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2resa 07-12-2013 12:13 PM

Painted grille question
 
For those that DIY, what did you use to paint the front grille? I looked at the Rustoleum truck bed liner, but it's rated for under 200 degrees. Not sure how hot the grille gets. Also, not interested in plastidip.

RB-10rubicon 07-12-2013 12:22 PM

You should be fine the grill doesnt get hot .i just did mine to see how it looks .and i like it .(plastidip) if i decide to make it permanent i would use the rusto bedliner also

JeepJitters 07-12-2013 12:24 PM

Hub to be just bed lined his grill and it looks incredible! Also, the bugs just wipe right off!

StarBrite 07-12-2013 04:17 PM

We used regular rustoleum spray paint, finished off with three coats of rustoleum car clear coat. It turned out great and matches out spiderweb shade. :D

Bensquire66 07-12-2013 10:50 PM

I used the Rustoleum bedliner. Looks awesome and cleans up well. Had to powerwash all the bugs and mud off the grille with no problems.

2resa 07-13-2013 06:39 PM

Going with the rustoleum. Thanks for the input. Got a used grille off CL and will try it out. Hubby wasn't too keen on spraying the original grille.

Bensquire66 07-13-2013 07:03 PM

Good idea buying a used grille off of CL. That is exactly what we did. Bought a new, never installed, grille for $40 and used the bed liner to color it black and gutter screen for the inserts. The original flame red grille now hangs on my son's bedroom wall.

Enjoy!

RB-10rubicon 07-14-2013 12:10 PM

40 bucks .thats a steal im going to keep checking Cl

Seeuoffroad 07-14-2013 02:16 PM

Took my grille into Line-X they sprayed it for $50 looks flipping great everything wipes right off.

Jstraw 07-14-2013 03:28 PM

How does the plasti dip stand up to bugs and grit?

_3m 07-14-2013 03:48 PM

I've had mine on 2 years and its held u wonderful

2resa 07-23-2013 12:30 PM

Went the rustoleum route and I'm not too thrilled with the outcome. It's not as smooth as I'd like (not referring to texture). Some parts seem darker than others. I used a whole can and went over it several times to try to even it out. Glad I did it to a used grille bought off of CL and not the stock grille.


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