Painted my grille this w/e.

Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by Coolwheels05, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Coolwheels05

    Coolwheels05 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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?

    Before and after
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  2. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Great job...looks professional!!
     
  3. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Lookin' good!
     
  4. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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
     
  5. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Great job, looks really good!
     
  6. Coolwheels05

    Coolwheels05 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  7. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Looks great! Can't wait to see what you do next:great:
     
  8. Dukeschevy

    Dukeschevy Rockstar 100 Posts

    Oh yeah it looks much better, planning to do the same to my 88'. good job
     
  9. s5belford

    s5belford Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    looks great!

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

    brianj Rockstar

    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.
     

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