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Old 03-14-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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What do you think of black billet grilles?

I have a billet grill on right now and i was thinking of painting it black. What do you think of them?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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blackkk ittt out
Im definitely thinking about it. i like the way it looks.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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I think the Black T-Rex one is awesome...thats what i'm gonna get. I was gonna do the Satoshi but don't really have the motivation
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:25 PM   #4
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i'd black it out.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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If i were to black it out whats the best paint to do it with? Gloss, or flat, or in between?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
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it depends on your what you like. i would probably try to match it with your flares and bumper.
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black billet ftw
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #8
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I wish I would have gone with black. I've thought about blackin mine out but didn't want to deal with the hassle of havin to touch it up after gettin hit with rocks and all the crap that flies up off the road.
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I wish I would have gone with black. I've thought about blackin mine out but didn't want to deal with the hassle of havin to touch it up after gettin hit with rocks and all the crap that flies up off the road.
Thats exactly why im hesitating. It doesnt take long to take mine off though. Its just 4 screws and thats it. i could just lay it on the ground and paint it whenever i want.
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Thats exactly why im hesitating. It doesnt take long to take mine off though. Its just 4 screws and thats it. i could just lay it on the ground and paint it whenever i want.
thats what i did, rub it with a bit of sand paper and paint thinner and it looks good
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thats what i did, rub it with a bit of sand paper and paint thinner and it looks good
Well then i think im gonna do it! What paint did you use? Anything special?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #12
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I'd bet you can get it powdercoated for under $20..
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
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If i were to black it out whats the best paint to do it with? Gloss, or flat, or in between?
Flat seems to hide imperfections better Imo
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I'd bet you can get it powdercoated for under $20..
Really? I thought it would be some ridiculous amount? Ill have to look into that.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:15 PM   #15
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I had a black billet grill but still dumped it for a satoshi
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I had a black billet grill but still dumped it for a satoshi
Well when i upgrade to a 2nd Gen. i will do a satoshi, but since i have a 1st gen my options are limited. Plus i only have the billet grill. The stock grill was thrown away by the previous owner.
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I have not one chip in my billet and it's been painted for like 8 months. Just sand, primer, hit with krylon satin black a few times, and clear coat.
Thanks man! Probably gonna go do it tomorrow!
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Really? I thought it would be some ridiculous amount? Ill have to look into that.
I emailed a place a while back and it was gona be like $30 - $40 /wheel, just sand it down and clean it off and bring it to them, shouldn't be much.
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i digg the black billet grills.. prolly cuz i have one! gave mine a quick once over with sandpaper and shot it wil krylon satin black.. been holding up great for almost a year now. only has one small chip from a rock on it.
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I hate chrome billet grills, the black is way nicer as proven in the pic above. I do prefer the black mesh style though. To me chrome looks cheapo.
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