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    How do i remove my front v grill?

    I'm going to remove my front chrome v grill and spray it to colour code it with the car, how would i go about removing it....? anyone any ideas..

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    Is it a mk 4 astra? There are 3 or 4 allen key bolts on the back and then it lifts out nice and easy
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    mark 5.... still the same story??

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    If you pop open the bonnet, there will be 3 screws holding it in place.
    I think you will need a trox screw driver to remove them.

    Once the 3 screws are out, the grill should pull off(it is clipped in at the bottom I think , but it just pulls up and off)

    Then the V chrome bit is clipped on to the main grille. So you just need to unclip that.
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    Are you going to be spraying the grille yourself? I'm wanting to colour code mine but have never done any spray painting before. If you could do a 'How To' thread, that would be good.
    Be care with the plastic clips btw, don't want them snapping on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemailey View Post
    If you pop open the bonnet, there will be 3 screws holding it in place.
    I think you will need a trox screw driver to remove them.

    Once the 3 screws are out, the grill should pull off(it is clipped in at the bottom I think , but it just pulls up and off)

    Then the V chrome bit is clipped on to the main grille. So you just need to unclip that.
    As far as I know there are no screws holding it in place. There are 4 clips however, and you need a flat head screw driver (or a butter knife ) to get them out. There's two on either side at the top corners and two further in. Once these are out, grab the grill from the flimsy plastic bit at the top and give it a yank from one side while pulling slightly from the other, you should hear it unclip and then its a case of slowly prising out the remaining clips. Be careful though, the clips are quite prone to breaking

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    as said there are no screws on the mk5 grill

    To remove it, its best to take the whole thing off the car (by pushing out the centre of the plastic rivets and removing them from the hole - becareful as they tend to fall out the bottom and drop to the floor or behind the rad etc).

    Then if u look at the back of it there are clips going round the whole thing. Think about 12 or so. You need to start off at one end and pull the chrome plate whilst pulling in the opposite direction on the black surround and with a knife or flat head screwdriver just un latch the lip on the clip.

    Work along the grill and it will eventually release. The griffin logo is held in by 4clips but generally comes out when u remove the chrome plate.

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    Yeah gonna be spraying it myself, theres a few painter in my work that gave me the runthrough of ppainting and showed me how to so im pretty sure itll be ok. Thanks for the help btw guys .

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    Sounds good mate. What have they said to do? Primer, colour then laquer? What are you going to do to prepare the surface for paint?
    I would like to get it done over the Xmas holidays, if all goes well I'll do the rear chrome stripe aswell.
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    Am looking to do this myself.

    What colour car is it that you are coding it to? Mine is Black Sapphire on a 5 door.
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