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DANGItsVictor 05-08-2013 08:13 PM

I PAINTED MY FRONT GRILL TODAY (before and after)
 
So today I painted my front grill black. I have been wanting to do it for a while now and I finally got around to it. I used 80, 120 and 220 grit sand paper to get the old paint off and give the paint something to stick to. I used Rust-oleum self etching primer (2 coats) then I sprayed it with Rust-oleum Matte Finish black (2 coats) sanding again lightly between coats.

I decided to take the grill off of my TJ to prep it because prep really is the most important part. (It was WAY more work than I thought it was going to be). If I were to do it again I would try to just mask everything off really well and keep the grill on the vehicle.

Anyways, if you have any questions just ask me. Thanks for looking.
Here is a before and after as well. (sorry for the poor lighting)

BEFORE...
[IMG]http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8f742941.jpg[/IMG]

AFTER...
[IMG]http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7c54f9c5.jpg[/IMG]

MIZFAN 05-08-2013 08:16 PM

Looks like the Green Lantern. Very nice.

DANGItsVictor 05-08-2013 08:21 PM

Haha, Thank you MIZFAN

blackrubi003 05-08-2013 08:24 PM

good job:thumb:

Jaxon1023 05-08-2013 09:00 PM

Looks great. I taped mine off along with front of the fenders and hood, scuffed and used rustoleum bed liner

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...n98/null-9.jpg

DANGItsVictor 05-08-2013 09:11 PM

Nice, that looks good man. Hows it holding up?

Kennyb28 05-08-2013 09:20 PM

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I can't wait o do that to mine....

Jaxon1023 05-08-2013 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DANGItsVictor (Post 3735587)
Nice, that looks good man. Hows it holding up?

Mines holding up awesome

khall7 05-08-2013 10:47 PM

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I think im gunna do mine too thats for the how-to. I just put a blackout on the hood i think the grille is next.

khall7 05-08-2013 10:47 PM

*Thanks

Kennyb28 05-21-2013 07:50 AM

Ya taking that GRILL OFF WAS A PROCESS!!! Didnt realize how many BOLTS CONNECTED THAT PIECE!!!!

Bullethead 05-21-2013 10:08 AM

Yea my only question to you is HOW THE HELL did you get the grill off?

after 2 weeks of working on it here and there I was left with just one bolt (I think) connecting the AC line to the front of the radiator. Couldn't get it off, I gave up.

If you were to make a walk through you'd be a theoretically rich man imo.

Huelsmma 05-21-2013 10:17 AM

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Did mine last weekend. Have to touch it up now that I did a BL and have bottom part of grill showing silver.

jeepjake711 05-21-2013 09:48 PM

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Looks good. Now you just need to paint the chrome bezels around the headlights. Nice work can't believe you actually took it out to paint. I never would have even attempted that.

DANGItsVictor 05-21-2013 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepjake711 (Post 3780146)
Looks good. Now you just need to paint the chrome bezels around the headlights. Nice work can't believe you actually took it out to paint. I never would have even attempted that.

My light bezels are already black

rawdawg44 05-23-2013 12:06 PM

jaxon urs looks awesome..going to do mine as well...is the process using the BL the same for the grill, fender flares, and wheels? clean with soap, scuff with sandpaper, tape it all off ( use card tick for wheels)? how many coats did u use and how long in between coats did u wait? can the same grit sandpaper be used on all? thanks!!

jeepjake711 05-23-2013 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DANGItsVictor (Post 3780298)

My light bezels are already black

My fault. Picture doesn't get that big on my phone. I love flat black rattle cans!!


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