DIY Honeycomb grille

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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby renan_don18 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:51 pm

fark looks nice! great work! whered you get the mesh (or which seller)? I was looking everywhere for similar but could only find the expensive ass ones online.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:48 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:Good work, Ben :good:
Considering doing the lower aperture to match?


thanks. if i get a spare front bar at some point i might look into doing the lower air intake.

renan_don18 wrote:fark looks nice! great work! whered you get the mesh (or which seller)? I was looking everywhere for similar but could only find the expensive ass ones online.


got the mesh on ebay. just search 'grill mesh'. I got mine from seller 'superior-gooz'. from memory i paid $38 plus postage for a sheet big enough to do two grills.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby RX25SE » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:42 pm

Looks ace Ben.

I agree with BBB, lower opening would be good.


I've started with mine, fitting some black expanded aluminium mesh behind the grill and some to go into the lower opening, but I prefer the look of yours.

Benrs wrote:
bigBADbenny wrote:Good work, Ben :good:
Considering doing the lower aperture to match?


thanks. if i get a spare front bar at some point i might look into doing the lower air intake.


Pretty sure you will come across one.. :D
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:50 pm

Yeah im keen to see what the lower opening would look like with mesh. I think for it to work the mesh would need to be either in line with the grill mesh or the foglight mesh. Both options would require some of the inner portion of the opening to be removed so that the mesh can me attached to the back. Would be ideal for someone with a fmic to give it a go as the cutting is already done.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby teh_mechanic » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:23 am

Looks great man! I was trawling the net for a grille this morning but came across this, exactly the look I wanted.

Ordered mesh from Ebay, going to do grille and the lower spotlight and air intake on my K2 gear front bar. I'll try to remember to post back to give you guys an idea of the look.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby bigBADbenny » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:55 am

That spare bumper is available for a mockup session for another month or so if we can arrange a time at yours, Ben :)
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby teh_mechanic » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:42 pm

Not the best picture but while I had my K2 gear front bar off to re-fibreglass and paint I fit some of the same ebay honeycomb mesh to it and Plastidip/meshed the grille. Came out as I'd hoped, thanks for the original pic to inspire me to do it.
Only downside as opposed to your regular mesh, is this pretty much doesn't bend at all, so you can't bend and adhesive it in like the Autobarn stuff. So I bought some aluminium strap from bunnings, cut it to small 10cm lengths, right angle bent them and fibreglass them in so the mesh would have something I could bolt it to to keep in place. (The green tape is to protect the new paint (this mesh thing was an afterthought after painting :meeting:, and the white tape was just to hold it in place while fibreglassing, so it obviously came off after)

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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:25 pm

nice work! that front bar has a hint of e46 M3 about it.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Penga » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi Ben,

So how much do i have to pay you for you do make me a DIY honeycomb grille?
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:22 am

Hi Penga. PM sent
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Veldex » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:08 am

This looks magnificent! I should give this ago.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Troy » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:44 pm

Hi all,
wanting to do this to an old grill.
noticed the mesh comes in different sized holes, not sure what size your guys holes are? Can you measure approx hole sizes? Thanks.
got to get the chome off the grill it bubbled, that's why I got the new one and it's starting to do the same
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:18 am

inside diameter of honeycomb holes measures approx 32mm wide x 13mm high
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby SixWegin » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:48 pm

here's how mine turned out, i opted for removing the inner step of the grill and having the mesh right behind the chrome

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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby shav » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:28 am

Looks awesome
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