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Advice for painting my grille black

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Maysville06, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    Maysville06

    Maysville06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at painting my grille black and I'm looking for advice as far as methods and paint used. Also any pictures would be welcome
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    dYL0n

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    Search.. Omg.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    What color is it now?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Thanks mcdowell i appreciate it
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Dylon, i have searched. I also know asking folks that have done it before is the best way to get info. Hence the forum. My grille is just the stock plastic chrome. I am looking to go black to match other mods that i have done
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Anytime bro
     
  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    Fed Taco

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    I just used some made for plastic spray paint. First I sanded with fine grit sandpaper, then 2 coats of primer and the spray paint. it came out pretty good. Mine was chrome but had another member paint it black when I had the black truck. So I don't know what he did to cover the chrome. But I'm sure It will work if you primer and sand a bit.

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  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Maysville06

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    Thanks Fed taco. I have flat black... i just wasnt sure if i should/could prime it first or what
     
  11. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    Fine sanding, a couple coats of rattle can spray.

    Before:
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    After:

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  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    Flat black? Good, not chrome. I had a problem getting my paint to stick with chrome. Just sand it down to roughen up the surface, then hit it with 3M adhesion promoter. Then paint to your liking.

    Sorry for being a dick earlier.
     
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