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martini
08-07-09, 23:27
Bought some mesh from Matt H (thanks), and fitted it this evening using a power drill and some very small cable ties. I think it looks pretty neat, and considering it was all done for 10... I am very pleased!

I would like to thank Darryl for his tips on how to do this, along with a few other members (Heckler, Matt H, Gaz, Pixelfill, SupraGirlie, Luxluc) for advice.

Before: (flipped for continuity)

http://idisk.me.com/martinirwin/Public/Pictures/Skitch/MESH_3-20090708-232400.jpg

After:

http://idisk.me.com/martinirwin/Public/Pictures/Skitch/MESH_1-20090708-232634.jpg

http://idisk.me.com/martinirwin/Public/Pictures/Skitch/MESH_2-20090708-232559.jpg

Took me about 30 minutes :) with the bumper on! Fiddly indeed :)

Mesh is only to stop the radiator getting destroyed, but also looks quite nice. I might change the bumper in the future, but for now, I think this does the job. In daylight, you could see the radiator - which is pretty uncool and ugly!

Skirts are being fitted on Friday! :D

Spike3.0
08-07-09, 23:30
Looks good, but maybe a little too silver on the black car...

How about spraying it Gun metal or black to help blend it in a little ?

heckler
08-07-09, 23:32
I used black mesh on mine...

martini
08-07-09, 23:35
Looks good, but maybe a little too silver on the black car...

How about spraying it Gun metal or black to help blend it in a little ?

Well, I am getting skirts done on Friday, so maybe they could spray it :)

Dave17
08-07-09, 23:35
Looks good to me, i quite like the stark colour contrast actually, was this a bumper off job? I'm thinking about doing the same with my standard front bumper.

martini
08-07-09, 23:42
Bumper on :) [edited]

was a bit difficult but not too bad.

Guigsy
08-07-09, 23:43
no pictures showing for me :(

Jamesy
08-07-09, 23:44
cracking job mate ;)

heckler
08-07-09, 23:44
only for a bit of comparison... black mesh...

http://www.internetwork.org.uk/pictures/10.jpg

martini
08-07-09, 23:49
Heckler... if I get a bumper that fits 100% I'll do it like yours probs. :thumbs:

Mine's a non-perfect replica, with a bit of wear and ageing.

heckler
08-07-09, 23:51
Heckler... if I get a bumper that fits 100% I'll do it like yours probs. :thumbs:

Mine's a non-perfect replica, with a bit of wear and ageing.

mines a rep too ;)

martini
08-07-09, 23:53
mines a rep too ;)

Mine's a non-perfect replica. :)

i.e. it had to be bent a fair bit to get it on... hence me not taking it off!

heckler
08-07-09, 23:53
Mine's a non-perfect replica. :)

i.e. it had to be bent a fair bit to get it on... hence me not taking it off!

ah, got ya ;)

TTRickeh
09-07-09, 01:39
Black mesh will look miles better

Kev_A
09-07-09, 11:23
Mine came with silver mesh in the apetures, thought it looked hideous so removed it and polished up the FMIC pipes, I keep toying with the idea of putting black mesh in all of the holes though.

Looks a tidy enough job mate but IMHO the silver mesh is just too much against a black car...

SupraGirlie
09-07-09, 11:35
Good job :thumbs: I been thinking about putting some mesh in my TS front to protect my new FMIC.

Gaz6002
09-07-09, 16:08
Nice work dude - black mesh is the way forward for the TS front IMHO

DamanC
09-07-09, 16:10
Good effort but silver looks poo. Dig the spray paint out :)

asad
09-07-09, 19:16
what color mesh to put in a alpine silver supra front with stock bumper?
BLACK or SILVER? black i was thinking..need to do mine too asap..

Richie-R
09-07-09, 20:31
Silver mesh for me love the contrast with black.

martini
10-07-09, 14:40
changed it to black. If I had mesh covering ALL the gaps, I might have left it silver...

http://idisk.me.com/martinirwin/Public/Pictures/Skitch/Finshed_3-20090710-143537.jpg

Thread on my new skirts is here (http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthread.php?t=191251).

asad
10-07-09, 15:11
much better!!