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Painting honeycomb grill

hey guys my honeycomb grill that is black is fading what kind of paint would I use to repaint it?
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i believe i used the krylon stuff from wal-mart
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Krylon Fusion Satin Black FTW
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cool, I will test it out tomorrow!
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make sure you wash the grill good.
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Krylon Fusion Satin Black FTW

x2. Just did mine last weekend, and it turned out great.
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if you have any kind of oil on it (ie armor all, tire shine) i would take it out, and boil it, only bc if theoil seeps into the pores of the plastic, the krylon fusion will not adhere to it
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i did that special plastic paint and it worked great. did it over 2 years ago and still looks good. kinda dirty but thats not the point
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can you guys post some pics of the grille after paint?
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can you guys post some pics of the grille after paint?
yes sir, I should have it done tonight.
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..and, yet again, proof that cats prefer a painted honeycomb grille over a faded one.
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hey mcpink, did you sand it down or anything before you painted??
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hey mcpink, did you sand it down or anything before you painted??
it looks like he did
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That looks good Michael
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how did you get it out? when i tryed to paint mine awhile ago, i could no seperate it fromt the rest
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How hard is it to pull out the grille from the surround?
EDIT:^^^I guess I should have read Nicks reply lol^^^
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Makes me want to touch myself. Beautiful.
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How hard is it to pull out the grille from the surround?
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haha ya
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Thanks, guys!

I did a little spot sanding for rusty spots where it screws in to the truck, and some other places that had been slightly gouged or nicked. I washed it like crazy when it was still on the truck, then took the pressure washer to it (being very careful not to break it). Once it was off, I cleaned it again with some soapy water, then sanded where needed, washed again, and let dry. Once dry, I hung it by two strings to paint it, did multiple light coats from all angles, letting it dry in between coats. Half way through, I re-hung it upside down and repeated the process to ensure the bottom side was coated thoroughly.

Getting it off of the surround was tricky. I took about 20 minutes, and gently worked it loose from the tabs on the surrounding piece of molding using a couple of very thin screwdrivers, a putty knife, and a lot of patience. I almost broke one of the small retaining bars on the grill, but finagled it out.
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Nice work man come do mine now
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Very nice work. I need to do mine now.
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looks great, if my grille wasnt chrome i would paint it
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