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So a while ago I had wanted a chrome look in the front of my TJ. I have since changed my mind and want to go all black and yellow. (the song influenced me) I have looked around and seen several people have painted the grill inserts, but haven't found too much on painting the headlight inserts. I guess my question is what is a good paint to use? Is there any paint around that may have a slight texture to it, short of some rhino liner type spray, and how difficult is it to paint the headlight inserts? Thanks for any input guys.

The chrome hood latches are next to go, as soon as I accumulate 15 posts I will be posting them for trade (back to stock black, as I gave mine to a friend after chrome install) in the forum so if your interested keep an eye out for that.

 

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Try to scuff it up with scotch bright and use rubberized under body spray ... all auto shops have it ....you could do that and protect the under body of your jeep with the same can ... mostly ...lol
 

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As mentioned above, Rustoleum has a Spray Paint that has the nice texture to it. It's for touch up of Bed Liners, and is called just that, Bed liner. 16oz Spray Can, and I'd think two would do both your Inserts and Bezels with 3 light coats. It's very durable, and look Great. There are some Threads with Photos of finished projects with it's use on Rims, Fender Flairs, Grills, Bumpers, and even entire Tops. Try doing a search and check them out. Really Sharp Looking. OH, and the Paint DOES HAVE UV protection, so fadeing is next to none. HERE'S THREE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/ha...and-running-out-of-stuff-to-spray-136382.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/bed-liner-on-stock-wheels-101764.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/painted-rims-130719.html
 

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As mentioned above, Rustoleum has a Spray Paint that has the nice texture to it. It's for touch up of Bed Liners, and is called just that, Bed liner. 16oz Spray Can, and I'd think two would do both your Inserts and Bezels with 3 light coats. It's very durable, and look Great. There are some Threads with Photos of finished projects with it's use on Rims, Fender Flairs, Grills, Bumpers, and even entire Tops. Try doing a search and check them out. Really Sharp Looking. OH, and the Paint DOES HAVE UV protection, so fadeing is next to none. HERE'S THREE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/ha...and-running-out-of-stuff-to-spray-136382.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/bed-liner-on-stock-wheels-101764.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/painted-rims-130719.html
Thanks a lot. These are perfect and have inspired me to paint the windshield and door brackets while im at it. Maybe even coat these Warn bumpers that have faded ever so nicely on me.
 

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I JUST painted my grill and bezels 3 days ago. I had a stupid black grille cover on before.
And while i was at it i painted my tow hooks...and entry guards... both sides... and for the back.... and my tail lights.... Bedliner is some addicting stuff!!
 

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I bedlined my front bumper and light bar a while back. It still looks good. I painted my headlight bezels body color to blend a unicolor look. The grill/headlight bezels looks pretty cool all one color.
 

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Is there any paint around that may have a slight texture to it, short of some rhino liner type spray, and how difficult is it to paint the headlight inserts?
Rust-Oleum make a Wrinkle finish black.
Easy to paint, pull them off, scuff them a little with sand paper, then shoot them.
 

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did mine a long time ago with plasti-dip:hide:..hahaa. No peeling or fading though. Just scuffed em with 2000 and wiped em down.
 

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I wouldn't touch the light bezels with anything but a grey scotch bright to prep them. the billet aluminum (assuming their aluminum) grille inserts a red scotch bright. There's a adhesion promoter called bulldog out there that works great. Go to your local auto body shop and they should have an automotive grade spray paint called trim black. it's flat black and sprays nice. as far as texture... my opinion is spray it smooth, looks more professional especially if your spraying a nice surface like aluminum, it might give it almost a anodized look to it.
 
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