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Old 21st July 2014, 07:42 PM
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Default Any recommendations or nonos for grill material?

What have you used? Links would be great. Thanks
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Old 21st July 2014, 08:15 PM
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Stuff I used came from b&q...mild steel diamond cross. the piece I got was much smaller than this one

http://www.diy.com/nav/build/buildin...?skuId=9293815
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Old 21st July 2014, 08:17 PM
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Top tip is don't use hole punched sheet at speed it effectively becomes an air brake and will fight against it's mounting(s) till it breaks it, google stainless 'pulled sheer mesh' it's the stuff that plasters use to fill holes.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/i...68CteyMPJe0xoD

http://www.fhbrundle.co.uk/files/ima...ed%20metal.jpg
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Old 21st July 2014, 09:34 PM
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I'm using a sheet that came from a halfauds type shop from the look of it. Got it for nothing from my mate
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Old 21st July 2014, 11:51 PM
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I think this is what I used

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rezistanz-...item51bdb16543

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Old 22nd July 2014, 09:16 AM
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If you are as tight as me you may give this a go http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Galvanised-Metal-Mesh-Lath-2500x700mm/p/104089?CAWELAID=120135120000007050&CAGPSPN=pla&utm _source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campai gn=Product+Listing+Ads&tmcampid=104&tmad=c&tmplace ref=&tmcustom=mkwid|W5fPyZGt_dc|pcrid|7531858372|& gclid=CjwKEAjwl7ieBRCK2rCtqcCS7jESJACZKQFKFC5zG2aJ N9WbGfnh_KM0u731-Ex1Nj1sSD7N_zOrsBoCwojw_wcB

Cheaper than chips but would need painting so it's not for everybody.
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Old 22nd July 2014, 09:27 AM
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I found a 500 x 500 piece of the stuff they use on Jags/Caddilacs and it did the main nosecode gap and the oil filter gap on my car.

More expensive and a bitch to work with but it was worth it for me. Also IVA were impressed with it while giving it a prod.

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I found a 500 x 500 piece of the stuff they use on Jags/Caddilacs and it did the main nosecode gap and the oil filter gap on my car.

More expensive and a bitch to work with but it was worth it for me. Also IVA were impressed with it while giving it a prod.

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I like this too. Have you got any left?
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I'm sorry to high jack this thread for a related question .
I have bought the same kind of grid as David if I refer to the picture on the link, but now, I'm wondering how to attach it to the nose cone?
I thought about cutting it larger than the nose cone hole, folding the edges, and glue them to the inside of the edge/lip of the nose cone with (Sikaflex). would this be acceptable? How did you guys attached yours?
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Old 24th July 2014, 03:58 PM
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I'm sorry to high jack this thread for a related question .
I have bought the same kind of grid as David if I refer to the picture on the link, but now, I'm wondering how to attach it to the nose cone?
I thought about cutting it larger than the nose cone hole, folding the edges, and glue them to the inside of the edge/lip of the nose cone with (Sikaflex). would this be acceptable? How did you guys attached yours?
Thanks
I used industrial epoxy on the recommendation of east coast fibreglass in South Shields. I went in to buy some fibreglass and they recommended this...

http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...-adhesive.aspx

It's very sticky!

Chris, I have looked in my garage and there isn't enough left for a grill as I had a couple of failed attempts first.

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