Any billet grille worth its salt must be tough enough to stand up to the rigors of the road. That's why our billet grilles are crafted only from sturdy, durable and premium materials. The most common material used in billet grilles is aluminum, a rugged and resilient metal that's used in everything from soda cans to space ships. Also, stainless steel is the main ingredient in many a billet grille because it is both incredibly strong and highly resistant to corrosion and rust. Last but certainly not least, ABS plastic is a rarer material, but still a premium choice because it is completely rust-free and quite economical.
No. You can wash your new billet grille the same way that you would your old one. A bucket of sudsy water, a sponge and a garden hose is all you'll need to keep your billet grille looking spotless.
You can, however, provide added protection to your billet grille by periodically treating it with a dollop of Zymol Metall Brightwork Polish. Not only does it bring out the luster of the metal, it also coats it with a protective layer that shields against the corrosive effects of engine oil, oxygen and road salts.
If you want to paint your new billet grille to match or accent your vehicle's color, you have two options. Either the Stull Package Grilles or any of the Street Scene billet grilles are paint-ready.
For a professionally painted billet grille, Putco makes the Inferno series, which features elaborate flame cutouts that are hand painted in either a red starburst or an icy blue blast.
While most billet grilles will cover over your original factory logo, AutoAnything offers some models that have a special logo cutout. That way, you can still upgrade your grille without having to sacrifice your logo.
5. Will my new billet grille prevent air from flowing into my engine compartment and cooling down my motor and radiator?
No. Even if your new billet grille seems to have fewer openings than your stock grille, it will still allow plenty of fresh air to rush into your engine compartment and cool down your motor and radiator. Some billet grilles are more constrictive than others, but none are totally sealed.
Billet grilles install in one of two ways: either they bolt over your stock grille or they completely replace it. Bolt over billet grilles use hidden mounting hardware to attach on top of your factory-installed grille. This is the easiest and fastest installation method.
Replacement billet grilles, as their name implies, completely take the place of your stock grille. This installation process takes more time and tools than the bolt over method, but the end result is a cleaner, more integrated look. Often, this type of installation requires some cutting and/or drilling.