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I was going to get this, but unfortunately this is high-priced unobtainium here in the States... :(
 

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sirwilliam said:
Emails are pretty worthless...best to call them and get a human body on the phone.;)
If companies put an email address on their Websites then they should be prepared to maintain it to the best of their ability, ignoring potential customers emails can be bad advertising as word of mouth spreads faster than a bushfire.

I surmise that nobody here will deal Cheam Motors after BlueDevils experience.
 

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I'd like to get one too for my MY06....but for $530 AUD, it's a bit pricey for a bit of plastic with some mesh!!! (although does look better than the standard bit of plastic, without the mesh!)
 
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Thanks for that Griffo

Having seen the picture I think the standard grill that I've already got looks better.
 

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Or do what I did and buy a near new OEM grill from Ebay (a few around from people buying the sports grill.

I am now going to dremel out the crossbars and install a mesh to the frame.

I can then keep my stock one if I get tired of the modded one
 

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I've got some honeycomb grill material I am putting in. I don't like the plain mesh.
 

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I sure wish GrillCraft would make a fitment for Foresters. I had one of their grilles on my STi, and it was great. Looked good, kept bugs (not to mention gravel) out of the radiator fins, and was rock solid. Well worth the cost. HPH
 

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In the meantime , a spraycan of semi gloss black can give a very pro. effect in a few minutes.
Cheers :icon_cool:
 

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Where is the best place to buy the black spray for automotive applications? How durable is the resulting finish against heat-expansion and scrubbing from car washes? Thanks
 

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Umm.. I'm embarrassed to say I used a super cheapy and now and then give it a touchup. Heat isn't an issue . A good quality spraycan would no doubt be a bit more durable but up to you really.

Cheers :icon_cool:
 

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you do touch ups with the grill on? i forsee trouble if you have to take off the grill each time to spray it down again.
 

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Wonder if eventually it will all flake off. Sounds like it will given the prep (or lackof) and the touchups needed.

One reason why I got a 2nd hand spare one to play with.

However, whatever makes you happy
 

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With that extra grill, that allows you to be much less worried. fourXTer's grill still looks great blacked out. years back, I used a semi-gloss clear red spray on my rear taillights, to make the yellow portion go away. It looked great for a year or 2... then started to lose its gloss.. by year 4.. Specks of it started coming off, until the yellow signal of the taillight started to become visible. I had applied 2-3 coats of the spray.
 
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