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Old 04-29-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Painting front grill

I'd like to paint my front grill with Bedliner, now my question is should I sand off the original paint first or just spray over? Most videos and threads iv read some have sanded and others did not, what would you guys do?

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Old 04-29-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Sanding all of the paint may be a little overkill, but at the very least I would suggest scuffing it on up

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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The rule of thumb with painting is: clean, dull, dry. That said, I painted my chrome mirrors and only cleaned them. Used spray on bedliner and it looks like a factory plastic mirror. It definitely isn't coming off.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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So your saying?
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
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Anytime you dealing with any type of paint, prep is key to a great outcome.
Bed liners require at least scuffing... I suggest you use plastidip instead. I used on my grill and after almost a year as DD its holding up pretty good. Good thing about it is if you decide to sell it down the road or get bored of that black grill you can peel it off.
Also I used Herculiner on my previous F-150 bed and after 2 yrs it went from a black to grey. So thats another thing to think about. Good luck.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:34 PM   #6
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Anytime you dealing with any type of paint, prep is key to a great outcome. Bed liners require at least scuffing... I suggest you use plastidip instead. I used on my grill and after almost a year as DD its holding up pretty good. Good thing about it is if you decide to sell it down the road or get bored of that black grill you can peel it off. Also I used Herculiner on my previous F-150 bed and after 2 yrs it went from a black to grey. So thats another thing to think about. Good luck.
Awesome thanks for the advice, I had thought of plastidip but didn't realize you can peal it off. I'll definitely go with that one! I love the black grill look for some reason, and if I can do it myself that makes it that much better!!
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:10 PM   #7
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Its kind of dark but thats my grill with plastidip
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:45 AM   #8
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I like it thanks man, adding it to my list

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