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Thread: Painting the grill
09-02-2008, 04:16 PM #1
Painting the grill
I want to paint the grill on my truck black, has anyone done this? i know its "chrome" but it is just a coating on plastic so ......99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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09-02-2008, 05:25 PM #2
Have done it with a non-gm vehicle that rhymes with "keep".
Took the front grill of the vehicle and gave it a really good cleaning with soap and hot water making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies.
After the cleaning I took to the grill with a scrub pad to scuff the surface.
Cleaned the entire thing with a quick alcohol swabbing with a clean cloth.
Tack cloth right before getting to the paint.
I actually went and did a little overkill to make sure the paint lasted a long time by spraying on a thin coat of Bulldog adhesive promoter.
Did the paint and as far as I know the paint and finish are still holding up after several years.
Keep in mind none of the surfaces were chrome (though I don't think this should matter if you prep the surface correctly).
Is that what you were asking?
09-02-2008, 05:34 PM #3
Pretty much! But like I said its not real chrome on the grill its just a coating of some kind, so i think that if I get it scuffed well and primed that it shouldnt be a problem
09-02-2008, 06:02 PM #4
Yep! I don't think it should affect the paint adhesion at all. If you can spare a few bucks I'd grab a can of the Bulldog stuff. Good stuff IMO
09-05-2008, 04:56 PM #5
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Hummm... I was thinkign about doing this exact same thing this weekend.. my stock grill is not chrome just that grey plastic junk.. going flat black . why is it that prep always takes 3x longer than painting .. lol. anyways if i do it im going to post some photos ..Jason * So Cal
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09-05-2008, 05:45 PM #6
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