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      04-20-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Need help on a front grill idea!

so i have this idea. instead of spending a lot of money to get my lower grills painted..... i think i might get some gloss spray paint and try that?
whatcha think?
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      04-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #2
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could work. i thought about it too, but i am worried about rock chips, so i just ordered the black matte plastic ones.
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I did the DIY. I used Matt black paint made for plastic.

Cost me 5 bucks. If it chips just repaint that area. I've had mine painted for over 5,000 miles including highway, and no rock chips at all.

The DIY:
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I did the DIY. I used Matt black paint made for plastic.

Cost me 5 bucks. If it chips just repaint that area. I've had mine painted for over 5,000 miles including highway, and no rock chips at all.

The DIY:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...62&postcount=7
thanks man. i need to try this......
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      04-20-2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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You could also spend a lot of money, and no time prepping and painting by picking up some factory black lower grills from a vendor.
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I painted mine, worked fine.
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No prepping needed. Just wipe it down clean and paint away.
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painted my 335 lower grills myself, just need to be careful thats all. the results came out really good
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I did the DIY. I used Matt black paint made for plastic.

Cost me 5 bucks. If it chips just repaint that area. I've had mine painted for over 5,000 miles including highway, and no rock chips at all.

The DIY:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...62&postcount=7
great post. THANKS!
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Just a tip:

-Use painters tape to mask off the bumper so you don't get paint on it.

-DO NOT SPRAY THE PAINT DIRECTLY TO THE GRILLS, Dab the paint on.
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I did this yesterday. It took me about 45 minutes most of which was spent carefully taping and using a detail brush to paint the inside edge of each little diamond where the paint didn't get as I dabbed it on.

I really like the results and it cost less than $10 for the paint, tape and detail brush.

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I would take the bumper off then spray the parts directly.
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