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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
jchilcot
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Paintable grill overlay?

My grill is in ok condition but im getting ready for a paint job and want to find an overlay since it does have some rust spots. I would like one that could be painted body color. I have the laredo stainless one that was on it. Has anyone painted one of these? A fiberglass overlay would be perfect but they dont seem to exist.

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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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You'd be better off holding on to that overlay you have (it's chrome, and depending on condition is worth $100-200), pulling your grill and painting it. It ain't that hard to do, if you can put a soft top on you can pull the grill.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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10-4 on the laredo overlay.

Can the grill part be removed without the whole radiator support? Or is it all one piece?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Here's what I did/is this what your talking about?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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That's cool but I just want it look like original.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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Wouldn't the painted grill cover above restrict cooling air? I would imagine in FL you need all the air flow you could get. My winch gets in the way and restricts air flow and I have to take it off in the Summer time. Just wondering.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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10-4 on the laredo overlay.

Can the grill part be removed without the whole radiator support? Or is it all one piece?
Nope, it's all one piece.
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