Zen Estilo Custom Grill


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Hurray 1st DIY

I was bored looking at my stock zen estilo and was thinking of an attempt to make it look better.I was not thinking of making radical changes to the stock as i can't imagine how the end product might look (poor imagination skills you see).I am not good at photoshop so i tried a bit and had got a rough idea how it might end up.So I got a spare grill,a saw and got to the job

The Stock Grill




The DIY tools i have used,nothing special.
I just got Bosny Matt Black and Bosny Chrome spray paint.




DIY stuff :- Sanding paper,Filer,M-seal,Blades/cutters,Pliers.

I forgot to click the work in progress while cutting the grill.The left side of the grill was the hardest.You can see in the 1st picture on the left of the insignia(logo) it is completely sealed with plastic and the extreme left has some gaps.

Result after cutting the whole thing(unneeded part of the grill)



Then i went on to sand the rough edges making it smooth with sand paper.I used a 150 no sandpaper.These are Pics after sanding the rough edges



To fill cracks or surfaces where i had accidently cut an extra chunk i used M-seal.Then sand the extra m-seal and make it smooth(don't use M-seal unnecessairly its a pain to sand)[frustration]

Next step coat the grill with Matt Black and Mesh by Chrome

The Grill



The Mesh







Next part is to Stick/Attach the mesh to the grill.I used M-seal because it becomes really hard.
I cut the grill accordingly and stuck it with M-seal be sure to keep the mesh and M-seal away from screw points for a hassle free fitting.

Finished Mesh Grill






The Final Coat of Paint



Ready Mesh



To get it installed on the car.I went to a local garage and got the bumper removed and i installed the grill with the help of a mechanic.I was so excited to get it fixed i forgot to take the Digicam.

Now its installed on the car and here are the end results





My First DIY thread ever hope you guys like it [:D]

I prefer a decent looking car but if someone can come up with real cool PS mods on the grill i'm willing to try it [clap]
 
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Hey renegade thats awesome man!!

Your estilo looks real killer now. Why not try adding neons to Custom grills.

This will spice up your car :)
 
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Neat job man. Itz looking as if it was a stock thing.

We need you under car LED thing here too[:)]
Sadly i don't have the Underbody lights now.Nor i have pics as my HDD had crashed [cry]

I have Under dash Lights i'll post pictures in a while.
Next DIY is to add a Dimmer to it [clap]
 
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No it has a Chrome Logo
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Will post pics
when i get photobucket to resize it properly
 
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Addy said he's gonna kill me after showing these [:D]

PS by my bro






Got this from some other site.





You didn't told me that you put under-dash light [anger]
 
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I did tell you
I remember telling you that my uncle had it on his Indica and i got new one for 300rs
You said it was a good deal[:)]
 
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