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DIY: Black Lower Grills! (INTERCOOLER OVERSPRAY FIX!!)
Published by D.yi
02-19-2010
DIY: Black Lower Grills! (INTERCOOLER OVERSPRAY FIX!!)

What you need:
1 Can of Plastidip
1 roll of blue Painters tape
Paper to make the overspray
3 regular sized balloons

I know there are plenty of DIY for painting the lower grills however i could not find a solution for solving the overspray on the intercooler. it has always been "be careful and stay further back". im not sure if this i am the first to think of this but here you go anyways.

The pictures are pretty self explanatory.

steps:
1. clean the area
2. mask off the grills
3. add the overspray protection
4. stick 3 balloons in the center grill and blow them up until they cover the area in front of the intercooler. tie off the neck and tuck the neck of the balloon behind the mesh.
5. shake can and spray (many thin coats are better than a think one)
DONT OVER APPLY!!

wait for it to dry

6. slowly deflate the balloons by cutting a small slit into the neck of the balloon.
7. pull out the balloons and unmask carefully. ( i used a knife and ran along the masking tape and the glue just incase they were to adhere to each other.

ENJOY!!

Sorry i didnt get a FINISHED product picture lol... ill post one up ASAP!
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By D.yi on 02-19-2010, 09:23 PM
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RESERVED FOR FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURE!!

All the pictures were taken with an IPHONE so sorry for the quality!

hope this helps you guys!
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By stevenqdz on 02-19-2010, 09:49 PM
nice job with the balloons lol
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By BMWjames on 02-19-2010, 10:32 PM
wow, the balloons are a great idea!
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By D.yi on 02-19-2010, 10:39 PM
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thanks
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By shoes on 02-20-2010, 12:42 AM
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That's the greatest thing I've ever seen!
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By Synergy 69 on 02-20-2010, 11:00 AM
great job! isn't just as easy to remove the front bumper?
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By E90330iS on 02-21-2010, 10:09 PM
cool lol
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By D.yi on 02-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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great job! isn't just as easy to remove the front bumper?
haha see the DIY for bumper removal. putting balloons in 5 mins. taking taking bumper off 30 min+.
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By A1rjrdn23 on 03-11-2010, 03:06 AM
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you smart mother clucker, thanks for this.
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By Belarus on 03-11-2010, 04:47 AM
Thinking out of the box !!!
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By D.yi on 03-11-2010, 10:48 AM
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Thinking out of the box !!!
haha thanks hope this helps!
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By SpaceSaddle335 on 03-12-2010, 11:57 AM
Good idea!!!
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By Dackz on 03-17-2010, 09:56 PM
I hand painted mine with plastic spray paint using artists brushes and such...took me some time but looks great.

I saw this when I was about to do mine, but I think the neighbors woulda thought I looked weird giving my engine a 'bj' LOL haha.....great idea though!! End result = how it should have been stock.
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By jbake on 03-17-2010, 10:09 PM
genius!
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By Mr.Yi on 03-18-2010, 02:47 AM
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I hand painted mine with plastic spray paint using artists brushes and such...took me some time but looks great.

I saw this when I was about to do mine, but I think the neighbors woulda thought I looked weird giving my engine a 'bj' LOL haha.....great idea though!! End result = how it should have been stock.
yeah i was going to hand brush but people were saying it doesnt come out as smooth as spraying it. this worked great! +1 this is how it should of been to begin with.
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By E92NV on 03-18-2010, 01:00 PM
lol thats funny as hell but its freakin brilliant!
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By k3silk on 04-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Great Idea I was going to take my bumper off just to spray those thanks for the idea Im going to buy some plastic black paint tomorrow
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By Fedorov on 05-17-2010, 04:57 PM
Just to make sure.. On the drivers side intake one of the two intakes is blocked..( Hope you know what I mean). Was this the same for you? In the pictures, from what I can tell, the left and right intake are both "fully open" on your car... I don't think I can squeeze in a balloon between the plastic behind the mesh and the mesh itself...may have to let the plastic behind it get painted too...
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By bavboym3 on 05-18-2010, 08:16 AM
This is hailarious, and amazing at the same time. LOL
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By michael1284 on 06-18-2010, 05:43 PM
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just wanna say thanks for your ingenious idea haha..did mine today using same method. painted the middle of the kidneys too!

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By ZombiE92 on 06-22-2010, 06:13 PM
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that looks great. very creative. what's the best kind of plastic spray paint to use?
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