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i would want it black since im going for the offroading look. im eventually going to get the 4x4 valance. do you guys think i should go with a billet or speed grille for the rugged off-road look. i think im going to start by painting my factory grille black. what kind of paint should i use?
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Right, but the ones on the STX's we're painted Argent Grey, and most said 4x4 in them, but i broke mine and that engraving was like another 50 bucks.
Your right, yes I do remember this STX edition now. Thanks for the reminder. Talking about these 93 models makes me feel kinda old. Its crazy to think next year my first truck will be 20 years old. Time flys.

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i think im going to start by painting my factory grille black. what kind of paint should i use?
What kinda paint to use on a plastic grill? Is it chrome plated at all?
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Your right, yes I do remember this STX edition now. Thanks for the reminder. Talking about these 93 models makes me feel kinda old. Its crazy to think next year my first truck will be 20 years old. Time flys.



What kinda paint to use on a plastic grill? Is it chrome plated at all?
yea, mine is 17.
i think the original grills are painted chrome.
You might be able to sand it all down or scuff it up and then hit it with some Krylon Fusion.
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street scene grille is too weak for off road, it it gets hit it will bend so fast and then it wont look good
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its just painted gray. not chrome plated. i think ill just pop it off and take some sandpaper to it then paint it. i think im going to go with the billet grille and put my emblem in the middle.
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ive noticed that most if not all of the billet grilles on ebay have the chrome moudling on top. would i have get one of these or could i just cut my own grille up so theres just the top part?
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Yes cutting is an option. Ussaully you can save a little money just buying the grill. The assembly grill and shell is good if you dont plan on keeping it.
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