I've had a lot of requests for a thread like this for a long time so here it is!!
Once your Danko Grille is painted and your Mesh is powdercoated (if desired), the mesh is ready to be installed. The grille pictured was painted in house by us at the customer's request.
I used an epoxy repair putty called JB Stick which worked pretty well, but there are many brands available and they all work pretty well. You needs at least a 2 oz package, which runs about $5 at your local auto parts store.
First you should rough up the back side of the grille with some 36 or 40 Grit sandpaper.
With the finer styles of mesh this is not really necessary, but I found that with the heavier course mesh like the diamond mesh, it is much easier to bend the edges down if it is cut. I made a cut about every 3 inches and then bent the mesh down around the edge of the grille. Be carefull not to scratch up the black paint that is on the mesh.
In preparation to glue it down, use a strip of 2" tape about every 2" to hold the mesh in place. The adhesive will be applied in between the tape.
Before putting on the adhesive, carefully inspect the front side to make sure the mesh is running in a straight line lined up with the bottom of the grille opening.
I took the adhesive stick and sliced it up into 18 slices, one for each spot where I want to glue. This glue takes only 5 minutes to harden so it's best to only mix a few at a time as you are pressing them into the mesh.
Once the epoxy is hard, you can take off the tape and admire your work!
Last edited by mopower; 04-09-2012 at 10:18 PM.
Nice work - as always.........................
Mo', you need to clean those fingernails...................... LOL
Looks good, but I love my Honeycomb.
Bob in Ocala, Florida (a 73 year old guy who loves cars), 05' Magnum RT. Many mod's, all of Danko Products and a few from 402 Motoring.
Have owned my share of 12 & 13 second cars, am happy now with my stock RT.
Where could I buy that mesh?
Mods: Custom Grille, '68 Inspired Rear Blackout, Vintage Emblems, K&N Intake, Plasti-dipped Accents