|06-28-2013 07:03 PM|
|lambsb||Anyone chopped their bumper?|
|06-25-2013 11:56 AM|
|pi55edoff||Plasti dip also offers a gloss coating. You can go from a low sheen to a high gloss depending in how many coats you add.|
|06-25-2013 10:59 AM|
|06-24-2013 07:07 PM|
|03Ruth||I left mine in place. I just slid some thin cardboard behind the radiator support bars, masked off the fenders with blue tape and newspaper and threw an old sheet over the engine. I figured it was easier to leave it in after I looked at how big of a pain it was going to be to take it out. I did take out the headlight bezels though. This is a pic after I took off the masking tape but you get the idea...|
|06-24-2013 06:42 PM|
|cjeezy||When you guys did your grill, did you remove it entirely when painting?|
|06-24-2013 06:18 PM|
I went with john deere blitz black to paint it. Took headlights out first.
Still trying to get bugs out the radiator screen though.
|06-24-2013 06:17 PM|
|06-24-2013 06:00 PM|
|lambsb||The bed liner goes on thick n textured so that's prolly how I got away with less grit paper. We prep bout everything at work (sign shop) with 120 but I use an automotive hvlp gun and a special acrylic polyurethane from ppg. Its much thicker than spray can. I used about 3 coats I guess on the grill. I like the way the stuff lays down though.|
|06-24-2013 05:18 PM|
For the others I just went over it with 330 or whatever after the 150 and they are looking good with no sign of the previous roughage
|06-24-2013 04:16 PM|
|Nothing but a jeep thing||
|06-24-2013 10:03 AM|
I got a grill from a blue jeep because mine was pretty beat up. I just spray bombed it with some gloss black.
|06-24-2013 09:31 AM|
|03Ruth||Here's a few pics...|
|06-23-2013 11:19 PM|
|06-23-2013 10:14 PM|
|06-23-2013 09:39 PM|
|06-23-2013 09:35 PM|
|06-23-2013 09:32 PM|
|03Ruth||Here's mine. I used rustoleum bed liner on the bumper, grill, and headlight bezels. The contrast between the shiny paint and the flat bedliner looks good in my opinion.|
|06-23-2013 08:50 PM|
|cjeezy||Ok makes sense. And bedliner is probably the best course of action. I now just have to decide if I'll be happy with a different shade of black on my grill (as compared to the shiny black paint on the rest of the Jeep).|
|06-23-2013 08:02 PM|
|lambsb||I'd use 120 or 220 grit or so. This stuff is textured anyway you just want it to bite in to the surface. I coated my bumper and frame, mirror brackets grill. Gonna do all hinges, fender flares, gas cap surround, and a blackout decal on my hood with the same stuff once I get my hood repainted. Then inside the tub.|
|06-23-2013 07:57 PM|
|06-23-2013 07:44 PM|
|06-23-2013 06:09 PM|
Here's hopefully a better pic. I like the dull look that's why I did it. Sorry about the bugs but they do scrub off. Next up the fender flares and step bars same way.
|06-23-2013 06:04 PM|
|Ckeene||Purchased mine w/o thinking that through. My dad pointed out the problem the painted grill could have. It is all shiny and new now, but will be interested in possible remedies that I could need in the future.|
|06-23-2013 05:57 PM|
Here's my TJ with Rustoleum bedliner from a spray can $9 at wal mart. Just took the bolts loose enough to tilt the grille forward and taped off behind. Removed the headlight rings and did them separate. Make sure to scuff it all good and clean with metal prep or thinner. I think it looks better in person than in pics. Two cans will do a long way several coats is best.
|06-23-2013 05:13 PM|
|06-23-2013 04:54 PM|
Any black TJ's with a painted grill?
I don't care about rock chicks too much, but with most of the miles on my jeep coming from the highway, my grill has gotten pretty beat up. I was thinking about using PlastiDip on it, but I'm thinking the dull black wouldn't match the rest of my Jeep too well. Any thoughts on what I can do (aside from taking it to a body shop and having it repainted)? Any pics from anyone who has repainted their black grill?