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Ask the Grill guy!

Discussion in 'HomerTaco' started by HomerTaco, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Go ahead! Got a Grill question? Post it up here & I'll do my best to assist. :D
     
  2. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    How do I get my grill up to temp faster :cool:

    Joking, do you have the hook up on getting them painted?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    deadhed61

    deadhed61 What a long strange trip it's been...

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    Since a certain someone, who shall not be named, isn't making 2012 satoshi's :D I'll be starting mine soon and will def have some questions!
     
  4. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    RMAN808

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    Why you no make 98-00 satoshi???? :anonymous:


    :p :D just kidding!!
     
  5. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I have mine done by a Pro Body shop but I've seen some pretty good DIY paint jobs.
    I don't have the patience for it but for anyone who is interested this website has everything you need to do a color match paint job:

    www.paintscratch.com

    :D
     
  6. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    Painting.

    Best paint/primer brand?
    How many coats?

    Tips to help make the paint last longer under various conditions/temperature.


    Thanks!
     
  7. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    I am currently working on a mesh-only insert option for the 2012.

    I have not forgotten you guys.;)
     
  8. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    Honestly I had a very difficult time with the properties of the thermoplastic used on that year grill. It did not agree with my process and was very difficult to form.
    I did one for MTgirl and that was it. :eek:
    I simply don't have the time to really take on more work either. :(
     
  9. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    RMAN808

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    Yea I've asked you this before but just making trouble... :p

    Anywho, I'm planning on getting some mesh from you sometime before this summer. Might try to tackle this project (finally). Although I don't think I like the deep dish look. How does one go about make it more of a shallower mount, but not necessarily "flush"? Do you just cut the inside of the grille in closer to the front so the mesh rests on it closer?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    If you are referring to how I do the inner surrounds the key is prep.
    Even if it is still a factory smooth surface I sand with 220 grit and prime with Rustoleum Filler Primer. cleaning with an air gun then wiping down with a tack cloth is a must! Three coats of flat black & it's all set to assemble.

    As far as temp - I heat up my shop nowadays just to be able to paint!
    As far as durability to the end user in extreme temps - I have had no complaints.
    I've shipped grills to all kinds of climates. :eek:
     
  11. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] That "grill guy" Vendor

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    You got it. ;)
     
  12. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    RMAN808

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    Awesome! Thanks, :homer:!!
     
  13. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    My grill is cold. Paint doesn't react to the cold in my experience. And we're talking well below zero temps a lot of the time.

    Speaking of that Craig I should have pics of it all very soon. It's at the paint shop finally :woot:
     
  14. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    Thanks. My first paint job hasnt lasted as long i thought. The white paint is starting to stain from all the bugs and weather that its been exposed to. And no matter how much i wash it, its still stained an off white colour.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    I look forward to seeing it Ben! :D
     
  16. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    For that I'd say this:
    If you decide to redo it go double on a good clear coat. That's the way to go.;)
    The shop that does mine puts a killer clear on them that is super easy to shine.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    Once you have those done please let me know. I'm definitely interested!
     
  18. Feb 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    Question about the 05-11 thin lips. There is the mounting point thing on the bottom of the grill in the center, do you have to cut it? Thinking about going from full depth to thin lip but i have a grillcraft insert, wondering if you leave the mounting point and notch the mesh around it.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    If your referring to that stupid little guide pin in the center bottom of the grill go ahead & lop the damn thing off - it's useless other than centering the grill when you put it on the truck.
    I'm leaning towards removing them from every grill I produce.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How do I get burned on chicken, off my grill?
     
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