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Rad Guard drawing

Like you guys in the States I also have the problem of finding goodies for my V and it costs an arm to have things shipped out to South Africa, so I did a drawing of a radguard similar to the Romatech one and had it lasercut locally. If anyone is interested PM me and I can send them the Autocad file which can be used to have one cut out. I used 1.6mm stainless steel plate and it cost me about half the amount of buying one. I admit that I did a little polishing to get it looking good but it was worth it.

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Hi bud,
Your rad gaurd looks cool, wanted to get one but they are not cheap. Could you send me your auto cad file and I can give it a go... Many thanks
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Here's what I did for a Rad Guard and it works very well.

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I should be picking up my rad guard, based on your drawing, tomorrow. Was wondering what the process is for polishing and is that better than painting?

I had various prices given to me, most of them over $120. FInally found a local guy who is doing it for $60

Thanks again

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I should be picking up my rad guard, based on your drawing, tomorrow. Was wondering what the process is for polishing and is that better than painting?

I had various prices given to me, most of them over $120. FInally found a local guy who is doing it for $60

Thanks again

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If It's stainless steel like mine was, I first used an orbital sander with a very fine emery paper (material type, not paper) with a bit of water and cleaned it up, then I used 'autosol' metal polish with a buffing wheel attached to a drill and did the final polishing.
If it's mild steel I would consider powder coating it rather than paint as It's harder to scratch

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Could you send me the file as well?
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I live in the DFW area also, where did you get it laser cute at?

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Hi Silverfish, where in SA did you have it cut? cheers H
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It's possible to get pre finished 316 stainless sheet, either in brush finish or polished. It comes with a plastic protector sheet covering the finish. It's used in the restaurant and kitchen trade. If you can get it cut with a water jet machine, it will cut through the protector, which can be peeled off afterwards.

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Like you guys in the States I also have the problem of finding goodies for my V and it costs an arm to have things shipped out to South Africa, so I did a drawing of a radguard similar to the Romatech one and had it lasercut locally. If anyone is interested PM me and I can send them the Autocad file which can be used to have one cut out. I used 1.6mm stainless steel plate and it cost me about half the amount of buying one. I admit that I did a little polishing to get it looking good but it was worth it.

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Looks great! Can you email me autocad file to [email protected]?
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Just a question, what is the weight?
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I would appreciate a copy sent to [email protected]. Thanks in advance
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The V guys here made mass produced of their own radiator guard.
Priced at USD$ 32. Made of aluminium.
Sorry, not sold overseas. Just sharing design notes.
Would have bought it but had mine DIY.

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Silverfish - I would appreciate a copy too, sent to my email - [email protected]

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FWIW - I went to Home Depot and bought a screen (6" X 12" ...?) for gutters and 'rattle-canned' it black. Attached it with several zip-ties. Cost about $8 including paint (LOTS left.).
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did the same. Home Depot and fastened it on the screws below and top H&B bars. Cheap and works well. Also painted black
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FWIW - I went to Home Depot and bought a screen (6" X 12" ...?) for gutters and 'rattle-canned' it black. Attached it with several zip-ties. Cost about $8 including paint (LOTS left.).
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what screen you bought for 8$? I was looking but everything is much more expensive...
do you have a photo also?

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Please send Cad drawing to: [email protected]

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what screen you bought for 8$? I was looking but everything is much more expensive...
do you have a photo also?

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This one. The screen cost about $4 ($3.95?), and the paint about $4 too.
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