Originally Posted by Prakritij
bro, I can see you have installed green LEDs inside the grill. Can the grill be opened and lights be fixed inside? if yes how? any pics?
I wanted to paint/sticker the chrome part(inside the chrome bar) while retaining the outside transparent plastic. Please help
grill can be opened,but it needs specific tools such as heat torch,and some solvents, if doing so please take to good mechanic or modifying shops,
tools are needed so that the glue between plastics will be melted and can be opened(as like headlight)
if you are painting it(i wont recommend because the stingray uniqueness is the grill)
but by seeing your idea i got a method
stick any color tinted film(transparent),will be good and maintains the grill effect too!!
leds inside grill will not illuminate grill !!
you must keep leds facing grill so it reflects and seems grill is glowing
actually if you see closely the bottom floor part of the grill will be having rough surface to distract light in various directions so you can see even light (not dot dot led)
what i did is, there was a quarter inch gap in top of the grill outside(under bonnet)
you can place a good quality led strip over it, so as it directly falls over the rough surface at the bottom of the grill and scatters fully to the grill
things to know before you install anything over grill:
the geometry of the grill is designed by Suzuki in japan(not Indian team).
the grill is designed so as the sunlight falls over the rough surface and
the reflector inside is actually facing in a slope angle towards that rough surface where it reflects towards the front
also the grill is designed to reflect on coming traffic high beam directly where the light was coming so opposite guy will dim
i am not satisfied with led because it still not up-to the mark
i have planned to fabricate a neon tube with white or red color
(don't think i am going to make something big)
i think you know the sign boards of shops have neon tubes to mark their name,
also it works on 12v
so i will order a tube with length equal to the grill and will place as it was instead of led
And i will mount it with rubber straps to hold tightly to grill(all under bonnet)
i have attached pictures of current led mod:
hope my info helps