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How do you get the black part away from the silver front plate? so i can make my own mesh type thing to put behind it for better looks. And then once you do how do you mount it?


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look at the back of the grille you'll see tabs that you have to seperate carefully with a screw driver (I place paper clips so they don't clamp back until I'm all done) There's another tab around the SAAB emblem too.

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This may help too
http://www.ericsaabsite.com/Appearance/MeshGrill.html
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thanks that helps. the tabs feel very brittle though. =[
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what about putting mesh in front of the intercooler, how would you mount the mesh?
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thanks that helps. the tabs feel very brittle though. =[
Not at all. Ive taken mine apart at least 15 times and the only broken clips are in the center wing where I decided to snap them and forget about them instead of continually trying to pry them open.
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what about putting mesh in front of the intercooler, how would you mount the mesh?
i did mine using clear silicone glue and it worked amazing...until the snow fell and first mound you hit there goes all the meshing (i had it for my fogs and intercooler). but is a cool look i think i'd paint mine black if i ever do it again.

mine silver with mesh in intercooler and fog sections.


and after the winter and with new style grill and no mesh underneath (i prefer this look better) sorry dont have a close up of the grill but you should be able to see enough.

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yea looks good. i used bad spray paint though, so i'm going to have to take mineral spirits and wash everything off and respray with better stuff.
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they are 16's but one got bent and now i can't find one any where so am just driving on steelies

but i really like these rims so if you knew were i could pick one up thatd be great...if not i was just going to try and sell them if anyone wants them.
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i did mine using clear silicone glue and it worked amazing...until the snow fell and first mound you hit there goes all the meshing (i had it for my fogs and intercooler). but is a cool look i think i'd paint mine black if i ever do it again.

mine silver with mesh in intercooler and fog sections.

I have the mesh in the front grill and I want to put mesh in my bumper as well, but I don't quite understand how you did this. Could you give more of a play-by-play on what you did? Did you have to take off the bumper?
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To do the mesh under the bumpers is rather time consuming when it comes to measuring and cutting out the mesh (again i just used gutter guard). But you may take the bumper off and will help a lot. I did not and it wasn't to bad.
To start you just need to make the outline of the sections you want filled, I had the plastic stock inserts so just pulled those out and outlined around them (make sure you outline a little bigger then it should be) also I had aftermarket fogs so I to do that more custom and almost just look and guess (and if you dont have those inserts you'll have to do...and good luck).
Once you have the outline cut it out and just kinda try and push it in the sections to see what you have to work with. If you left enough room turn back a small lip so you can have an area to use the silicone.
Again this is all going to be hit and miss at first so don't get to frustrated, but once you have the inserts flush enough then get them in the sections (they should not just slide in, make sure there is resistance or they will not last, they may also scratch a little painted inside as you slide it in).
Once in they should stay on their own pretty good but I did get clear silicone glue and went around the lip on the inside of the mesh and smeared it around evenly (this is where the bumper off really would be nice), but just let it sit on all pieces and make sure there in there good one last time, you should be good to go.

Well this is the best I can describe my process hope it helps. Let me know if you need anything else.
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