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Old 07-17-2010, 07:29 AM
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Default Anyone ever paint the factory grille? PICS

I was toying with the idea of painting the black plastic grille, but i dont know whether to paint the honeycombs the body color, or to paint the vertical's the body color.
I was thinking of painting either the honeycombs red or the black plastic parts red to match, i know STL did a street scene grille on this factory grille, any idea

I have this grille-
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:46 AM
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Would not paint the honey combo part red

I love red but it would be to much

The vertical bars would not look to bad.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:47 AM
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Yeah thats what i was thinking, what are some alternatives? im sick of the plasticy-looking grille with two different honeycomb sizes. On my last car i made my own grille out of diamond mesh at homedepot, anyone ever do that?
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:52 AM
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Here is kinda like what you were talking about. I had this before the street scene grille inserts.



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Old 07-17-2010, 08:03 AM
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the vertical bars and surround would look pretty good body color matched.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:15 AM
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Here's what i did, I know its not the same grille but it may help:

I painted the honeycomb gloss black and I painted the surface that the emblem mounts to red

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Old 07-17-2010, 01:53 PM
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Stl, how did u accomplish the grille before the street scene grille? just bought the material, dremeled out the old honeycomb? Looks like there would have to be some serious sanding after removing the old honeycomb...
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:58 PM
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it just layed over the top. It covered it very well. Had to be up close to tell

I used zip ties to hold it on. I had to drill little holes for the side pieces so I could zip tie it on. Same for the foglight areas.

I bought it from a member on a ranger forum just dont recall who it was.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:11 PM
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that is crazy, you cant even tell. I made a grille for my legacy by cutting out the old, and wrapping with new material....
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I'm thinking of painting my grille to match my truck? harvest gold. Anyone done that yet? Do you think it will look OK?
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maybe paint honeycomb black and the verticals red
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