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Blacked out grill

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by cyuhlater, May 8, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    cyuhlater

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    Anyone find a post on a good how to black out your grill? My search isnt working.
     
  2. May 8, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 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?
     
  3. May 8, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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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

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    vs chrome grille

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  4. May 8, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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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?
     
  5. May 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    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.

    All plastidip
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  6. May 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    Blacked-Out Badges; Retribution Decals (Sockmonkey); Tailgate Mod; Red LED Rear Blinkers; Yellow Foglights; Yellow Front Blinkers; Superwhite Xenon Corner Bulb; Leer Bedcap; Bedrug Bedmat; Black Cupholders; Black Plastic Piece Around Window Controls; Plasti-Dip Front Bumper Valence; Plasti-Dip Grill Surround; Blackout Chrome Back Bumper; Metal Miller Skid-Plate; Aero Turbine 2525 Muffler; TSB Rear Leaf Springs and Shocks; Satoshi Grill Pending; Off-Roading Torn off Mirror (Replaced); Blue-Sea Fuse Box; Tinted Tail Lights; URD Short Shifter; Interior Mood Lighting; Hood Lights; BedLights Pending
    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
     
  7. May 8, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    Im looking to keep the chrome, but blackout the inside.
     
  8. May 8, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    you mean painting the two bars that are already black, black?
     
  9. May 8, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    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
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    I think the 09+ have bronzish bars
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    My bars are dark charcoal grey.
     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    mine too. i dont like it haha

    i gotta get around to changing it to matte black
     
  13. May 8, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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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
     
  14. May 8, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    Spray painted my grill and bumper flat black..
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  15. May 8, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    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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