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    Default Painted my grille this w/e.

    So I removed my grille this w/e and painted it. It had that textured finish, so I sanded the whole thing smooth. Then I sanded the chrome down to a dull finish, Primed it with a plastic adhesion promoter primer, put 3 coats of victory red (rattle can) and 3 coats of clear. Next w/e I'm gonna pull it off again and wet sand / buff it. I think it looks much better. What'cha think?

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    Last edited by Coolwheels05; 02-12-2010 at 02:04 PM.
    Red 05 Silverado. Ram-Air Hood w/custom paint. Cold Air Intake, Black 20" Wheels w/Polished Lip. Lowered 2" in rear, Tint, Custom Front Bumper, Flowmaster Dual Exhaust, Color Matched Grill w/Billet Inserts, Debadged Tailgate, Red LED Underdash Lighting, DDMTuning HID's - 8000k in lows & fogs. Smoked Foglights

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    Great job...looks professional!!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Lookin' good!

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

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    Looks great! I did the same thing to my '89.
    I had to argue with my wife and the paint guy that it would look cool - then we wacked a deer, and they all agreed I was right!

    Good job

    1999 Chevy K2500 Suburban 350
    K&N, reworked cai, Thrush cat-backs
    Vinyl, cranks, floor shift, and rear air!

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    Great job, looks really good!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    Thanks guys. I was / am considering painting the billet grille black. How do you think that would look? I kinda like taking an aftermarket piece and personalizing it as long as it looks good.

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see what you do next
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Oh yeah it looks much better, planning to do the same to my 88'. good job
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    looks great!

    I'm not sure I'd paint the billit grill but it's you're call.


    2009 Silverado LT1: All Star Edition
    5.3 Liter V8 4x4

    Locking Rear Differential
    3.73 Rear Axle
    Fog Lamps
    Factory Remote Start
    Locking Tailgate
    20" Wheels

    Rear Wheel House Liners
    Molded Mud Flaps
    Stainless Nurf Bars
    Driver Information Center
    20% Tinted Windows
    Low Profile Diamond Plate Tool Box
    GM Bed Liner
    Silver Birch Metallic Mirror Covers
    Silver Birch Metallic Vent Visors
    Flowmaster Super 40 (knock off)
    20" Wheels
    Bed Rail Protectors
    Extang Tonneau Cover

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    I was thinking of doing something similar, but I have had no luck with plastic paints. Looks like it worked for you. Looks good. The billet , however, may be overkill.
    1995 chevy 2500:fighting0040:
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    1946 ford
    1931 model a
    1975 H.D. sportster
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