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Old 01-21-2007
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Painted Grille

so i decided to look to buy a grille on ebay today, and suprisingly grilles were cheap, billet ones were like $40.................and then there was this guy selling the stock plastic grilles for $25, but he painted them first and called them "custom grilles" , so that gave me an idea, i took mine off and gave it 5 coats of semigloss black and it turned out nice IMO, but now im thinking i should paint it to match my paint job, i dunno, wat do u guys think? also should i put one of those chain-link fence looking inserts behind it?

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yes, im aware that my front end needs some work... hehe
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the black looks pretty cool... I'd def. do the mesh behind the grill... get some pics of it during the day
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looks good..ive been thinking of doing the same but white to color match the truck...
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ty.....i think im gonna have to go with the mesh (lol...thats the word i was looking for), because these stock grilles are so wide open, ill have another pic tommorow in the daylight though.
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Old 01-22-2007
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I would color match the grille and maybe paint the mesh black.
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why not paint red mesh to accent the grille, yet still match your truck?
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i did the same thing to my truck, made it look 100x better.
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looks good thats the same thing i did to my brothers ranger
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crap... i forgot to take a daylit picture and now its dark again, but u get the idea......has anyone had any problem with their painted grilles in the rain or snow? i just used a spraycan and clear coat

Edit: just read franks suggestion, great idea! think im gonna try that
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I think u should put the mesh behind it and paint that red
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i think it looks pretty good
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looks good....i want to color match my chrome bumpers and grille....anyone got red bumpers they wanna trade for chrome off my 02
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I say color match it to the rest of the truck and put the mesh being it, that'll look good!
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Old 01-24-2007
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uhh...can i just use the mesh that they sell at home depot or is it supposed to be made out of different material for cars?
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One thing that I had painted on my 95 was that plastic molding on the bumper. I thought it looked pretty good.
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yep....that and a tint line on the top of my windshield are next.....im trying to make my front end look better.
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I have a brushed aluminum speed grille that I had powder coated gloss black. It goes great with my white truck. Check out my cardomain page for pics.
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looks better than stock but i do like the mesh idea
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I have a brushed aluminum speed grille that I had powder coated gloss black. It goes great with my white truck. Check out my cardomain page for pics.
There's no pics of the grille...just the stocker
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im gonna color match mine to my truck... what exactly do i need to do.. anything special??? do i just use that duricolor paint that we sell at oreillys???

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I used rustoleum for plastics on mine and it held up awesome....til the flames got to it. lol
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