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Old 02-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default First cosmetic repair part on my 90 SE... SEE Grill

Saturday I won an auction on ePay for this SEE Grill.

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This will be the start of fixing up my Bonnie.

My existing grill has a couple of cracks and a few of the mounting tabs are broken...

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I think I'll cut out the mounting pad for the Pontiac letering, and put some flat black mesh behind the grill.

I haven't descided whether to paint the grill shell body color (white) of paint it satin black for contrast.

Any thoughts?

I can't wait for it to get here so I can get it mounted.

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Yeah these grills tend to take a wikid beating, my old SSEi..the grill was almost non existant, it took on so much crap it was bad...
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I'd definately get rid of the pontiac script on the grille. I took it off my '87 and likes it a lot better. I also had to paint mine white, i had the LE so it was originally chrome. Looked fantastic. The black mesh would look really slick too...
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I'd say match the color up if you can...and the mesh sounds cool.
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I think itll look much better without the pontiac, and this is what my mesh looks like. To repair that crack you can use JB Weld, just scuff up the backside of the grill very vell so theres no paint or anything on it. You can even fill the cracks in with bondo afterwards to smooth it out, then paint.




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If you're using JB Weld, who needs Bondo?? JB Weld is paintable. The good stuff anyways. The new "quick set" crap might not be
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because bondo is good for filling in little imperfections, and if your repaintign the whole thign ayway, you might as well make it look as good as possible
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The new quick set crap is all that the original was...except it doesn't allow for the full case of beer to be drank before it'* ready and it'* only good for 300 degrees instead of 600
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Ide say paint the new grille white to match. I think that black would stand out too much. If you put mesh in behind you can paint that black if you want....
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When I got home from work Tuesday my new grill had arrived in the mail.

And of course I had to install it right away...

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I still haven't cut out the mounting pad for the "Pontiac" or gotten any mesh yet.
And it'* still in "Black".
I'll probably paint it white but I kinda like how aggressive the car looks with a black grill.

My original grill was too badly damaged to fix.

I got the SEE Grill on eBay for 10 bucks plus 10 bucks shipping.

It was a new in the box, factory part.

Phoenix Flame, your mesh looks good, I think I'll do mine similar.

Thanx for the pics.

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