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Billet Grill Question

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by asdf, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. asdf

    asdf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i just got a new chrome billet grill. i would like to paint it black. what is the best way of going about this? get it powdercoated? sand/prep and spray paint? help
     
  2. InaKoma08

    InaKoma08 INAKOMA08

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    Have any pics of it now? What color is your truck? Im sure the chrome looks good now but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lord knows I regret painting some of my car parts before.

    - Matt
     
  3. asdf

    asdf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    powder coat is the best way to go about is
     
  5. asdf

    asdf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    about how much you think that will run me?
     
  6. Brunes

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    Depending on the size and number of pieces- 100-175 is my guess.

    I painted mine- Powdercoat is durable- but if it does get damaged (rock chips or anything) the entire piece must be redone. Paint means you can touch up as needed.

    I sanded mine down just enuf to dull the chrome, cleaned it with alcohol, primed and painted it with Duplicolor rattlecan products. Had to touch up the bumper grill after a day of offroading and getting to close with a pressure washer.

    Plus it only cost less than 20 bucks in paint and a weekend of time.
     
  7. InaKoma08

    InaKoma08 INAKOMA08

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    I would go about painting it the same way the DIY is for the black headlight mod. Rough the grill up with sandpaper first then paint it with black Krylon spraypaint but it will definately chip (not instantly) but it WILL chip and bugs will be just as hard to get off of it like the stock grill. But I think that will do it. Sandpaper and Krylon :)

    - Matt
     
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