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Old 10-11-2013, 07:11 PM
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Default grill painted with linear

So I decided to try out painting the stock grill instead of just replacing it.

I believe its a giant decal that covers a plastic grill, but I didn't want to take the time to remove all that and just sanded it down.
Also I want to remove these non functional hood scoops that the previous owner put on, but will wait until I am ready to paint it. Anyways....

First thing I did was remove and sanded it down. I used some 40 grit first and then some 80. I think they use aluminum in the decal paint so it gave it a cool brushed aluminum look. Above you can kind see the near side sanded and far side untouched.

And this is fully sanded and taped up.

Once taped up I used 3 coats of duplicolor plastic adhesion promoter, waited about 20 minutes between coats.

Then I used duplicolor bed armor, spray can, and also did three coats.

I let it dry for an hour then used a box cutter to help remove the taped and get nice lines.

And for the honey comb billet I used three coats of black trim and bumper paint.

And done.

In the near future the bumpers will be replaced due to rust and the bumper covers will be done the same as the grill.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:27 PM
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Looks good!!! I like chrome, but the black makes the truck look that much better.
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