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Saketh Reddy 20th May 2014 05:30 PM

Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
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Hey guys !

I just got bored in my holidays and decided to do some DIYs on my BEAT LT TCDi 2011, starting with a Honey-comb style grille in the lower bumper vent.

Yesterday, i went to Ranigunj, Hyderabad and got a 4x1 sq foot honeycomb grille for Rs. 120/- It is anti-rust , pure Aluminium.

Today i started measuring the length and trimming it to fit. I'll post the steps with pictures :

I am going to paint the stock parallel plastic rods in there with matte black paint to make sure that the look of the grille stays clean.

Suggest me some more ideas if any to add some spice to the look. And tell me what is the best way to fix the mesh - clips / screws / frame.

Measuring the dimensions for trimming -

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Cutting the edges precisely with a wire cutter rather than bend-breaking -

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Probable look, without fixing it -

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ankit024 20th May 2014 07:17 PM

Re: DIY Chevrolet BEAT Honeycomb grille/mesh - lower bumper vent.
 
Hey hi Saketh,

that's a good DIY..[clap]

but it will look more good if your paint or spray them to black...!![glasses]

do check my DIY and your comments on it....

link - http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...n-wagon-r.html

Saketh Reddy 20th May 2014 07:38 PM

Re: DIY Chevrolet BEAT Honeycomb grille/mesh - lower bumper vent.
 
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Originally Posted by ankit024 (Post 386246)
Hey hi Saketh,

that's a good DIY..[clap]

but it will look more good if your paint or spray them to black...!![glasses]

do check my DIY and your comments on it....

link - http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...n-wagon-r.html

Thanks, Ankit.

I wanted to keep them in that silver color for a while, then change to black. Wanted some distinction between the main grille and this one.

Sure, i'll express my ideas in your thread [thumbsup]

Prakritij 21st May 2014 03:33 PM

Re: DIY Chevrolet BEAT Honeycomb grille/mesh - lower bumper vent.
 
Your grill is awesome. I like the design.
I tried to locate the same some months earlier for Maruti 800 but could not source it here.

Saketh Reddy 22nd May 2014 04:18 PM

Re: DIY Chevrolet BEAT Honeycomb grille/mesh - lower bumper vent.
 
Thanks, Prakritij.
I suggest you ask in some carpenter shops for the place where they make meshes and grilles.
They will sure have a honeycomb or atleast rhomboid type mesh.
Good luck [thumbsup]

Saketh Reddy 25th May 2014 09:10 PM

Re: DIY Chevrolet BEAT Honeycomb grille/mesh - lower bumper vent.
 
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Done with the DIY.
I went to a hardware store and bought a jet-black spray paint can for 200/-
They had only acrylic gloss paint, no matte finish ones, so had to adjust with it.

First, i masked the bumper except for the paint area, sprayed 2 coats on the grille area, and then started installing the mesh.
The mesh had to be fixed to the grille by wires, so i made some tiny holes in the vertical wall plate on either side of the open grille area.

Fixed the mesh, fastened it with the wires, and EUREKA !

I'll keep this silver shine for a month or so, and when i get bored again, i'll paint the mesh black too, to give it a more bold look

nikhn 25th May 2014 10:06 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
Looks neat and clean.

Does the mesh edges scratch the bumper?
Any rattling or vibrations while driving since you've used fasteners?

Mr.Boss 26th May 2014 12:51 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
Looks good, but requires some cosmetic upgrades. A chrome beading should add more looks to this project.

Also this will develop rattle noise in near future. Also the sharp edges are equally dangerous (may be while washing / cleaning or if you have kids accessing your parking bay) I would suggest, cover the sharp edges with M-Seal layer and add a chrome beading over it.

Saketh Reddy 27th May 2014 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by nikhn (Post 387107)
Looks neat and clean.

Does the mesh edges scratch the bumper?
Any rattling or vibrations while driving since you've used fasteners?

I took care that the mesh edges didn't scratch the bumper. First, i sanded the jagged edges with sanding brick, and also placed a paper between the mesh and bumper while mounting it [:D]

No rattling sounds or vibrations while driving too. Fastened it pretty tight, and uniformly, so it shouldn't give noise anytime soon [:P]

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Originally Posted by Mr.Boss (Post 387187)
Looks good, but requires some cosmetic upgrades. A chrome beading should add more looks to this project.

Also this will develop rattle noise in near future. Also the sharp edges are equally dangerous (may be while washing / cleaning or if you have kids accessing your parking bay) I would suggest, cover the sharp edges with M-Seal layer and add a chrome beading over it.

I searched for a chrome beading too, but no luck finding it !
In the upcoming holidays, i'll make one myself, and paint the mesh black too.

And i took care of the sharp edges by sanding them , bent the cut ends deep inside too [:)]

rakeshkn 27th May 2014 03:52 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
That grill area is removable., If so remove the area and fix the grill alone. It will looks much better IMO :)

Saketh Reddy 1st June 2014 05:13 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by rakeshkn (Post 387399)
That grill area is removable., If so remove the area and fix the grill alone. It will looks much better IMO :)

No, rakeshkn. BEAT's lower grille is not removable like i10's. That is one-piece hard plastic bumper. I wish BEAT had a removable lower vent too, like i10's .. but this one-piece build is actually stronger [:)]

By the way, i finished my DIY finally [:D]

Painted the grille too, with the lower sling, in Jet Black, giving it a moustache-style look.

Thanks for all of your opinions, guys. Will do a lot more DIYs soon [clap]

TheDarkKnight 2nd June 2014 08:57 AM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
A black grill would be a definite head turner. Nice!!!

Saketh Reddy 3rd June 2014 12:14 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnight (Post 388169)
A black grill would be a definite head turner. Nice!!!

Thanks, TheDarkKnight [:D]

EcoSriSport 17th July 2017 07:30 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
guys could anyone help me where i can get the same type of grill used in this thread. i am very much interested to get a grill to go for my mod. i am from chennai

THE_DRIFTER 25th September 2017 08:19 PM

Re: Chevrolet Beat Mesh Grille DIY
 
please can anyone tell me how can i get this ready made for my 2010 alto lx old model.
thanks in advance[clap]


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