Originally Posted by jw1983
Hey. I noticed in your profile picture that you had changed the colour of your front emblem. How easy was it to do? Was it difficult to get the grill off? Do you have or know where there is a DIY for something like that?
Wasn't hard to get the emblem off at all. I didn't remove the grill to do it either. The emblem just pops out, it's held in with plastic tabs. I got the emblem I have now from metal miller. He does custom emblems on this site
Hope that helps. If you just want to paint your emblem a certain color, that's easy too. I've painted alot of things on my truck orange so far cuz I have an insanely horrible fettish with all things orange. Also I am a Longhorns fan. First thing you wanna do is get your supplies. You need to clean what you're painting, so various things will work, the best is either rubbing alchohol or mineral spirits. Then get some card board or even a box and go into a well ventilated area, unless you like getting high on paint fumes. Use an automotive primer so your final paint will last long. The light grey primer makes colors creamier looking, while the black primer makes the colors look deeper. One light coat, then dry, then another light coat. You can use a hair dryer or a heat gun to preheat the emblem so the paint dries smoother. After you have the primer dried, preferably over nite, do three light coats of your final paint. Dry time should be about an hour in between coats. Now if you want your paint to last you should use a clear coat. I used wheel clear coat. This stuff is trial and error, so Practice on your cardboard to get spraying down good. You need to let the paint dry over nite before applying clear coat. One good coat should do the trick. Just be careful not to spray too much. When it goes on it looks a little milky, not to worry, it dries clear. Good luck with all your mods on your truck, and if you need any tips or advice, as always just ask any body here on this site. I would be happy to help you with what ever you got goin on. Good luck.