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Old 08-01-2004, 22:00   #1 (permalink)
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Reconditioning?

Hey guys,

Just curious to see if there's anyone out there that has reconditioned a grille before, where they got it done and how much they paid for it. Any info would be appreciated. Also... how bad can the grille be before it's not worth it? The current grille I have is mostly intact, except for a crack in the center of the nose, and the top left-hand corner near the drive light is missing. What am I looking at?

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Old 08-02-2004, 00:18   #2 (permalink)
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Vulgarwolf had it done @ mates rates on an XC twin headlight grille. It turned out as if it was brand new. It's starting condition was what I would consider throw away.

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Cool. thanks Brenden. I'll write him a pm. Did his have chunks out of it? do you know?
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I'm in the same boat now that i think about it. I have a twin headlight GS grill that i'm putting on my coupe. its in pretty good condition but it is missing one or two screw mountings and has some cracks.

How much does it generally cost for reconditioning? is there anyone reputable in SA?

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.. or in QLD?
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I'm in the same boat now that i think about it. I have a twin headlight GS grill that i'm putting on my coupe. its in pretty good condition but it is missing one or two screw mountings and has some cracks.

How much does it generally cost for reconditioning? is there anyone reputable in SA?

Thanks
We'll need a ship soon instead of just a boat. I am going to be looking for a replacement twin head light grille for my XB in time. The one I have will do the job but it ain't flash. I do have a good stock one but just don't want to use it unless I have to. I also don't want to remove the driving lights. I'll just keep my eyes peeled for one

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I'm in the prosess of patching mine up .... what a bitch of a job! I'm almost to the stage of spending 550 on a reco from Melbourne... anyone ever bought one?
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Mine has a crack down the centre of the nose, and a missing corner mount, near the right-hand side driving light. The rest of it is pretty good.
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my xa gt grille in my superbird had heaps of cracks. an automotive plastic place here in canberra plastic welded it for $120 - it came up like 100% new. most cities have a mob that repair auto plastics like bumpers - ask a spray painter for a recommendation
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My xb gs grille is in pretty good nic (one crack only on driving light rim), but has been painted matte-black! The black is starting to chip away exposing the silver. I would like to return it to silver with black honey comb. Any ideas on a good product to get it off without buggering the silver or plastic underneath too much? Will likely have to fully repaint anyway.
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