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Old 01-19-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Blacked out chrome grill how-to

I started this today and it looks good so far so here it goes.

I have pics of everything.

So, you want to get that chrome grill outa there but don't want a huge hole in the front of your car? There is an easy replacement for your troubles...and it is called Rust Oleum! So...here's the stuff you need:

1. The grill in pieces off of the black piece
2. 1 can of Rust Oleum spray paint (you won't use even half of it)
3. I you still want your "H" emblem to be visible you'll need a roll of masking tape and an X-Acto knife
4. Sand paper...I used some rough stuff intended for an eletric sander...
5. A towel and or roll of paper towels (to hold the pieces and not get crap all over you)
6. Newspaper to paint on
7. An area for it to dry
8. About 15 minutes to paint and a day or so for it to dry

Here's some pics:

overall stuff minus the knife and tape

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Final pic of grill on car is on page 3

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Old 01-19-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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grill with chrome on:
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:00 PM   #3
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...and without
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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now take the sand paper to the grill

here's it with the one side done...look at the difference...(DON'T go through the stuff...just rough it up)

***on the bottom piece it went all the way through due to the age of the grill...it didn't affect the paint after it was put on***
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:07 PM   #5
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continue that on both...

after that if you choose to have the emblem visible you will now need to whip out the tape and knife...apply the tape heavily then cut around it with the knife:
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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then paint...

little taps of paint works the best...then you can't overspray it...
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:11 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:15 PM   #8
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now...here's where I am and it looks really good: *look below*

Final product is on page 2!!!

btw: I used the flat black, 2 coats for the final product.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:31 PM   #9
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looks like... im doin mine, but prob wont be done till spring, cause its to cold out side to paint...
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:36 PM   #10
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Yeah, my CB7 is in the garage all winter so it's really no biggie. Because it's colder it will take longer to dry. It will look very nice imo.
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looks good, i recently repainted my chrome grille, but i did all the painting in my room... lol
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your room? man...you got some big balls, son.



I hope it turns out good...it looks like it will so far.
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i paint stuff in my room like daily... heh... repainted my grille a couple times (dont ask), door handles, grille mesh 2x... duplicolor is wonderful!!
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clearcoat will help protect the paint and give it a little more shine. i would recommend it if you dont wanna paint it over again everytime something hits your grill. a couple coats of clearcoat will protect it from getting chipped.

the first time i painted my grill i didnt use clearcoat and after a week or so of driving it had chips all over it.
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:00 PM   #15
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haha i did the same thing, looks good,exactly like mine i think
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how much shine will it make?

I like the flat look... but I don't want to paint it every week
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clear coat that bitch until you can see the shine of the dirt, mah man.. you needa get ur car blingin =p u dun wanna be flat looking, super shiney black is helllllla nice look . good diy tho..
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how much shine will it make?

I like the flat look... but I don't want to paint it every week
you can get a satin finish clear coat. it still leaves a pretty flat look while still protecting it.
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clearcoat will help protect the paint and give it a little more shine. i would recommend it if you dont wanna paint it over again everytime something hits your grill. a couple coats of clearcoat will protect it from getting chipped.

the first time i painted my grill i didnt use clearcoat and after a week or so of driving it had chips all over it.
hey frozen what kind of clear coat would be the best for the job, cuz mine is chipped liek crazy too
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hey frozen what kind of clear coat would be the best for the job, cuz mine is chipped liek crazy too
i don't think it really matters. i used krylon because krylon will always have a special place in my heart.
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