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Got the grille painted.

Finally got around to painting my billet grille black. I used a satin black Krylon spray bomb, and it turned out pretty well! It really shows what's in behind the grille now though... but I still like it better than the bare aluminum.

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And here's a before shot for comparison!

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Looks good man!
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Thanks! I'm thinking of taking the bug deflector off now... but it's hiding too many stone chips!
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5xxxxxxxxxxxx better
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wow, looks WAY better!
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yep wayyyyy better
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No leave the bug deflector on... You can barely notice it anyways. That grill looks a million times better now! Maybe paint everything behind it black? Might help hide it
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nice.
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Thanks guys. Everything behind it is actually already black. It just seems like it's more noticeable once the bars are painted!
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looks good man! Im thinkin bout doing it to mine. But my alummium insert is like a smaller honey comb idk how it would look.
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Looks way better.
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Much better!
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Looks good!
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Very Nice!
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but did you sand the grille at all before painting?
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All I did was scuff it with a scotchbrite pad. It held up for a year or so before I had to touch it up a bit! It wasn't bad... just a few stone chips.
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I spy: A JEEP!
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I spy: A JEEP!
Yea. He's got a pretty awesome XJ. There is a build thread for it on here.
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Yep that's my brother-in-laws XJ. That was back when it had a 3" lift, coil spacers and 31's. It now has a 6.5" BDS long arm kit.
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All I did was scuff it with a scotchbrite pad. It held up for a year or so before I had to touch it up a bit! It wasn't bad... just a few stone chips.
Alright thanks! Gonna do this soon I think!
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