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post #1 of 18 Old 25th July 2007, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Racemesh grilles anyone?

I was wondereing about the Racemesh stainless grilles, similar to Jag XJR etc. (here: http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/...racemeshkidney)

Anyone tried, or have opinions (unlikely, I know ;-)

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post #2 of 18 Old 25th July 2007, 11:53 PM
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It's funny you mention this. Just yesterday my wife commented on how good the car would look with that type of kidney grill. I think it would look good myself. I might just do it.

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Mines a silver, so I though it would go quite well. Might Photoshop a test first.

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Been there done that

Rog (Carbon Black) ran with the black surround on a black painted race mesh grill for a while. Looked tacky and he didnt like it.

I (Carbon Black) ran with the black surround and the chrome grill for a little over a year. The black surround was not colour matched to CB, so on close inspection it looked a bit kit-ish. But I kinda liked the chrome on black racemesh look. But then again, even though it sounded good on paper (photoshop) it never seemed to quite gelled in the flesh.

The conscruction (glue gun mounted grill in surround) left a little to be desired. In the end, a year after isntalling I was picking my car up from the garage, blasted off, and at the garage I found that the grill was gone....

Back to normal now.

Lasting memory was. Liked the concept of the look - but would have wanted to build them better myself and also I think its very important to do the lower grill as well to balance it all out.

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Mines the one on the left. This shot is not good - but shows how the mesh was a bit too fine. It needed to be corser possibly.
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The Beast is not a Jag and furthermore it must be a hassle to open the lid with a race mesh grille.
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I'll ask Racemesh about the opener. I still like the look, but worry that there are a lot of bad amateur jobs & don't want it to look too 'Barryboys'! (see the Fiesta http://www.barryboys.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26299)

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You need a little wire-like instrument. A hassle IMO.
Its easy. The RaceMesh grill comes with the parts and instructions.

The bad bit -- You saw off the tip of the normal release.
Then you drill throuh the side and mount a supplied bent peice of 3mm(?) aluminium through the hole and through the grill. It works fine. And since its the same gauge and finish as the grill its very hard to see it unless looking for it.

And even though I've gone back to normal grills - with a tip of the release sawn off the release is still easily usable.

As mentioned above though - I have changed back - they didnt work in aesthetics and quality for me.

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As mentioned above though - I have changed back - they didnt work in aesthetics and quality for me.
Which ones did you have? Consider selling?
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