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Painting stock grill

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Penz83, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Penz83

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    I don't really care for the chrome look of my grill, I was thinking of buying a whole new grill shell in either black or red to match my car. Then I thought about saving a few bucks and painting it myself so I started looking into paints. Came across this chrome black out paint that looks pretty cool. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357858779.002205.jpg

    Reviews are hit and miss. Sounds like people have trouble with it on real chrome but it work well on plastic chrome. For $25 shipped its worth a try for me... I'll post some before and after pictures.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    I'm curious to see this. A lot of people just plasti-dip it too.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    That sounds like a good option as well, that would make it black though. I hope I get the black chrome I'm looking for...
     
  4. Jan 10, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    I saw someone else with this and theirs turned out crappy. It's tough to get it to stick on something that is not etched. If you etch the plastic chrome then you see the light scratches under the new finish.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://youtu.be/lUPcm3ALQik

    Here is a video on the application, looks like it works ok If applied correct.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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  7. Feb 11, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    I'm not sure if I'm gonna like the finish of the grill I ordered. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360631976.046028.jpg
    I really like the look of the grill but it may be too shiny. So I plan to give it a few coats of plasti dip, I also have the glossifier to add a little sheen.

    I'll post some before and after pictures.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    Got my grill in the mail today. Looks pretty good actually. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360819320.573087.jpg

    I will get it installed this weekend along with blacked out lights, I'll post some pictures. I also plan to plasti dip the grill if Its too shiny for my taste.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    New grill ImageUploadedByTapatalk1361151469.622388.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1361151478.109014.jpg
     
  10. Feb 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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