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Mooney To mesh or not to mesh...

Seen a meshed radiator front on fleebay that I quite like the look of, but not 100% sure.

I know the reaction of the purist will be a definate No! but just wondering if anyone else has bothered to do it?

Ive seen the lower section meshed and it looked ok, but just cant decide.

What are peoples opinions on this matter?
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Personal preference here I reckon. Be careful with mesh kits as some can be proper rough quality, especially an Ebay special (we've all been there with something ). If someone has done one, put your pic on for us all to have a look (been considering it too) but would want to see some examples, where purchased from and any good?
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Here's one on fleebay


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Not against mods, but I've looked at those meshes and really not keen. Agree with PJ that its totally personal taste, but if its chrome mesh steer well clear, tackyness personified!
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After seeing that link - changed my mind now - looks too Barry Boys * Bheys lol

The chrome strips remind me of a Cylon - Centurion from the original Battlestar Galactica !!
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If that was black it mite be ok, but not chrome
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I actually quite like the lower grill mesh! I was expecting some perversion of the main grill when I expanded the picture. Wouldn't hurt a silver car in any way! But on a black car like mine?????????
 
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im 50/50 on it, one minute I think its fine, then I dont...

My car is Blue (although looks black from a distance), so Im not sure about the contrast.

One other idea ive had is to have the Grill Crome sprayed Matt Black, along with the two chrone strips either side. Ive seen it on a BMW Kidney grill and it looks v nice...

Again, no ide how this would look at there are no pics... I might just buy a second hand grill and give it a go to see how it looks.... and if its ****e toss it in the bin, lol...
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You would be better nipping down the local travis Perkins , at least you could be sure of no rust within a week. Suppose it would be good if you were plastering the front of the car.. Don't do it stay clean
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You would be better nipping down the local travis Perkins , at least you could be sure of no rust within a week. Suppose it would be good if you were plastering the front of the car.. Don't do it stay clean
yeah, im edging more and more towards clean... I just feel the front end needs something, but I dont know what.... and its pecking at my head at the minute!!

Think I will try a black radiaor grill just to see how it looks, if its crap i'l just bin it, so no great loss with that one....

After a bit of searching on t'internet, a black radiator grill.....

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I've just bought a V6 GTV and suprise suprise one of the kidney grilles is missing! Don't really want to go down the route of improvising. Can anyone suggest where I could get a replacement for I know Alfa don't still produce them?
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This could be a good alternative:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chicken-wir...s=chicken+wire
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I bought the fog light mesh from this company, they are actually pressed aluminium, needed stick them in from the back with a hot glue gun but filled the empty holes nicely for a couple of quid.
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Just seen how old this thread is, no one gives a **** anymore, sorry !
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