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Ok mine just arrived and it is nothing like I expected. All it is, is 2 pieces of mirrored plexiglass. Thought it was going to be an actually radiator cover not a modification for the existing one. But thats not whats getting me... There's no way to attach it out of the box, I think(waiting for BBR to call me back) i have to go pick up some sort of glue to glue it on, not a problem tho. But this is whats confusing me... if i glue it on how am i to reattach the "modified" radiator cover if the push pin wholes are now covered by the mirrored plexi?!?!?

Has anyone done a successful install(im sure someone has) and what was the process. I'm sure this will look great but it just hit me when stuff didnt start coming together like i thought it would. Im not adverse to modifying my radiator cover but it woulda been nice to have some sort of warning or prep so i could get the job done. Until BBR calls me or someone helps me ill be here pissed as hell.:so
 

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Now that I've calmed down a bit...

Thinking that velcro might be a good idea to attach it that way i can take it off and push the pins in.... any ideas?
 

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Thinking that velcro might be a good idea to attach it that way i can take it off and push the pins in.... any ideas?
Didnt like it either. Probably will remove it soon.
There is a little deception in the advertisement. I did purchase one also. Heres a pic. I thought it would be a metallic material also. I used 3M double sided tape to adhere the two sections onto the existing cover. Prior to that I spent about 2 hours figuring out how to get those pins out without damaging them for no reason.:smoke:
 

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Yeah i went out and got some velcro but its to late right now to mess with it so tomorrow morning before i wash and wax i'll go and put it on. I'll get some updated pics also.

Edit: BTW they had to ship it via fedex instead of freight because it wasnt heavy enough, so they called to verify that was ok with us and said they wouldnt charge for shipping... well they did and now i have to go and fight that battle, fun fun :mad:
 

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I just installed the MAC stainless steel radiator cover and I am super happy with it. It's expensive - about $250.00 plus shipping. I got lucky and got one on E-bay for $195.00 plus shipping. It is one piece and is shaped just like the factory cover. There are holes for the plastic pins and at the ends of the front it has been extended so that the two bolts on top of the grill next to the fenders are used to bolt down the cover.

The only problem I had was the two pins furthest back are not long enough to go back in the holes. On the factory cover this area is recessed so the pins will go in the holes. I'm going to check a hardware store for something to fill the holes in the cover - black plastic cap. The cover is not going anywhere with those bolts.

Forgot. The MAC does come with a clip installed for holding the hood support rod. You don't see this in the pictures.
 

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Good news:

Well i got it all installed using velcro and its good to go, just uploaded the pic and its waiting for approval.

Bad news:

I'm already seeing where the hood brace is starting to scrath the acrylic.

As for the MAC stainless steel radiator cover I heard it gets scratched up real bad so that and price is why I opted for the BBR "modification"
 

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Well BBR called back and said they use velcro on their cars so I did good by using velcro. Now I'm just waiting till all the guys get back in on monday to get my money back on the shipping charge they said they wouldnt charge me for.
 

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Chris, Is a very good person and just call him back on Monday,to remind him. He has so much to keep up with.But, I know if you remind him ,he'll take care of you. Also tell him that James said Hi!
 

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Hoodlum said:
Good news:

Well i got it all installed using velcro and its good to go, just uploaded the pic and its waiting for approval.

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I'm already seeing where the hood brace is starting to scrath the acrylic.

As for the MAC stainless steel radiator cover I heard it gets scratched up real bad so that and price is why I opted for the BBR "modification"
After having the MAC for a few weeks you were smart to go with the BBR.
You heard right on the scratching. The MAC is pretty for the first few days when you put it on and is not worth the big bucks. After thinking on how to make lemon aid out of this lemon, think I am going to paint it to match my car color - Wind Veil Blue. Any thoughts on this?
 

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After having the MAC for a few weeks you were smart to go with the BBR.
You heard right on the scratching. The MAC is pretty for the first few days when you put it on and is not worth the big bucks. After thinking on how to make lemon aid out of this lemon, think I am going to paint it to match my car color - Wind Veil Blue. Any thoughts on this?
Just have it clear coated or have it clear powder coated. the powder coat is alot more durable.
 

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Well the BBR isnt impervious to scratches either, due to the stock hood prop(got mrt now after the fact) but now i need to get that glasses filler that you see on tv to see if i can fill in the scratches the stock prop left :sosad:
 

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After having the MAC for a few weeks you were smart to go with the BBR.
You heard right on the scratching. The MAC is pretty for the first few days when you put it on and is not worth the big bucks. After thinking on how to make lemon aid out of this lemon, think I am going to paint it to match my car color - Wind Veil Blue. Any thoughts on this?
Just paint the stock one My local dealer did mine. Also get a redline hood lift and get rid of the prop rod.
 

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Just paint the stock one My local dealer did mine. Also get a redline hood lift and get rid of the prop rod.
After spensing $200 on the Mac cover I would like to try and be satisfied with it. But if all else fails think I will go with painting the stock one. Yours looks really good. Do you know if they used a specific type of paint that will stick to plastic? And yes, that hood prop needs to go.
 

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After spensing $200 on the Mac cover I would like to try and be satisfied with it. But if all else fails think I will go with painting the stock one. Yours looks really good. Do you know if they used a specific type of paint that will stick to plastic? And yes, that hood prop needs to go.
A Ford dealer painted it and I told them I wanted the Mustang color Satin Silver. They were only concerned about the texture in the piece. But, when finished the texture looks great. It is the best part of it. The cover really looks much better in person.
 

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After spensing $200 on the Mac cover I would like to try and be satisfied with it. But if all else fails think I will go with painting the stock one. Yours looks really good. Do you know if they used a specific type of paint that will stick to plastic? And yes, that hood prop needs to go.
If you deside to go and paint your stock one, Would you be interested in selling the MAC cover? and if so PM me with the price. My guess is they probly used the same paint that you would use to paint a plastic bumper cover with. They probly just added a flex agent to the paint. Good luck on your project.
 

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there is a cleaner that you can use to get any and all scratches out of acrylic mirrored peices. i's called PLEXUS youcan get that stuff at any hardware store or craft store. They use it a lot with picture frames do to the glass and stuff... I think yo can actually get it at office depot too. It's like 2 bucks for a bottle of it.... it'll take off that prop rod scuff and any other scrathes that you may get... just some FYI
 
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