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    Grill Replacemnt

    Hey Everyone, i got a cadillac cts 2003 and i love the car, just the original grill is not the best looking, there are a few options on ebay but i would like to see if anyone has tried modifying, painting or replacing or anything, any ideas and help will be apreciated.

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Check out this Best Pictures of your CTS thread at the top of the Forum. 200 pages of different grill setups

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Here is the DIY for removing the grill.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ve-grille.html

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    I added some adhesive chrome strips to mine.

    I have also bought another spare grill, and will try to get it vinyl wrapped in chrome.

    Photo697_zps021374dd.jpg

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Can u post a full front picture? I see u have leds

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    These were cheap LED's I got off ebay, and they started burning out.
    I have updated them since.
    Photo695_zps5e267446.jpg
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    I have to say, very well done on the chrome piping!!! It totally changes the grill IMO. Apologizes in advance but F all the praying, searching, heartache and chasing down local CTS drivers who pass by me with the sport grille. Lmao. I am going to have to copy your idea. Hope you don't mind.

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Hey, I dont mind at all, thanks for the compiment.
    Dont forget to use a heat gun (Iused a hairdryer) to assist in getting the bends good.

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    Thanks. Yeah I have a heat gun, I've done similar things before. Replacing trims when I was in a body shop doing collision repair.

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    thanks, looks WAAY batter then the stock one, the sport one is almost 400 soooo, besides it doesnt show for the 03, anybody know for sure if the 07 fits on the 03? and also where do u guys get the chrome for the grill, seems like a good option for me jeje

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete(UK) View Post
    I added some adhesive chrome strips to mine.

    I have also bought another spare grill, and will try to get it vinyl wrapped in chrome.

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    Great minds think alike



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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Found meshless sport grills on eBay again if anyone cares...Just have to get your own mesh and mount it...I used this method and it looked great, and only cost me about $250 all together.

    Links to meshless sport grills below;

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-CADILL...bd5be0&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-CADILL...bd5bee&vxp=mtr

    And yes, these will fit 03-07 with zero modifications.

    Here's how mine turned out



    The mesh I used was very high quality, chrome-plated stainless steel and was about $90 IIRC.
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    Well that is a good deal. I think ill paint mine for now. The same color as the car and later on gonna buy a sporty one. Thank guys for the ideas n help

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    Re: Grill Replacemnt

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    Found meshless sport grills on eBay again if anyone cares...Just have to get your own mesh and mount it...I used this method and it looked great, and only cost me about $250 all together.

    Links to meshless sport grills below;

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-CADILL...bd5be0&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/06-07-CADILL...bd5bee&vxp=mtr

    And yes, these will fit 03-07 with zero modifications.

    Here's how mine turned out



    The mesh I used was very high quality, chrome-plated stainless steel and was about $90 IIRC.
    How did you attach the stainless steel mesh? If you don't mind me asking
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshz159

    How did you attach the stainless steel mesh? If you don't mind me asking
    How can you ask him a question like that? It's a heavily guarded family secret!

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