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Old 13-Jun-2009, 04:39 PM
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DIY: Custom Grill

What you'll need:
- Philips screw driver
- black spray paint
- clear coat
- about 30 min
- 10mm socket wrench
- Honda emblem


1) Start by removing your front bumper. To do this, pop your hood and remove 7 black clips/screws using a philips scre driver

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2) Remove the screw in each wheel well which secures the bumper to the fender

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3) Remove the two 10mm nuts that need to be removed under the bumper.

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4) The bumper should now be loose and slide off

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5) To remove the grill look on the back of the bumper. There are 4 screws that hold the grill to the bumper. Remove all 4.

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6) Now the grill should slide off. There are a few clips so you might need to give it a little tug.

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7) I taped the chrome outline and spray painted the grill mesh with about 3 coats. I wanted a few min between each coat. Then I applied a layer of clear coat.

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8) I got a Honda Emblem which had adhesive on the back and attached it to the grill. Make sure you measure to find the centre.

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9) Now you're all done! Just re-assemble everything.

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I think it looks better now =)
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Old 13-Jun-2009, 06:32 PM
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I like it. A simple DIY that looks nice. Good job
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i need to do this to my ep. the stock ones too boring....
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wouldn't it have been easier to just remove the grill part in the middle and paint it seperately? good job though looks much better
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^^^ no, the middle is part of the grill there's no way of separating it. Looks good but i would have personally painted the chrome part green so the grill doesn't stand out as much....
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^^^ no, the middle is part of the grill there's no way of separating it. Looks good but i would have personally painted the chrome part green so the grill doesn't stand out as much....
oh ok I thought that it was a stock grill and he just installed the mesh. I agree with you though...the chrome part would look much better green
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Thanks, guys. I preferred to keep the chrome trim because it matches with the headlights.

fyi. before this, I took the stock grill, cut out the inside, and replaced it with my own mesh that you see in these pics. There's a how-to on that here:

How To: 6th Generation Upper Grill Modification CTR Style (DIY) - ClubCivic.com - Honda Civic Forum


When I did this, I also painted the basketball hanging from my mirror to match my wheels :P

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