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Old 04-13-2010, 02:02 PM
C Jizzle C Jizzle is offline
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Default Painting billet grille

I wanna paint my billet grille black.... Its polished alluminum, and I just wanna know what I would have to do as far as preping it. And I was also wondering what kind of quality I would get out of a flat black rattle can. If the rattle can wont work to good im sure I can get to a spray gun at my buddys shop. Thanks for the help

Edit- So im going for the blacked out look incase you were wondering. But I want your all's opinion's aswell. You guys think i should stick with it the way it is? Or go black with the grille
? im getting black halo projector headlights so i think the grille will look good with them. And if i paint the grille black the chrome housing around it will be painted to match the color of my truck (silver) let me know what you all think
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:06 PM
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I painted one before with a rattle can

I cleaned it really good with paint prep wipes

I used adhesion promoter and then painted. I used a flat black
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Need some help

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I painted one before with a rattle can

I cleaned it really good with paint prep wipes

I used adhesion promoter and then painted. I used a flat black
was the quality good though?
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:48 PM
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Ya it looked good it lasted for a long time.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: Need some help

I say do it. I did mine flat black and couldn't be happier with my decision. And I've even got the color that goes worst with black, lol.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Need some help

That does look pretty clean. Me and my buddy decided to wait till i get these headlights to make a decision. Its either gonna make or break the truck.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: Painting billet grille

i painted mine black too. i used appliance epoxy paint and it gets chipped so i have to recoat every so often. good luck
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Painting billet grille

Engine enamel spray paint works well to make it glossy. if you didn't want it flat. It worked great for the wife's Murano.

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Old 04-15-2010, 03:59 AM
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Default Re: Painting billet grille

I believe that for anything aluminum a special primer is needed. When I last painted my aluminum boat we used a vinyl primer for proper adhesion and then painted over that and it stayed on.
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