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Billet Grille: Best Way to Install?

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    Question Billet Grille: Best Way to Install?

    Hi everybody

    Last week I got a billet grille from eBay, which really looks awesome (when manually held over the factory grille). As I didn't want to damage the factory grille I removed the front fascia. Then I removed the factory grille from the fascia and now there are 8 ugly holes where the factory grille was mounted and also the 2 big holes. I'm now wondering how I should install the billet grille so that it looks best.

    Option 1: Reinstall the factory grille and screw the billet grille on top of it.
    Advantage: No need to cover the factory grille mounting holes.
    Disadvantage: Damages the factory grille. The technical inspection authority could theoretically force me to remove the billet grille (silly european regulations), so I would have to buy a new factory grille.

    Option 2: Screw the billet grille directly to the front fascia
    Advantage: The factory grille would stay intact and could easily be reinstalled if the authorities object to the billet grille.
    Disadvantge: All the holes left by the factory grille would have to be covered.

    So my questions are:
    - What looks better in your opinion?
    - How did you install your billet grille?
    - Would you install it differently if you had to install it again?
    - What is the cost of a new factory grille?
    - If you screwed the billet grille directly to the fascia:
    -- How did you cover the factory grille mounting holes?
    -- Did you also cover the two big holes? How?
    -- What color is your car? (I suppose it's easier to cover the holes on a black car?)

    Thank you in advance,
    Mike

    PS: Here's a picture(by graphicsgod ) that shows the front fascia without the factory grille: i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/graphicsgod/removeplasticfrnt_camaro.jpg

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    You must Remove the factory grill and screw into the front fascia. That is the proper installation for the billet grill. I have never seen one that was bolted to the factory griil. You will have to cut the factory grill out.

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