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Second wire mesh layer behind Grillcraft?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Beau02, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Feb 11, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Beau02

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    Anyone out there do like THIS GUY and put a second layer of painted wire mesh behind their Grillcraft to make it less see-through? If you've installed one with or without this addition I'd be interested in your opinion.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Bump . . . :playball:

    Anyone got an opinion on this? I've never seen an installed Grillcraft in person. I got in on the group buy and want to have all the necessary materials ready when it gets here - not too patient when it comes to waiting for install of new stuff...
     
  3. Feb 11, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    I knew it was gona be that truck. I haven't but I plan on using just a material mesh behind it if it's not dark enough. I really like when it's blacked out like his.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    you could just paint behind it so its black
     
  5. Feb 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    I do plan to paint everything behind it black, but I just don't care for how it appears that the components are still visible in the right light.

    The guy in the link used a second layer of expanded metal, which would work, but I'm wondering if one could also use a layer of painted wire mesh? Probably a 1/8" openings or so. I don't think that would really limit airflow to the point that it'd be an issue. Is that something like you're planning to use rab89? Also, while I've got your attention, thanks for getting the Grillcraft group buy together. Although late I was able to get in on it and I'm pumped!
     
  6. Feb 11, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    hey no problem, glad you got in! I was just going to go to the hardware store and find a black perforated fabric to put behind it, which will still let lot's of air through, but we'll see when I get to the hardware store.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    I was going to use metal black screen that is used on screen doors
     
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