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Old 02-06-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is There Life After Death For A Front Grille?

Plastic garbage! Okay, now that I got that out of the way, it seems I literally froze the chrome cladding right off the plastic on the driver side of the grille. Yup! Nifty blisters appeared after driving through the "Frozen Triangle" in San Luis Valley (CO). Seems -12 (Actual temp) is a bit too much cold.

Anyhow, enough of my carppin'. My big question is this; Is there any value to selling this item? In other words, since I don't need to deal with it, is it possible for someone creative enough to make use of it by painting or plastic coating the grille?

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Should I consider making a toboggan out of it?

One thing for sure, since we are livin' in our new digs in the mountains, I am certain I won't horde this item. I stopped that nasty habit that all-together!

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Old 02-06-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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It was -34 here this morning. It took a bit for my tires to round out and stop hopping down the street. I sell a lot of parts when it's this cold...
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It was -34 here this morning. It took a bit for my tires to round out and stop hopping down the street. I sell a lot of parts when it's this cold...
-34 and hoppy tires? Wouldn't that warrant a team of snow puppies in that condition? "Mush you Huskies --- MUSH!"

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On a informative note - Seems by the lack of suggestions, this front grille is more toast than useful (or fixable). I was curious if it was of any value. So to the curb it goes.

Thanks all!

BTW - For my replacement, I went with this > https://www.amazon.com/GSI-Chrome-Gr...008+ram+grille
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Plastic garbage! Okay, now that I got that out of the way, it seems I literally froze the chrome cladding right off the plastic on the driver side of the grille. Yup! Nifty blisters appeared after driving through the "Frozen Triangle" in San Luis Valley (CO). Seems -12 (Actual temp) is a bit too much cold.

Anyhow, enough of my carppin'. My big question is this; Is there any value to selling this item? In other words, since I don't need to deal with it, is it possible for someone creative enough to make use of it by painting or plastic coating the grille?

Or

Should I consider making a toboggan out of it?

One thing for sure, since we are livin' in our new digs in the mountains, I am certain I won't horde this item. I stopped that nasty habit that all-together!
...can this be treated with Line-X?
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:54 PM   #5
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I painted one a long time ago and it hasn't peeled or bubbled. Preparation is everything.
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