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Old 05-02-2006, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front Grill removal

Hi all,

I would like some detailed info on how to remove these so I can get them painted. I've already seen a thread explaining how to remove these but I'm having a bit of trouble. I jacked up the car and I see 2 bolts and a lot of plastic tabs. I don't want to start pulling off those tabs if I don't have to but I did remove the 2 bolts and I was able to pull down some of the air dam but I still can't reach those metal tabs. Can anyone provide pictures on exactly what needs to be removed for this mod. I've already done a search these forums but I could've overlooked it. Thanks!!

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SolWhat? and others have given great directions here:

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Old 05-02-2006, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SolWhat? and others have given great directions here:

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That was one of the threads that I read already but I'm still unclear. Which part is the intake ducts?
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If you follow up on that thread, pay particular attention to the posts by Karr1008 and Lagonia. They basically tell you how to remove the grilles from the front of the car, and you don't have to go at it from the bottom.

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you follow up on that thread, pay particular attention to the posts by Karr1008 and Lagonia. They basically tell you how to remove the grilles from the front of the car, and you don't have to go at it from the bottom.

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Thanks!! I think I got it now, I'm going to try it over the weekend.

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Old 05-31-2006, 06:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I stopped at the body shop this afternoon to pick up the new grills I ordered 9 days ago. I decided to have them professionally painted this time around.

Revision 3:
Grills: $35 each = $70
Paint/Materials = $48
Labor = $75
Enjoyment of look (assuming they don't chip and flake) = Priceless

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When they painted your grill is the silver the original color or a true silver/chrome paint? and is the black gloss or semi-gloss
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Silver is the original color. The black appear to be a flat black. The entire grill was finished with a matte clear coat.
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The black and silver looks good with the red. I think I'll have to break down sometime this summer and do the same.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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They look really nice!! Enjoy
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Those are awsome. I've got a red 07' ordered, and I'm goin' to have to copy your creativity when my Sol arrives!
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If you follow up on that thread, pay particular attention to the posts by Karr1008 and Lagonia. They basically tell you how to remove the grilles from the front of the car, and you don't have to go at it from the bottom.

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If you don't go at it from the bottom you can't replace all four tabs that hold the grills in place. You may never need them but I'd rather put it back the way it was originally and it's no big deal to go at it from the bottom really.
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Those are great, but chrome grilles rule on the aggressive.
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