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Old 03-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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EXT: D.I.Y. BLACK GRILL (the cheap way to get a nice black aftermarket looking grill)

  • 1 cb7 grill
  • 1 sheet of fine coarse sandpaper( i prefer wet less messy)
  • 1 phillips screw driver
  • 1 hacksaw blade
  • 1 fine file
  • 1 can of flat black paint(you can use what ever color you want. i like the flat black look.)


it's really easy. first, you remove your grill with the phillips screw driver. second, remove honda symbol, it'll get in the way of cutting later on. third, get your hacksaw blade and hacksaw all around the grill. fourth, remove any rough edges with the fine file. fifth, lightly sand your grill enough so paint can't stick. not to much because then you will see over the paint. sixth, wash grill to get all the filings off it and then air dry or let sit for awhile to dry. seventh, take your painting skills to work. ( i put about three coats on mine and it was enough.)

phillips and fine file

removed honda symbol and hacksaw blade ready for step 3

the after look of the grill with nothing inside

the results after a few hours of work.(a few hours because of the waiting of the paint to dry. if it looks good with 1 coat then about 45 mins.


feel free to and any ideas to the post. that why we are here to learn from each other. i thought about a mesh background but i don't want worry about it getting messed up and having to replace it later.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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yo ! i'd try a couple more light coats for longevity ( snow . salt ), and if you're cb is black i think a some clearcoat would make it look even better .
good diy !

i'm doin this for my 9293
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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UPDATE (grill on car)

it finally dried enough for me to put on the car. here are some pics.

it is bent i little do to an accident i had.(if you see the dent bends my hood a little bit.)

thanks for any ideas to make this do it yourself better guys. khal.lawson the color of my car is like a light grey metallic. that true about the salt didn't think about that one thanks man.

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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it finally dried enough for me to put on the car. here are some pics.

it is bent i little do to an accident i had.(if you see the dent bends my hood a little bit.)

thanks for any ideas to make this do it yourself better guys. khal.lawson the color of my car is like a light grey metallic. that true about the salt didn't think about that one thanks man.

NICE . lol . except for the hood dent , but do what needs fixin first cuh !
it looks good though man . once again .
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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gutter mesh..other than that and filling in the gap looks nice
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:36 PM   #6
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and another one

not too bad..

needs mesh..
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:40 PM   #7
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looks nice but you need to take care of that bottom cut out part with bondo or some filler,then sand it down and paint.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for the DIY man! I took the steps you said to take but now I want to put a mesh in the grille. Should I put it behind the chrome frame or behind the grille itself...Any suggestions??? -JOSH-
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:14 PM   #9
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Thanks for the DIY man! I took the steps you said to take but now I want to put a mesh in the grille. Should I put it behind the chrome frame or behind the grille itself...Any suggestions??? -JOSH-
behind the chrome frame. so that when you put the screws back on you can stretch the mesh out to get a nice tight fit.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:54 PM   #10
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Whats goin on man! I was planning to customize my OEM grille and make it look like yours but I cant find the mesh I want. I need help!



I've already been to home depot and local auto parts but cant find it. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:01 AM   #11
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did u ask for gutter mesh. i really didn't put the mesh because i'm waiting to find find one of those custom bentley look a likes in the jy. that looks ten times better than mesh. as soon as i do it i'll post pics
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:50 AM   #12
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they sell these on ebay now just fyi
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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they sell these on ebay now just fyi
they sell everything on ebay now. what's your point? It's a DIY. He wanted to do it and he did. He also decided to share it with us cuz he is proud of it and didn't just go to ebay to buy one. Where's the fun in that?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:22 AM   #14
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did u ask for gutter mesh. i really didn't put the mesh because i'm waiting to find find one of those custom bentley look a likes in the jy. that looks ten times better than mesh. as soon as i do it i'll post pics
Cool! I'll try that! Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:44 PM   #15
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did you sand over the "silver plastic trim" or just painted over it ?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:10 PM   #16
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they sell these on ebay now just fyi
fit/look like shit.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:16 PM   #17
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Nice. I tried that and then fill the cut out part with some fiberglass bondo and sand it down but it's a huge pain in the ass. Once I can manage to do that, I'll fit a mesh and glue to it the Accord emblem or Honda. Not sure yet. Just another summer time project.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #18
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fit/look like shit.
X2 - very tru well from my eyes on my own CB - it looks nice but the bitch starts to sag like craszie look at mynes.






which is the reason i want to try this in the mean while i stack up for something decent
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #19
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did you sand over the "silver plastic trim" or just painted over it ?
I wanna know too! Please help!
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #20
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It's gonna sag cuz all of the supports were removed. You will have to figure out a way to strengthen it on the top to prevent it from sagging.
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