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94-97 Mazda Grille's - Black Grille on Grey Truck?

I'll keep this short, the stock light grey grille on my grey mazda has seen better days and is getting replaced. I'm thinking about getting a black one as I see on most 94-97's that I see, however I really can't find any pictures of a grey truck like mine. My questions are:

a.) Has anyone seen or have pictures of a 94-97 in the grey/black combo I'm talking about, or any feedback on grey vs. black grilles in general. I've asked Dr. Google Image and he says I apparently have one of the very few remaining 94-97 grey B-trucks.

b.) Or feedback on painting the grille in the case neither matches the truck to my satisfaction.

Thanks for the help.

Justin

P.S. nevermind the exposed plates, they're old/replaced.




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If all else fails throw painters tape over the whole thing and do a quick spray over it and see how it looks. If it looks like **** then rip the tape off and stay gray.
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True that's a good idea. At least it will give me an idea how a black grille will look. Thanks
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I'd color match it.
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True that's a good idea. At least it will give me an idea how a black grille will look. Thanks
May be a slight waste of paint and time but it's better then doing it all over again if you don't like the choice you made.
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black will look fine. ive seen it before. no pics tho
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yea blacks good
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Try this one for size.


Its not the exact black, but it'll give you an idea.
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Maybe flat black. To match the window trim.
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Take your grille off, fill in any scratches/cracks, lightly sand it (up to 220 grit), and spray it with 2 or 3 coats of Krylon Fusion. (I suggest satin black as opposed to flat black. Your window trim used to be satin black, BTW.)

Simple and inexpensive. If you don't like it, you can repaint it or replace the grille (spend your money later.) Otherwise, you've made a big change to the appearance of your truck for very little cash outlay.
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Ok good info, I didn't think about flat black vs glossy, etc. I'll give this sucker a try, technically it's broke off in a place and I'll have to see if I can get it reattached and then see what it looks like black.

Thanks, Justin
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I think gloss black would turn out nice, I used it on my grill and it isn't as glossy as you'd think.
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I like the black better than the grey. But I would go with a new chrome one but that is just me.
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Here is a tip: Order the black plastic grill and put it on.

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Here is a tip: Order the black plastic grill and put it on.

Well now it does...

No reason to go out of your way to post on a thread you don't even like.
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I like your thread but it is not going anywhere. The ball is in your court at this point. I gave you a tip too. Order the black plastic grill and put it on. Your truck is clean. No need to get all butt hurt.
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I like your thread but it is not going anywhere. The ball is in your court at this point. I gave you a tip too. Order the black plastic grill and put it on. Your truck is clean. No need to get all butt hurt.
I stated what I was going to do, thanked people and didn't post again (until after your comment). There's no way to deny that. I'm not sure how to make it look more conclusive to you that the thread was over, until/unless someone posts another relevant question. Not sure how you're claiming that I'm "butt hurt", maybe it makes you feel better that you think you bothered others? My original response and this one are pretty calm.

I'll repeat for redundancy, I'm treating the thread as done unless there's further relevant discussion/questions (or follow-up on the grille).

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Do you have any follow up pics? I have been waiting to see the finished product. How much did you find the black grill for?
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