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Old 05-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Blacked out grill

Anyone find a post on a good how to black out your grill? My search isnt working.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #2
it's about the off-road miles
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check the plasti dipped thread. plenty of people have done it on there

edit: i swear i posted pictures of me doing it.. but its pretty straight forward if you as me. what exactly are you trying to do?
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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i have pictures in my gallery so this is what i did.. with plasti dip that is. looks good faraway, but if you're really looking for imperfections you can find them up close







vs chrome grille

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Did you have to use a high tempered paint like if you were to spray your radiator? Also, did you use a gloss finish on yours?
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Did you have to use a high tempered paint like if you were to spray your radiator? Also, did you use a gloss finish on yours?
There is no "gloss" plasti dip, and clear coating it is a no go. It's a ruberized spray that we use as paint. Minimal prepwork and clean up. and the good thing is, is that if the plasti dip gets damaged in any way, you just peel it off and respray it.

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Did you have to use a high tempered paint like if you were to spray your radiator? Also, did you use a gloss finish on yours?
If you paint the radiator, mask off around it and use high temp BBQ paint. His is not a gloss finish because he used plasti dip. It will come out matte black
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Im looking to keep the chrome, but blackout the inside.
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Im looking to keep the chrome, but blackout the inside.
you mean painting the two bars that are already black, black?
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Im looking to keep the chrome, but blackout the inside.
If you want a flat finish, plasti dip is the easiest way to go. For a gloss, lightly sand with medium grit sandpaper the plastic area you want to paint, paint with filler primer, sand it down with high grit sand paper, then gloss black, then clearcoat, then lightly sand it with fine grit (~1400) sand paper and polish it. Make sure to follow the instructions on the back of the paint cans
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My bars are dark charcoal grey.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
it's about the off-road miles
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My bars are dark charcoal grey.
mine too. i dont like it haha

i gotta get around to changing it to matte black
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mine too. i dont like it haha

i gotta get around to changing it to matte black
I was given a new billet grille from a buddy, and then plasti dipped that, and the chrome. looks great IMHO
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Spray painted my grill and bumper flat black..
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #15
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I was given a new billet grille from a buddy, and then plasti dipped that, and the chrome. looks great IMHO
well reason why i havent gotta around to it is because i want to to a satoshi(sp?) grill then put lights behind it. Just like yours ahha.
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