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Please Help with Tips on Grill Craft Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by blazze2005, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    blazze2005

    blazze2005 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My Grillcraft Mesh Grille will be here on Thursday and wanted to start gathering what I may need for the install. I was wondering what is the best thing to use to cut out the center on my stock grille?

    What kind of saw should I use? Any photos and tips you guys may have would be really helpful..

    Thanks For any Help
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Just getta saw with a fine blade...like a pvc saw would be perfect. And maybe some fine grit sand paper so its smooth and finished (not that you'll see it)
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    blazze2005

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    How bought a hack-saw blade held in hand,would that do it?
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    ChopperCam

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    I just used a cordless Reciprocating Saw to do mine, turned out good. Just take your time and remember to paint your rad if you want that all black look.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    blazze2005

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    I will be painting the A/C Condenser when it warms up around here...

    Any recommendation on what black spray paint to use?

    Do I have to use High Heat paint on the A/C Condenser?
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    I used a close quarters hacksaw (google it) and it worked great since the plastic is pretty soft and the Dremel just didn't fit well.

    As for paint, what I and quite a few others on here, use flat black BBQ paint. Not sure if the high-temp part is required or not, but better safe than sorry.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    also on the grillcraft web site, they hav good step by step pics, and list the tools u need......i kno this cuz i was gona get one for my sisters RSX but never did, lol.
     
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