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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:52 PM   #16
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I painted mine using regular flat black spray paint. Actually I think it was that special stuff that is supposed to stick to plastic better. The only prep I did was a light sanding. Worked great for several years. At least until the grill was smashed this winter in an accident. Just a heads up, if you're looking for just black, you'd probably be better off buying one. I got mine from www.partsgeek.com for 20 bucks.

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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:55 PM   #17
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I painted mine using regular flat black spray paint. Actually I think it was that special stuff that is supposed to stick to plastic better. The only prep I did was a light sanding. Worked great for several years. At least until the grill was smashed this winter in an accident. Just a heads up, if you're looking for just black, you'd probably be better off buying one. I got mine from www.partsgeek.com for 20 bucks.
Oh, I know that I can buy it for like $20. This gives me something to do

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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #18
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Wipe the chrome as in wipe it with a cleaning/prepping solution like mineral oil and then washed it off (prepped it for paint)?
No...wiped the chrome as in using dry cloth with no washing or prepping...then put some newspaper on the ground to protect from the snow, placed the grille on the newspaper and sprayed it....
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Unread 05-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #19
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I scuffed my "chrome" on my grille then primed and painted. The only place where its chipping is where a big rock hit it, that rock also hit my windshield.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #20
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I cleaned it, scuffed it really good with 600 grit sandpaper, wiped it down with mineral spirits, and hit it with satin black. Looks great.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:12 PM   #21
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I used the "bedarmor" bedliner spray from autozone took about 1/3 of a can to do the grill, I just lightly sanded the chrome plastic and sprayed it with a couple of light small coats, let dry, and then did a couple medium coats, and that stuff ain't coming off lol even power washed it the other day and still held up!
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #22
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Here's mine
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Unread 09-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #23
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Unread 09-10-2013, 08:53 AM   #24
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i painted my ZJ like a wk2 trailhawk. did the grill grey with red mesh inserts. ill try to remember to get a picture tomorrow
Pictures!!! I might paint the little fins in-between the slots red.

I would say peel the chrome stuff off, sand, clean, prime, paint.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #25
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I sanded my chrome down with 600 grit to get a good surface, then used Krylon Fusion satin black. Created the mesh inserts from gutter guard from Home Depot.



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Unread 09-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #26
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I sanded my chrome down with 600 grit to get a good surface, then used Krylon Fusion satin black. Created the mesh inserts from gutter guard from Home Depot.

I like the looks of that. Have any full body shots?
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Unread 09-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #27
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Scuffed mine up first, cleaned well with degreaser, then put around 4 coats of Krylon Fusion satin black on it.
Worked great. No scratches or peeling yet.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #28
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I like the looks of that. Have any full body shots?

Yep....... Here he is.... Partially done.

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Unread 09-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #29
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Yep....... Here he is.... Partially done.
I like how that looks. I haven't done my cladding or bumpers yet, and I was debating whether to keep them grey, but now I think I'll do satin black to match my grille. I'm guessing you used Fusion for that, too?
Oh, and did you paint the mirrors and handles as well? Mine are starting to turn white.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 11:41 PM   #30
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I like how that looks. I haven't done my cladding or bumpers yet, and I was debating whether to keep them grey, but now I think I'll do satin black to match my grille. I'm guessing you used Fusion for that, too?
Oh, and did you paint the mirrors and handles as well? Mine are starting to turn white.
No. They are actually in great shape, and didn't need to be touched up. Yes, I used Fusion all around. Removed the front bumper cover, but that was it. Taped everything else off and cleaned with mineral spirits, then roughed up gently with 400 grain paper. Only needed 2 coats and it looks great.

Here is my thread about it.

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