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Painting Billit Grille Black?

I searched and really all I came up with was painting stock grilles and stuff. I know there were a couple threads but I could not find them.

I have a billit grille I dont know what kind of metal it is or anything but how would I go about prepping it and painting it? Also if I dont like the way it looks could I just sand it back down to the bare stuff and have it look ok?

I am wanting to black out my truck completely.

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Bud I have also been thinking about doing this for a few weeks now except DWB I think prep would be a b*tch but if it got done right it would look sick. Ill keep watching this thread for sure
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dont they make black billet grills?
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Yea they do but what is the point of buying one when I already have a billit grille I can paint for free.
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It's just aluminum, sand it good, primer, paint

I'd even suggest goin to lowes and buyin a can of the rustoleum 'professional' paint. It's in a slighter larger can than usual. I painted my center caps with them and banged them up a couple times with the lug wrench and they never chipped.
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It should just be aluminum like Lone Ranger said. Sand it down with a Scotch pad, use a clean metal primer and paint away!
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Alright thanks guys I think I am going to do this next weekend.
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Alright thanks guys I think I am going to do this next weekend.
I think I will join you, now go finish your headlight mod
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i have askd myself that same question but good to know there is a way to do it
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I am looking forward to how it will look!
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Yes, I did it...very easy.

I just scuffed it with a scotch brite pad, washed with degreaser...and painted! Speaking of which, I need to re-do it. I'm doing bedliner this time though :) I like the bedliner look.
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I dunno how bedliner would look on it as for me with the DWB I think it would be bad I am going to try and color match it we will see how it does
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Gonna look good andy!...

Make sure you spend time with prep, don't rush it and you'll be happy as a redneck with a chew in when you're done lol
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Crap might have to wait a couple days! Really sunburned and it hurts.
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Alright I am doing it this week but have a few more questions. You think I should do flat black or Gloss black? Also do I need to put anything on top of the paint like some kind of sealer or anything?
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Murder the sum b!tch out!...

Matte black paint with matte clear coat... multiple coats of each man.. It'll look good and hold up!
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Alright I dont mind driving without my grille a couple days so I am going to start prepping tomorrow and hopefully lay down some paint before work.

Also need to lay the paint on my headlights that been sitting there all taped and ready for paint a couple days.

But no photo's till EVERYTHING is done! lol
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I am undertaking this on Saturday morning, DWB not black though going to be nasty
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