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Old 08-04-2005
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Need help - Spray painting Grille

I think I saw someone on here that had a newer black Ranger that spray painted their grille silver. Unfortunately, I cannot remember who did this and cannot find the thread using the search function.

If anyone has pics of this I would appreciate it.

Also, is this an easy task?
For anyone who has done this mod, do you have any tips for me?

Thanks!!

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Aye yi yi, I hope you have alot of patience for this one my friend. Remove all the screws out of the top of your grill and pull the 3 black plastic pieces off the center and above each headlight. Then take a heat-gun (or in my case, a hair dryer) and a flat-head screwdriver and feel around the back for some little tabs that poke through the grill from the grill shell. Heat them up to soften them a little bit and then try and pry them out with the screwdriver while pressing firmly, but gently (doesn't make much sense, I know. I was just always afraid of breaking the damn grill shell). The tabs will pop off relatively easily off the sides. Once I got about 3-4 tabs off on each side, I just pushed very firmly on the bottom and it all came out. Washed it with dish soap in the bath tub, primed it, and then shot a few coats of chrome paint on there. I've repainted it once, and probably need to repaint it again, but from anymore than 2-3 feet it looks great. Be sure to remove the ford emblem so you don't get paint on it.

It took me quite some time, and I was ready to do this
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And it turned out like this!
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wow that is sweet, i think i need more silver/chrome on my truck too....
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Thanks Gearhead!
Wow I didnt think it would be so hard...I will attempt in when I get a few days off lol.
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Not hard, just time consuming and a little frustrating at times! Great mod though it looks a million times better than that ugly gray!
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i have my grill still laying around. anyone want to pay me to do it?
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How much you talkin about David shipped to MA?
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Hey man If you want a chrome grill, I will l trade you mine in a heart beat. Because that is the grill I want is the kind you have.

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The Man in black - I dont really know what im looking for lol but I like the grille I have spray painted silver and I like billet grilles.

That is really what Ill end up doing I think.
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How much you talkin about David shipped to MA?
not too sure, whatever is fair (whatever that may be) Pm me
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will an 01+ honeycomb grill fit on an 00?
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Perhaps? Only way to find out is to try!
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the xlt wont swap out for a honey comb, cuz the Edges are open toped and xlt has the full surround. sorry guys
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