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Grill Painting Question

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by focotacoma, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    focotacoma

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    Im getting there......
    I have a trd offroad and i used to have a satoshi but recently traded it for a 2011 chrome grill.

    The chrome looks alright but i want to do something different.....

    Do you guys think painting it magnetic grey or trying to do some kind of brushed/matte gunmetal finish (to match wheels) would look good?

    btw my truck is speedway blue.....

    i dont have a scoop so i think doing color match would look kid of funny....:cool:
     
  2. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I have a base grille on my truck with a black billet...check out my build page in my sig :)

    I love the look
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    clintonjeffries

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    Doing color match without the scoop looks just as good in my opinion, I did it. Anything is better than the chrome!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    agreed
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    how hard is it to paint a chrome grill? or how much is it to have it powder coated by someone else?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    darkgreentaco

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    depends on the end result you want...i hit mine with fine grit sand, then primer, then flat black.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Honestly, by the time you purchase all the paint/primer/sandpaper/etc... You'd be better off to just have a shop paint it for ya. Plus, the end result will be MUCH better than you can do on your own.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    unless you work in a paint shop, and paint parts all the time.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    achirdo

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    Not true in my case. I spent $25 on it. For everything
     
  10. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    I think if the OP worked in a paint shop, we wouldn't be having this discussion...
     
  11. Feb 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    bowhunter11199

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    haha true.



    so how much was it to have a shop paint it?
     
  12. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    hate to bump this thread but i would love to know why/who negative repped me for this...:confused:
     
  13. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    Pssssstt. You can't powder coat plastic. :boink:
     
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