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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2007, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Painted Grill

Has anyone paint their inside grill where its black plastic to match the color of the truck? IF they did do you have pictures and what paint should i use?



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You can use bumper paint. Get it at your local auto parts dealer. Take time masking off anything you don't want painted and make sure you use primer...of a contrasting color that your going to paint. (If your painting it white for example, use black primer.) I made this mistake. I primed in black and painted black. It makes it really hard to see what you've painted.

I didn't paint the inserts. I painted the whole grill flat black and it looks AWESOME!

Also make sure you clean the area to be painted REALLY good!


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Make sure your grille is really clean. I even took real fine sandpaper and made sure everything was smooth. Definitely prime the surface first. I used Rustoleum plastic primer. Then used regular spray paint.



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I did pretty much the same thing. Masked it off, sanded it down, cleaned it up and went to spraying.

Here is a little write up I did on mine. I did mine so I could put a billet grill in place and you would not beable to see the old stuff under the new. Turned out pretty nice if I do say so my self

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Make sure your grille is really clean. I even took real fine sandpaper and made sure everything was smooth. Definitely prime the surface first. I used Rustoleum plastic primer. Then used regular spray paint.


dang that is sharp lookin

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Thanks Stump!! Was pretty easy.

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I painter my grill, basically took it off the truck masked it off, scuffed all areas whereI wanted to paint, and then took my time painting it and made sure I had no runs or drips, and then re-installed it. Funny thing is, I get more complements about that painted grill than I can tell you, people really seem to notice it.

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Mine came from the factory painted in there :-x

A rock hit it and screwed it up, so I got an ALL chrome grill...

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