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Old 01-11-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Mail Slot Grill Removal ?

Can someone help me, I'm trying to remove the black "grill" from the mail slot. Does anyone know how?
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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It is soft plastic with just a few 1/2 inch clips around the edges holding it in. Put some masking tape (for paint protection) around an edge and get a tiny straight slot screwdriver and carefully pry out on the plastic trim. If you can't get in on the edge try prying out from the inside slots. Be careful and go slow it does come out easily. PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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It is soft plastic with just a few 1/2 inch clips around the edges holding it in. Put some masking tape (for paint protection) around an edge and get a tiny straight slot screwdriver and carefully pry out on the plastic trim. If you can't get in on the edge try prying out from the inside slots. Be careful and go slow it does come out easily. PM me if you have any questions.
Thank you so much, I will try that ASAP!
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #5
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No prob.... If you are installing a billet insert... the insert fits better without the OE plastic trim installed.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:07 PM   #6
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I Just popped it off, it was actually not that hard. I'm putting the extended rally stripes, and needed that out of my way. I may keep this plastic piece off and look for a billet replacement, do you have any sugestions?
BTW your stripes are awesome! I'm doing the same style just gloss black.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:53 PM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words about our stripes. We are actually working on a stencil kit for the style of stripes that we do. If you need some stencils PM me for pricing and availability. Go here for the install pics:http://www.flickr.com/photos/cccstl/...7623109265690/

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:04 PM   #8
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I personally like the T-Rex insert.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:06 PM   #9
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Thanks for the kind words about our stripes. We are actually working on a stencil kit for the style of stripes that we do. If you need some stencils PM me for pricing and availability.


I know this is off topic, but with the SLP facia filler, is their a body filler available that could be used to fill that gap.. I know the nose is going to flex differently than the facia piece, I have concerns of it cracking or even popping out.. Is it possible?
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I know this is off topic, but with the SLP facia filler, is their a body filler available that could be used to fill that gap.. I know the nose is going to flex differently than the facia piece, I have concerns of it cracking or even popping out.. Is it possible?
Do you know what the SLP fliier is made from? If it is urathane it could be plastic welded and finished with 2 part flexible bumper repair compound. Possibly....
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Do you know what the SLP fliier is made from? If it is urathane it could be plastic welded and finished with 2 part flexible bumper repair compound. Possibly....
Their website just says its injection molded. I guess i will have to do some more investigating.. Thanks..
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injection molded = ABS plastic. IMO
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I'm thinking about removing my mail slot completely and give it more of a true ram air look, has anyone done this? Also, will it let too much water and debris inside the engine compartment?
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Perhaps some kind of grill to keep the big stuff out. I would think it would help keep the engine cooler??
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Perhaps some kind of grill to keep the big stuff out. I would think it would help keep the engine cooler??
The mail slot is so small it probably wouldn't do a whole lot for engine cooling but I guess every little bit helps. Plus, you would want to direct the airflow to the stock airbox/aftermarket CAI.
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Perhaps some kind of grill to keep the big stuff out. I would think it would help keep the engine cooler??

I've considered getting another type of mesh grill, t-rex, etc., but I was just thinking it would look good completely open. As I researched other threads I learned that by removing it completely, it wouldn't let water and/or other debris get to the engine because of the panels that are behind it, so to me this is a good thing knowing that it's not a direct access into the engine compartment although it won't do anything to increase air flow. I'm just wanting to do it for cosmetic reasons. Thanks for your reply.
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Maybe he wants to deposit some letters...
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Maybe he wants to deposit some letters...

Yeah, I was thinking that if it's called a "mail slot" but it's actually blocked off, why not unblock it and make it a mailbox! Think about it...I could deposit my own mail in the slot and then deliver it to the location myself, therefore saving money on postage (LOL).
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