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    Master Mechanic Burden33's Avatar
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    Default painting my front grill silverado

    So guys im looking at painting my chrome grill white what do you guys think and is there any thing i should know before i start the project.
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    Sorry but I don't understand your question. You say "backing my chrome grill white". Do you mean painting the grill white? Look at Bathis (I think thats how he spells it) grill. Its all white and I think it looks good.

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    x2.....On what STB Above has mentioned, and In looking at the Picture, I see what looks to be a Wiring Connection below the Front Tow Hook on the driver-side, what does and/or that Connection for??


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    I bet thats a engine heater, Mike.

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    X2 Mike, thats an engine block heater, In California you wouldn't one of those lol!

    If you do paint it to match make sure you scuff the "chrome" real good, It will flake off if you don't do good prep work. There is an adhesion promoter called Bulldog, they sell it in any paint store and it's made for painting flexible plastics and chrome pieces. It also keeps from getting spider cracks in the clear coat.

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    Just sand good and use etching primer. It will look much better painted. Paint your bowtie black while you're at it.

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    Personally, I like the chrome but to each his own.
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    Or you could swap with someone that has a black work truck grill and paint that one.

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    Dont paint it...Have it Dipped in a white carbon fiber!

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    Ya sorry orginal post fixed. You guys are correct it is my block heater since it get down to -50 and below up here in northern canada. I love tge chrome look on my truck it just seem like a lot of chrome to me. Sstoner where is it i get white carbon fiber dip too

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