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Old 05-09-2011
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painting my grille?

has anybody painted their grille black with some spray paint? if so whats the best kind to use
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I painted my 04-05 surround with duplicolor flat black and clearcoated it a couple of weeks ago, been to the carwash and its still on there
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did you scuff it up first?
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Yep, washed it with degreaser and rinsed it off. Then while it was still wet I sanded it with 600 grit sandpaper. Then wiped it off with alcohol, 3 coats of flat black and 3 clearcoats.

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Since it's plastic I would use Krylon Fusion personally. Flat or gloss.
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I agree with masteratarms93. Krylon fusion i think mines satin black. I took the bumper off painted it. Then painted the grille and bug shield while the bumper dried. I needed to let it dry for LONGER than i did, first rain chipped some paint off lol. So make sure you let it sit inside or covered up atleast 24 hrs then give it a second coat if possible. Then itl look good. Mine lloks pretty good for all the paints that chipped off originally
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well my dad got home and we went ahead and used a can he used on his jeep and it doesnt look bad, we had enough for the grille and front bumper, the back will have to come soon, maybe tomorrow
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Looks good
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thanks, it didnt look like i thought it would but ill get used to it whenever i finish it
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I would scuff the grill with a scotch brite or 400 Grit sand paper that you can grab from home depot, after scufffing/sanding the grille, wipe down with soapy water and dry, spray adhesion promoter for plastics (which gives a better bite for paint and usually comes in a rattle can ), and use a flat black spray can to paint. That should do it.
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another vote for krylon fusion! Its womderful. personal favorite is the 'satin' paint. not glossy but it aint flat
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Doesn't look too bad. Its really shiny compared to the rest of the truck. Give the truck a wax and it will look perfect!
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Id say finish the other part of the grille idk what its called but then itd be more balanced and may be the lil area under the headlights.
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Clean it properly with a degreaser than make is smooth to get the shiny feel after paint work..
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