Ok The grill story I promised you. I thought I would try and see what I could do with a 360 Nautilus grill for the front. Bill Owen ask me if I needed another one and I told him no I don't need one ! Enter the Red Headed Step Child. My existing 800D that just Happens to have one on the top.
My 800D says WHAT ? I protest. $ 0 Dollars shipping $ 0 Dollars parts cost. Stealing parts from the Rig that your currently using Priceless
This is one of my prize possessions ! When I first saw one of these I knew I had to have one. So I have to ask myself? Why do I have a sanding block in my hand? As Modders we strive for something unique, but manufacturers have to stock the models that sell, So here I am putting my already beautiful grill at risk to make it better and to fit our build.
My original plan was to flat sand it like I did to the 200mm grills. There Is a reason that people Anodize stuff, It is very durable and hard to sand off. As it turns out this was my saving grace. The only wet sand cloth I had was 400,600 and 1000 grit which required a lot of work to get down through the Anodizing.
Now I almost wish that I had stopped at the point where I was in the picture above, but that wasn't the plan and I hadn't realized just yet how interesting the pattern was becoming. I think I'll try that next time? unless one of you beats me to it. After I sanded some more I really started to like what was happening so I decided to see what I could do with it. I think you will agree that it came out incredible !
Indulge me in a few extra images as this was a lot of work.
This was not technically hard, It just takes a lot of work and you have to be willing to risk your beautiful grill to make it better.