If you are a car fanatic who just bought a new car, you will probably want to improve the look by adding some aftermarket components to the vehicle. One of the accessories you will likely add is the car grille.
Grilles were initially meant to avail parts of the vehicle like radiator ventilation and protection. But nowadays grilles are customized according to the thirst and specifications of the client, to decorate and beautify the vehicle. These customized grilles are widely known as custom grilles.
Types of Custom Grilles available
Apart from the factory fitted grilles that every vehicle comes with, there are some different custom grilles available for different car models cutting across sports cars, luxury cars, utility vehicles and a lot of others. The three best-known custom grilles are;
i. Billet grilles
Billet grilles can come in the form of mesh whether tightly knit, in a broader open pattern or hexagonally-shaped grilles. It can also come as bars or straight tubing. They are constructed of lightweight aluminum or high-quality steel to prevent rusting. Billet grilles can be fixed over the factory fitted grilles or can replace them.
ii. Mesh grilles
These grilles are made especially for fast cars to help dissipate heat. Mesh grilles are considered to be a popular option in the aftermarket of customized grilles as they are well polished and chrome plated.
iii. CNC custom grilles
Computer numerical control has provided endless patterns for custom grilles thereby using a programmed set of instructions to make any pattern desired by the client. Its custom grilles can take any shape or form and can also provide spaces of different sizes.
Custom grilles installation
Custom grilles can be installed in numerous ways:
i. Overlay grilles installation
As the name implies, this means a method of placing the custom grilles over the existing factory grilles using hardware that is not visible. This is invariably an economical option.
ii. Insert grilles installation
This method of grilles installation involves cutting part of the existing grilles to the required degree and incorporating the insert grilles.
iii. Replacement installation
This type of installation removes the whole custom grilles and replaces it with the desired new custom grilles.
Custom made car grilles are needed to decorate and make your cars and vehicles unique. Using this guide one can know which custom grille to go for while considering the grilles economical values and specifications that best suit the owner of the vehicle.