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Painting my 2011 grille pics and questions

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by francis1291, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    I traded a buddy my 2010 grille for his 2011 and i am going to post pics of my progress...any input or tips would be great...im sorry for the side ways pics...idk why my phone did that
     
  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    last night before sanding

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  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    after sanding..idk if y'all can tell but its sanded....i tried to sand the best I could

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  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Sand the hell out of that thing. Mask it off really good and take your time. Go with light layers so it doesn't run. Put as many layers of clear coats as you can.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    Can you get a closer picture? You might want to get a lower grit sandpaper. The paint will chip really easy if you don't sand it well enough.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    what grit paper did you use????did you sand it wet?????
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    i am thinking about painting the honey comb flat black cuz i scratched it with the sand paper some....what do yall think?? just mask off the sanded part and then paint the honey comb?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    your going to have to prime the spots you sanded through.
     
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    dont do it.you will never prep it good enough to hold up
     
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    i used some 3M sand paper...it does not say grit but it says P320 Grit/grain/grano....its not really corse but i have some 100 medium grit but i used that a little and it looked like the scratches were to deep
     
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    x2 I would just sand the whole thing and spray the whole thing down with primer. Then mask off the honeycomb and paint the surround. Then matte clear the honeycomb and high gloss clear the surround.
     
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    Use the 100, and go over it really good so the scratches are even throughout the chrome. Then use filler primer to cover the scratches
     
  13. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    So the 100 grit will not leave to deep of scratches? I plan on putting 2 coats of AP then 2 or 3 coats of primer and then 3 coats of primer and alot of paint and alot of clear.
     
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    Im also going to wet sand a primer coat and white coat
     
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    So your saying prime the honey comb and then paint the honey comb then the surround?
     
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    I'm pretty sure if you get the filler primer it should be thick enough to fill in the scratches. If it still has deep scratches go back to 320 and sand the scratches out. Or use filler primer for a couple coats, then use a high grit sand paper and sand it so the scratches fade a little, then prime it again and sand it again until it is smooth
     
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    Yeah you can probably prime it all at the same time
     
  18. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Well ill probably put the AP over the whole thing then primer and then do the honey comb flat black and surround white.
     
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    400 to 600 grit wet will work for the white
     
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    i would use a plastic promoter before primer
     
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