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    Im thinking about painting my grille black but was wondering if anyone could tell me if it was difficult to remove the grille?... and also the materials and process they used to do this.

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    what year is your truck?

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    mines a 06 and it was cake you take off the shrowd thing and the grill assembly pops right off

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    i have an 04 and there is only 6 clips that hold it in place 4 clips for the center of the grill and 2 clips at the ends of the grill post pics of it when done painting

    2004 1500 silverado z71
    3inch lift 33inch bfg at ta ko
    flowmaster eghaust intake
    smoke third brake light and tail light
    15% tint on front windows
    and system

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    lets put it this way, if you cant get your grille off in ten minutes, you should be slapped... i had never taken anything apart on my truck when i did my inserts, and it took me 3 hours to remove my grille, push guard, polish the guard, take out the factory inserts, install the new ones, and reassemble it all. maybe it was luck, but its soo easy
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
    extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
    reman tranny @ 130k miles

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    lol if u can't get it off in less than a minute u have problems lol. 1st undo the four retainers on the core support cover, unbolt the 10mm bolt in the center, then there are 4 "clips" on four corners of the grille which just need to turn half way with a phillips. finally the grille is held on by 2 snap in clamp thingys on the fender. really easy man

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    Has anybody painted over the chrome on the grilles? I want to get rid of the chrome bar on my '05 but never had luck painted chrome grilles in the past.
    2005 Silverado Crew Cab 5.3l 4WD

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    ive done it on my 2008... you just need to sand the hell out of the chrome (i did it by hand)
    and then prime, paint and clear coat...
    2008 NBS Silverado Z85

    4.8 V8
    -8000k HIDS
    -AVS Bugflector II
    -20% tint all around
    -17x9 Moto Metal 951
    -Rough Country 2'' Leveling Kit
    -Putco Window Visors
    -Blacked out headlights (courtesy of JAKD-UP)
    -285/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrains (minimal rubbing still) :grrrrrr:
    -Blacked out grille and both bumpers
    -Smoked taillights
    -Blue interior dome lights

    "A work in progress is something every man should have"

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    Great, I thought that might be the case. I bought a plain grille for a Dodge truck that I had and it was painted by a body shop. Turned out great.

    But before that I tried to paint over the factory chrome grille and it was a disaster.

    I'll sand and prep this one and shoot it dark blue like the truck.


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