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Old 07-10-2018, 09:04 AM
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Question DIY Grille Paint?

Just wanted to see who has DIY'd their front grille. I have an SRT6 and the paint could use a touch up. What colors have you used? What did you use to prep the surface? What kind of paint and how was it applied? Did you leave the silver accents on?


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Old 07-11-2018, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Semaj_1 View Post
Just wanted to see who has DIY'd their front grille. I have an SRT6 and the paint could use a touch up. What colors have you used? What did you use to prep the surface? What kind of paint and how was it applied? Did you leave the silver accents on?


Thanks!!
Semaj_1
I completed a redue of a stock upper grille for another member, Billto in Massachusetts. I did the following steps: 1) removed the silver straps; 2) scuffed the surface of each slat; 3) Taped off the black plastic at the top of the grille; 4) Painted the grille with a dark argent paint (from Totally Auto, from the '70/'71 Cuda grille, heavy glitter); Added 3/8" chrome, stick on in place of the gray end pieces, to add additional bling to the grille. The "new" grille looked much better than the original grille finish, IMO.
I'll look for some of the pictures that I sent Bill during the paint process.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Semaj_1 View Post
Just wanted to see who has DIY'd their front grille. I have an SRT6 and the paint could use a touch up. What colors have you used? What did you use to prep the surface? What kind of paint and how was it applied? Did you leave the silver accents on?


Thanks!!
DTMenace above, did a real nice job on the grille I have now. It came out BEAUTIFUL.
Bill T.
 

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Old 07-12-2018, 05:16 PM
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Some "after" photo's would be nice.

Jim
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:03 PM
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Some "after" photo's would be nice.

Jim
Jim
Sorry that I did not retain any of the pictures of the completed grille that Billto purchased from me earlier this year. If Billto reads this thread, he may respond with detailed photos of the completed grille.
Sorry.....
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:18 PM
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Come on Bill...photos...lets see that thing...lol

Hope your doing well!
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:09 PM
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Come on Bill...photos...lets see that thing...lol

Hope your doing well!
I am doing well Steve, thanks for asking. And you?
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Jim
Sorry that I did not retain any of the pictures of the completed grille that Billto purchased from me earlier this year. If Billto reads this thread, he may respond with detailed photos of the completed grille.
Sorry.....
Dennis
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I will try and get some pictures tomorrow. I took some when I got it from Dennis, But they
really didn't do the grille Justice. I will try again.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim Holian View Post
Some "after" photo's would be nice.

Jim
My Grille, Done by DTMenace:








 
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:38 AM
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Some "after" photo's would be nice.

Jim
Jim,
If you send me your email address I can send you pictures that you should be able to blow up and take a close look. By the way, those marks on the facia are reflections, not damage. One other thing, in case you are wondering, the lower grilles are billit aluminum, which I did not remove.
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Bill - The pictures you posted came thru fine. Looks very nice! Thank you for responding.

Jim
 
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