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Old 04-14-2010, 06:37 PM
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so im thinking about painting my chrome grill black as well as my valance (plastic part under bumper)

How to :

Grille : What grit? wet or dry?...high-build primer?..adhesion spray then paint?

Valance : same way as grille?
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:47 PM
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for the bumper clean very well and use krylon fusion paint
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:02 PM
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any clear coats?
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Advice : Painting grille and valance?? How To?

I did my valance like STL recommended in a satin black. Didn't clear, and it looks like a factory black molded valance. Can't say about the chrome to black grille though, good luck.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:10 AM
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Default Re: Advice : Painting grille and valance?? How To?

for the valence i just cleaned it up then sprayed it with krylon fusion for plastic. i don't know about the bumper though
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:33 AM
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spence thanks for posting this i was just about to ask what i would use to paint a grill. mines gray though and not chrome. hope everything works out with u
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:30 PM
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spence thanks for posting this i was just about to ask what i would use to paint a grill. mines gray though and not chrome. hope everything works out with u
Theres articles with how to's for your grille the honeycomb style but i havent found an article yet how to do mine its the chrome painted plastic with horizontal bars. If anyone has painted theirs please help
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Advice : Painting grille and valance?? How To?

for the valence i just washed it and sprayed with krylon fusion paint and the grille i sanded the chrome a little bit but if u do sand it for a while till it is really scuffed up....then wipe it down with alcohol dry it and spray away with krylon fusion paint ...i used a can of it on the grille
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Advice : Painting grille and valance?? How To?

Could you post a pic from you grill cuz i want to paint mine!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: Advice : Painting grille and valance?? How To?

I painted mine (and yes, it used to be chrome)...
All i did was scuff it with some green 3m scuff pad..
Then cleaned it with wax and grease remover...
Sprayed a little bit of adhesion promoter on it just to be safe... (this stuff works waaaay bettter when its warm/hot)

After that, i used my airbrush and some black paint that i made and sprayed it on.
After letting it dry (the stuff we use for work is fast drying), i wiped off the overspray with a tack cloth..
then clear coated it..!!
It turned out great but if your truck is stock height like mine, it'll get chips in it and look funny after awhile..

Now i repainted it with bedliner spray from rustoleum ( cuz the bedliner spray matches the flat black factory plastic color) and it has yet to chip..

I would post pics, but i have none from when i did it..
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