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Those interested in the different grill patterns for when I sell them, here is your order of priority:

Audi RS style: I bought a 38'x29" sheet so I will have left overs if anyone wants to split them. The sheet is so big it could literally do SEVEN grills.

1. Ksimp88 (Sent and received)
2. colovolvo (Sent and received)
3. DevolvR (In progress)
4. AMDG (In progress)
5. R-Title (Sent)
6. Trav8832 (Sent and received)
7. NYR (Cancelled)
8. benjamincab9 (Sent)
9. Stuntman315 (Tentative)
10. Maverick188 (Next batch?)
11. TheGerman (Next batch?)
12. OJS (Next batch?)
13. flybikes (Next batch?)
14. Karpiak (Next batch?)
15. Notyourmomsvolvo (Next batch?)

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passat3cfront by Saleen9090, on Flickr


Diamond woven wire: Looking to get rid off, will only do one grill

1. No takers


IMG_5646 by Saleen9090, on Flickr

Honeycomb: Looking to get rid off, will only do one grill

1. BryanO'Blivion


IMG_5649 by Saleen9090, on Flickr










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I am having trouble choosing. I bought both materials because they were cheap and I wanted to see them in person. The trim of the grill will be a plasti dip flat black and the grill is going to be painted black chrome like my emblems. I have no need for whichever one I do not choose if anyone wants it.


Diamond pattern woven wire


IMG_5646 by Saleen9090, on Flickr


IMG_5647 by Saleen9090, on Flickr



Honeycomb


IMG_5648 by Saleen9090, on Flickr


IMG_5649 by Saleen9090, on Flickr
 

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honeycomb looks more modern. diamond looks like chicken wire.
The ONLY woven wire I could find had the extra crimp in it which makes it glisten in the sunlight. You can see what I mean in the second pic. I wanted more of a straight wire so I am already leaning away from this one.
 

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I think they both look good. I'm actually doing a grille project my self right now and could use which ever one you don't use :)
 

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Don't mean to thread jack, but was there a way to remove that grill without taking out the bumper?

Thanks.
 

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Don't mean to thread jack, but was there a way to remove that grill without taking out the bumper?

Thanks.
Not really. There are clips you need to press to free it up. Trying to force it off would ruin the tabs that hold it in.
 

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Ah, yes. I'd go with this one:


Or, maybe just the honeycomb. :p
Rob the jewelry store and tell em make me a grill (cue Nelly and Paul Wall)
 

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I like your craftsmanship man (ie your headlights) but although I voted for the honeycomb, I think you should keep looking for something with more visual weight.
 

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I vote for this one.......
The pic isn't high enough resolution for me to tell but is that a wider honeycomb? Any idea where to buy?
 

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Check customcargrills.com they have a lot of different varieties including scrap pile and powder coated
 

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Check customcargrills.com they have a lot of different varieties including scrap pile and powder coated
That's where I got mine lol
 

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do a thicker gauge woven wire but don't do diamonds, do squares. thicker gauge wire and larger squares. 3/4" - 1". this is what I wanted to do when I embarked on my grill project but couldn't source what I wanted for a good price and I got anxious to get started so I went with cheaper material but not exactly what I wanted. woven wire looks awesome! even that stuff with the extra crimp wouldn't be my first choice but doesn't look that bad. might be better if you painted it too. if you decide to go honeycomb, get bigger honeycombs. double the dimension they are now. my .02. I voted for woven wire
 

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The pic isn't high enough resolution for me to tell but is that a wider honeycomb? Any idea where to buy?
Someone can correct me but I think it's IPDs grille? It came on my car when I bought it. It's basically fine horizontal diamond pattern painted black
 

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Someone can correct me but I think it's IPDs grille? It came on my car when I bought it. It's basically fine horizontal diamond pattern painted black
Oh, I just uninstalled something like that and wanted to change it up. I really was looking for a larger honeycomb with maybe wider slots but couldn't find any.
 

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With enough searching, I finally found the grill I think I want:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-H...Parts_Accessories&hash=item4d041dec1d&vxp=mtr

It comes in a huge sheet. Anyone else want to split the cost and buy half from me? Would give an Audi RS style to your grill. It's coming from Germany so shipping cost sucks, would be opportune to split it with someone to regain some of that cash.

Oh and of course previous two grills are now for sale :)
 

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I would be down to split it with you!
 
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