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painting the grille

ok so my 01 honeycomb grille is faded bad and i want to paint it but idk what color im thinking flat black, gloss black, or crome. what do you think? im leaning toward the gloss blackpainting the grille-truck.jpg
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Semi gloss grille and valance
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I've also been thinking about doing that this weekend if I can get to it.
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Krylon Fusion Satin Black is the popular choice
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Is semi gloss and satin the same?
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or crome. what do you think?Attachment 21224
Yes go with the chrome.
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id say go with gloss black but its your truck
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sorry to say but i think crome is out because my bumper is crome so to me that is just to much crome. so its gloss or satin
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sorry to say but i think crome is out because my bumper is crome so to me that is just to much crome. so its gloss or satin
Satin will look more OE.
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This is gloss black.

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yeah i like that i think im going with that thanks man
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So you like the glossy black chrome, I do too.
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I'd use satin black!
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Use an adhesion promoter like the DuPont stuff, then some DuPont Semi-Gloss Black Paint.

Watch out when removing the shell/grille from the truck… you can crack or break off the parts under the headlights.

Also, don’t do as I did, paint behind the grille the area by and around the radiator BLACK too.

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anyone have a pic of a flat black grille
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flat black, its a couple of years old now



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ok thanks everyone i have decided to go gloss black. (is there a black crome?)
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hey powerranger where did you find the crome tow hooks
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Stock on the FX4 package. Check junkyards to find them cheaper, otherwise everyone wants an arm and a leg for them.
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ok thanks everyone i have decided to go gloss black. (is there a black crome?)
I sounds like you want that glossy black chrome to me. You are doing good.
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i did my 08 grille metallic black. looks awesome,we will see how long the metallic flakes last although it is exterior automotive paint.

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^ That looks good! Got any pics farther away?
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here is another. not the best pic though.
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^^^it was just flat black plastic before. painted the wipers the same colour. its a subtle difference but I appreciate it. :)
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painting the grille-painted-grille.jpgFinally got it painted and cleared looks great just that little touch it needed for a start.
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