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paints a 2003 honeycomb grille

my grille has faded alot and i was wondering if anyone had and tips in taking it apart from the housing without breaking those clips that hold the two peice together?
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Nope, you will most likely end up breaking some of the clips and/or at the very least marring the plastic with whatever you pry on the housing with.
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Why don't you just repaint it?
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Yeah, I'd just mask off the grille housing. Just make sure you take your time and you can get it masked off just perfect.
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The grille comes out of the shell fairly easily I have done it 3 times now swapping grills around. With a little wd40 on the clips and a screw driver mine came right out with no breakage. Just put the flat blade into the open space in the clip twist slightly and push down releasing the pin.
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Hmm, I attempted to take mine off and didn't have any luck. I would have broke it in the process. All you can do is try it and find out.
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i thought about just taping it off and i still might go that route. i had the whole front off last night looking at it. what kind of black paint to you guys recommend? its pretty faded and i have 2 6in driving lights mounted behind it so i was thinking it would either be flat black or gloss, im leaning towards gloss though.
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Go with Krylon Fusion, I got flat black, I think either would look good.
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awesome thank you so much. my lights behind my grille are similar to yours, but closer to the emblem, i couldnt get mine to really fit any other way.
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Hmm, I attempted to take mine off and didn't have any luck. I would have broke it in the process. All you can do is try it and find out.
The newer grilles may be different. I use krylon fusion satin black for all my plastic painting.
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well i painted them, i have to say i like the krylon fusion. thanks for the input. i wish i had before and afters but i had no pictures of my truck until today.
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