Originally Posted by AKbmw
did you use gloss of flat paint?
Dude, that mess up was from March of 2006.
I painted my grilles at first, as well. The paint chipped constantly, even with repeated sanding, and applications of clear coat. I finally gave in and bought the black out grilles on ebay. I am MUCH happier now. DIY is cool, but sometimes the ready-made is just easier and works out better in the long run.