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      07-02-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by lifo View Post

I just did this project. I started off with the foam, sponge and a small paint brush and no matter what I did it looked like crap. The texture left by the brushes, foam, sponges I tried just really looked like garbage. Here is what I did after giving up on the hand painting.

Pull the center piece out. It is very easy to get out. Pop it off tabs and you can manipulate this piece out the front of the spoiler. Spray this piece off the car. Then I taped off the sides and sprayed the side 2 grills on the car. Before taping and spraying the grills push them back a little bit so you have more room to tape. I put tape all over the place just to be safe and for over spray. But these spray cans have a very small radius and I barely got any paint on the tape.

I wish I would have tried this method first, it would have saved me a lot of time.

By the way I used this same paint.

Can you elaborate a bit on getting the center grill out? You don't have to take the bumper off to get it out and put it back on? TIA!