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Old 03-08-2010
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Textured Grill Ok?

Ok so I'm buying all the parts for my front end tomorrow at certifit. I already have the 06 grill though but when I bought it I didnt realize it was textured and not smooth and I want to paint to match. So my question is should I just go ahead and just primer and paint the textured grille and it will look fine or should I go ahead and get the smooth one?
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I would think it might look terrible if it were textured. IMO. If you can get a smooth one, I think it will look a lot cleaner, so I'd go with that.
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Ok, hopefully certifit will have one in stock...
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post lots a pic's.
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cant take a minute and sand what u have, its just plastic. unless a new smooth one would cost less then supplys
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post lots a pic's.
i'll make another thread when its done. I have money for the parts now, but next check ill have money to have all of it painted, my powerdome needs to be painted too...



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cant take a minute and sand what u have, its just plastic. unless a new smooth one would cost less then supplys
I guess I can do that, I just wanna make sure it looks right...I'll have to see tomorrow how much certifit has them for, their online catalog is down so i cant check online
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If you could sand all the texture off of it, then maybe you could use a primer to kinda fill in the rough spots to make it look smooth, then paint over with the color matching paint. Lotta work, but if it's cheaper than buying a smooth grille, then maybe would be worth a shot. Might use a coarse(r) grit sand paper to start, then a fine grit paper to finish so it's not so rough. Never really sanded plastic... no idea how well it'll work.
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well sanding it will be...certifit had none in stock and from what ive seen on sites, the smooth finished grilles are about $130-$150, and the texture is $50, so im definatley gonna sand it down
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Does all new front end parts include the bumper? I have a certifit bumper and it seems to be made of pretty crappy metal. I get a lot of surface rust during the winter months.
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Yeah the Certifit stuff is definitely not OEM quality. I didn't have any issues with rust on mine though, you guys probably get a lot more salt on the roads than we do.
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the bumper is from the junkyard..certifit didnt have any...i got the valance, header panel, and 06 mirrors from certifit
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