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post #1 of 56 Old 08-05-2011, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Acura TL 2010, Major Grille Modification, NEX!!

Hello Everyone!

As we know the 09-11 grille has caused a certain amount of controversy. Some love it's bold look, some not so much. Anyway's as for myself, I really was never a fan of the 09-11 grille, but the positives of the 4G TL overweigh the grille. I found the solution to paint the grille which made me happy, however there is something missing. IMO a grille should have some sort of "chrome" too it, to bring some classyness to it. With the painted grille, it sort of all just blends in, which is still nice, don't get me wrong.

So since I don't want to lose my left leg for a Ron Jon grille, and being a fabricator; I decided to come up with a possible solution. The plan is to combine the top portion of the '12 grille (with Shield) with the lower portion of the 09-10 (with the mesh).

Will this all work? Who knows? I just have the desire to try. Worst case scenario is that I loose a few hundred. I will take that chance with the possibility of having a one off grille, that I desire.


My plan is to essentially cut both grilles in half and mend in the middle. The '12 chrome surround will be molded into the '10 and '12 grille, so there will not be a chrome surround on this grille. I will update with pictures once I get started!

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That is incredibly creative and impressive work!


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I envy you :] that is all makes me want to do some custom tail lights for my accord but no time, money, or skill yet >.<

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wow that looks awesome! its like a different car..you are very talented!

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Fantastic job! I'm proud to know and be inspired by you!!

I still admire the magic you performed on my body-colored OEM mudguards!

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Nice job. Worlds better the hideous OEM beak. I think yours is actually quite attractive.

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Yea, that OEM is UGLY!!!! I always had a plan when I bought the car. I just had to overlook it at first
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The blending and seams are perfect...Really great job...And I agree, your idea is just what the grill needed...

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niceee, but isnt this an "accord" forum? why are you making me jealous of not getting a TL instead of the accord?

but i will give you props. looks good. I was a little confused on what you were showing us in the pics, but it looks like it will come out great.

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it is confusing at first, I dont think there was a general section in this forum so I thought this was more fitting. I dont have my accord anymore, but members here still follow my work
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Well, TL is the "sister car" to the Accord, I think its fine. You can swap lots of parts between them, etc.


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I cant believe it, thats serious talent man. unreal!
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Wow...Just Fantastic work... Congrats man.. My wife has the same car but base model.. The grill looks great... And makes me want one for her car.. I am a fan!!
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Looks great man! At first it was hard for me to tell what you were doing, but it makes sense now. Definitely in for the final product!


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