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Unread 10-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #46
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Painted the top of the front fenders also. Planning on doing the windshield surround soon.

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Unread 10-28-2011, 10:48 PM   #47
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Why remove it? Tape it, sand it (red scotchbrite), put news paper or card board between the grill and radiator and spray it. You can back out the fender bolts if you wish and don't forget to remove the head light bezels and paint them too.
Im looking to paint my grill. Are you saying, all you need to do for prep is scuff it up with a red scotchbrite? Tape it and spray it? Sounds to easy.

Thanks in advance for any help, Im looking for prep help,

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Unread 10-29-2011, 03:09 AM   #48
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Im looking to paint my grill. Are you saying, all you need to do for prep is scuff it up with a red scotchbrite? Tape it and spray it? Sounds to easy.

Thanks in advance for any help, Im looking for prep help,

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I'm looking to do this also. Seems like a lot of examples are using a flatter paint. Is flat or a semi-gloss better? And what brands work well? I figured I would use a primer first or is that even necessary?

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Unread 10-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #49
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I just painted my whole jeep a few months ago, I went with semi-gloss because it seems like it cleans up easier. flat tends to leave mud or mud stains in the paint, krylon fusion has always worked well for me when it comes to spray paint. However when I painted mine I did the whole jeep with Aervoe spray cans
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Unread 11-13-2011, 09:40 PM   #50
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I finally took advantage of some nice weather and painted my grill
Came out great, I love the look. Also added some tow hooks.





Thanks for all the help, guys and gals. Next will be the bumbers and fender flares.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:53 PM   #51
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I finally took advantage of some nice weather and painted my grill
Came out great, I love the look. Also added some tow hooks.





Thanks for all the help, guys and gals. Next will be the bumbers and fender flares.
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Nicely done. How many coats did you do?
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Unread 11-14-2011, 12:46 AM   #52
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Did some one say black grills!

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Unread 11-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #53
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I simply painted the chrome grille overlay that came on mine....took all of two coats, and isn't the best job I've ever done...but I hated the chrome:
What paint did you use and how did you prep? I have a chrome overlay on my YJ that is bugging me, along with many other chrome additions the last owner added.
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Unread 11-14-2011, 02:14 AM   #54
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What paint did you use and how did you prep? I have a chrome overlay on my YJ that is bugging me, along with many other chrome additions the last owner added.
that's a great idea, cuz you can take it off and still have the original paint job can't you?... maybe i'd do that
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Unread 11-14-2011, 12:37 PM   #55
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Nicely done. How many coats did you do?
Thanks, I hit it with 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of bedliner. Im not much of a painter. I love the bedliner, the texture hides mistakes well. I painted my mirror brackets as well.

I did what coinpurse said to do. Just scuffed it with a red scotchbrite pad then wiped it down with mineral spirits then some soap and water. Taped it off and sprayed it.

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Unread 11-15-2011, 01:08 AM   #56
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I like the front style of your jeep.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 02:34 AM   #57
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Thanks, I hit it with 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of bedliner. Im not much of a painter. I love the bedliner, the texture hides mistakes well. I painted my mirror brackets as well.

I did what coinpurse said to do. Just scuffed it with a red scotchbrite pad then wiped it down with mineral spirits then some soap and water. Taped it off and sprayed it.

Jake
Thank you so much! I know what I'm doing Friday!!
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Unread 11-15-2011, 03:00 AM   #58
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i can honestly say that I have never seen anyone paint just their grill black until this thread
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Unread 11-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #59
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Anybody have any pics of their XJ's? I'm thinking about painting just the middle grill insert black but leaving the headlight bezels the body color.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #60
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Thank you so much! I know what I'm doing Friday!!
Cool, be sure to post the pics
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