We used them to secure networking cables, they are about 3/4" square, with sticky foam on the back, and a small flat loop on the top. They stick to most any relatively smooth surface (eg. painted plywood), and provide a good fastening point for a wiretie.
 

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Thanks guys.. Ill look into both of those, but I dont think Ill want to put screws in the kit, or weld anything on it... Ill probably end up messing it up.. as im useless in the "fabrication" area! but the wiretie fasteners seems interesting and something I might actually be able to do! Thanks a Bunch!
 

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do a search on google for an auto body supply store and buy some bonding adhesive, its a 2-part epoxy based adhesive and will bond almost anything to almost anything and its strong as hell, alot of body shops use this stuff now to bond on quarter panels and such instead of welding them. all you need to do is scuff up the surfaces that your going to bond with like 80 grit sandpaper and wipe them down with some sort of an alcohol prep wipe, bond, clamp it and let it dry, i usually use the 1 minute dry stuff, they have 5, 10 and 20 minute stuff but i don't think you wanna stand there for 10 minutes holding the two pieces together.
 

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Iev seen the apoxy stuff used before on other peoples cars... and to tell you the truth, I have never seen one that looks well done... they all look sloppy in behind... not saying that anyone will see the underside of it, but I still dont wa a job done that looks bad... I was thinking about it at first, but I really dont want to go that route unless I cannot find any other way that im comfortable doing myself!
 

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you could get some loctite run a thin bead around the edge your attaching the grill to and then clamp/hold it there tightly while it drys. the great thing about loctite is that its an awsome adhesive but also it comes in a tube like caulking so you can apply it with the same sort of precision. Doing it this way would also allow you to control how much you put on to the attachment area so that when you place it on you dont get massive amounts running through the touching areas of the grill and you can easily (but quickly) rub off excess... although with any of the other glue/bonding material adeas you could always sand the excess off in the back so that if anyone is looking back there they dont really see it.. its all in prep in finishing i guess but i hope you can figure it out and heck post up some pics of the process to add to the how to section
 

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danielleb said:
Thanks guys.. Ill look into both of those, but I dont think Ill want to put screws in the kit, or weld anything on it... Ill probably end up messing it up.. as im useless in the "fabrication" area! but the wiretie fasteners seems interesting and something I might actually be able to do! Thanks a Bunch!
Given the unusual application and weather exposure, if you use these as the primary attachment, I'd also suggest running a couple of wires up at the top so if it comes loose, it won't fall out.

In terms of the idea of using glue, I think that's worth considering. Since you're concerned about the internal look, if you're really into it, you might fab some posts by cutting up plastic rod about 1/2" or more in diameter into sections fitted to the inside front of the cover, and coming up to the level of the opening. Then you could screw the grill onto the posts. I know you can get lucite like that, since some folks using them as balusters (now keep those dirty thoughts to yourselves!). That would make the glue up job look neater, and allow you to easily change out grills later.
 

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Thanks Guys! I eneded up finishing it up usuing 90 degree brackets and "Liquid Nail", seemd to work pretty good.... except the fact that my car looks mexican and overdone!...It really ugly.... but w/e... some high school kid will think its kool and buy it from me next year, or Ill just fix it up with a new body kit and different grills... I have pictures on my camera, but the battery died as I took a picture... so the battery is charging and Ill get pics on here later Of My Overdone Mexican CRX! (It also doesnt help that the Wing Is HUGE, and the car is PINK)
 

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Thanks Guys! I eneded up finishing it up usuing 90 degree brackets and "Liquid Nail", seemd to work pretty good.... except the fact that my car looks mexican and overdone!...It really ugly.... but w/e... some high school kid will think its kool and buy it from me next year, or Ill just fix it up with a new body kit and different grills... I have pictures on my camera, but the battery died as I took a picture... so the battery is charging and Ill get pics on here later Of My Overdone Mexican CRX! (It also doesnt help that the Wing Is HUGE, and the car is PINK)
Got any glo wire on it yet? Comes in a nice pink........
 

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danielleb said:
Thanks Guys! I eneded up finishing it up usuing 90 degree brackets and "Liquid Nail", seemd to work pretty good.... except the fact that my car looks mexican and overdone!...It really ugly.... but w/e... some high school kid will think its kool and buy it from me next year, or Ill just fix it up with a new body kit and different grills... I have pictures on my camera, but the battery died as I took a picture... so the battery is charging and Ill get pics on here later Of My Overdone Mexican CRX! (It also doesnt help that the Wing Is HUGE, and the car is PINK)
Its the pink that adds charm, its those Big Chrome wheels that make you look mexican. :lol:

Way to go on getting it done.
 

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There are pictures up top if anyone cares... ahah and I know my signal light plastic seals arent in properly... I have to take the bumper off sometime soon anyways.... cuz im gonna get new signal lights.... some that actually fit... but dont judge me... I bought the car like that, and there are more important things to be done before I get onto that! Enjoy!
 

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i thik you did a good job. . . you asked everyones opinion, you researched the problem at hand, you weighed your options versus what you were actaully able to pul off your self and you did it. . . i couldnt be happier. . . .

chris
 

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danielleb said:
Thanks Guys! I eneded up finishing it up usuing 90 degree brackets and "Liquid Nail", seemd to work pretty good.... except the fact that my car looks mexican and overdone!...It really ugly.... but w/e... some high school kid will think its kool and buy it from me next year, or Ill just fix it up with a new body kit and different grills... I have pictures on my camera, but the battery died as I took a picture... so the battery is charging and Ill get pics on here later Of My Overdone Mexican CRX! (It also doesnt help that the Wing Is HUGE, and the car is PINK)
Got any glo wire on it yet? Comes in a nice pink........
You mean underglow?!?!... Ahaha.... No not yet... I was thinking of later on after I finish what NEEDS to be done with her, getting some purple underglow to go with the pink.... pink underglow would be too much pink im thiking... but then when can "I" Ever have too much pink?!?!.... And Thanks for Chris... for the "Job Well Done" :)
 
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