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This is a discussion on Alternative to Grill Insert within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by levityinc3 Wish I still working in a machine shop. I could've probably fabbed something. Want to loan ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Wish I still working in a machine shop. I could've probably fabbed something. Want to loan me the money for the billet grill : lol.
    Shoot, you can pick one up on ebay for around $50 or less.

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    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Shoot, you can pick one up on ebay for around $50 or less.

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    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
    Wow that is cheap.

    I'm not a huge fan of them... but if my home made grill ends up looking like poop I'll probably just stick with my red, non-grill deal I've got going right now.

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    You have the whole weekend. Make it look great!

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    I pulled my insert out also....I was wondering about the foam is it there in case of an accident? That impact foam??? I want it gone!!! I am looking for an SLP Grille Insert.....do you guys know where to find them.

    I went to ebay, and nothing!!!


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    Yea i like em too, but it'd be about 300 with shipping...idk if i wanna spend that much on a non performance mod.

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    Bear with me Allbaugh. I have an idea that will cost under $50.00. What I initially tried I am changing, and this should come out pretty sweet.

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    I hope you're taking pictures as you go. Now you've got me a bit curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I hope you're taking pictures as you go. Now you've got me a bit curious...
    Yes I am. I hope that it will turn out good enough for me to make a write-up for it.

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    i had also pulled mine out as well and want to keep it out, but there was paint missing in the bottom corners where the cheap plastic onw would rub I guess? So I went for the billet for the time being. But I dont know about cutting the foam thats the bumper absorber for accidents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtieguy02SS View Post
    i had also pulled mine out as well and want to keep it out, but there was paint missing in the bottom corners where the cheap plastic onw would rub I guess? So I went for the billet for the time being. But I dont know about cutting the foam thats the bumper absorber for accidents...
    Yeah mine has the rubbed off paint, too. Initially I was going to fix that, but now I'm just going to customize the stock insert, make it look bad ass, and then reinsert it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Bear with me Allbaugh. I have an idea that will cost under $50.00. What I initially tried I am changing, and this should come out pretty sweet.
    in for pics and future how to

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    Great ideas guys! I'm interested in a, dare i say it, deeper looking grill area, possibly with two round lights like the mustang cobras have. The grill inserts are nice but they are too close to the edge. Kind of like a deep dish wheel look nicer imo, i'd like a deep dish front grill. Would probably involve some cutting. Anyone seen a kit or any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Yeah mine has the rubbed off paint, too. Initially I was going to fix that, but now I'm just going to customize the stock insert, make it look bad ass, and then reinsert it.
    Kind of dropped the ball there didn't ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Kind of dropped the ball there didn't ya
    Been busy. It's coming. I've got to wait for some of this humidity to go away. The ball is still bouncing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levityinc3 View Post
    Alright. So I talked to two different body shops today, and a body shop supplier. They recommended that I use a plastic compound to fill in the holes. The only problem is, they don't make a filler version, more of a caulk. It's runny and hard to get to use as a filler. Plus it was expensive, too. Not only all of this bad news, but he said that after a few thousand miles, after I get it squared away, it will crack, due to vibrations. I said, well how would a body shop do it, if I paid them; he replied, they would do exactly what I'm saying, except they wouldn't tell you about the cracking. But I fucking bought it, with an idea for a change of plan.

    I ended up using the plastic bond that I bought to fill in the drill holes from the license bracket, and license plate. After sanding with some 80 grit of course. It only took about 20 minutes to dry, I then sanded the spots with more 80 grit, and then worked my way all the way up sanding the entire thing from 120, to 220. After that, I spray painted it with some semi-gloss paint with little sparkly shits in it. After this I'm going to paint the inner part that says CAMARO red, with some 81U.

    This isn't what I wanted to do at all, but I apparently I don't really have a choice. So far it looks pretty good though. I'll post some pictures up later, right now my computer isn't letting me.
    Funny, as the body shop that I inquired with told me to use a fiberglass filler.

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    Alright a-holes. The insert is currently drying. I should have it close to, or finished tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyun View Post
    Funny, as the body shop that I inquired with told me to use a fiberglass filler.
    Well. When I first went to Autozone to buy filler I was under the impression that it is fiberglass. They told me what I needed to buy and it just so happened I didn't have that much money on me. On the way back home I stopped at a body shop, and they told me the Autozone people were a pack of retards, and that I shouldn't take their word for it. He said it's just standard rubber bumper, and that fiberglass filler wouldn't stick. He said I'd need bumper repair caulk. He suggested I go to a car painting specialty store. So I went to this place called Sanders' Supply. He told me that I needed the rubber bumper repair caulk also, and that he was 100% positive that it wouldn't work. Actually he said it would work for a few thousand miles, then it would crack and look like shit. Thus my new plan... Which will be further developed later tonight.

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    Here's what I've done so far. I'll post pictures leading up to a final product, and if people like it then I'll make a write up for it.


    Sanded, filler and glazing putty.


    More sanding, primer, followed by more sanding, and more primer.

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    I just put on the glossy black, and I'm really happy with the results. Tomorrow I'm painting the inside of the CAMARO red.


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