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Old 01-22-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
Justinr666
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Originally Posted by Duhamel View Post
Baldurs,

Did you remove the grille from the full piece with the honeycomb/mesh part? As in, you only had the part with the two bars and logo to tend with? Just asking. All I used was cheap grey primer, 3 coats, and Dupli-color black, 3 coats, and put each coat on while the other was slightly tacky (5-10 minutes), which was after sanding the entire surface with 360 grit and wiping it with a tack/tacky cloth. The only issue is re-attaching the grille. I had to use 3m double-sided "tape". You can easily see the bolt that holds the logo on when you have it separated from the honeycomb/mesh part.

Mine's held up for over 8,000 miles/12,000 kms with barely any chipping, and it was chrome to begin with.

Edit - I also prepped and painted my fog bezels and chrome accent rings with the same process and color, which is holding up even better than the grille. I can't stand the flat black plastic crap.
you do need to separate the grill to do that... i took my logo off
o paint the grill while leaving the honey comb on. so its not necessary to remove it to take the logo off
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