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Old 03-17-2012, 10:10 PM
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Trying my hand at some painting...

...turned out pretty decent!

I bought a used grille, wet-sanded it and painted it with MOPAR rattle can. After 2 coats, I used an acrylic lacquer clear (2 coats) and will hit it with some compound and polish maybe tomorrow night. I think I'm going to like this more than the stock chrome grille



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Old 03-17-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

I think it'll look pretty good after it's finished
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:04 AM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Lookin' Fine! Is there anything you can't do?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:00 AM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Great job!
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

looking good. can't wait to see finished/installed
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:22 PM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Damn! Looks great.. I'm doing my new one body color also... And I'm doing the limited conversion(color matched cladding and bumpers) hope mine turns put that good too
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:57 PM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Thanks guys! Here is a close up after some wet sanding and Meguiars Ultimate Compound....

I might hit it once more with a light sanding, and polish it up again. I need to run out and find some good silver paint for the inner part. Hopefully I'll have it all bolted up before the weekend.

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Old 03-18-2012, 05:58 PM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

It think this will look a lot better than the chrome Tony. You thought about doing the lower chrome section on your bumper too?
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Yeah, I stood it up in front of my current chrome grille and like it a lot better too. I do need to do something with that lower "skid" now too...and perhaps the chrome tow hooks. Next on my list is to look around for some pics of 04's with color matched lower facia.
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

As much as I hate Chrome, tony I think you should leave the skid and tow hooks Chrome.. it looks good and is gonna pop with that color matched grille... But if u wanna trade your Chrome tow hooks for my black tow hooks I'm your guy lol
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Looks great Tony, can't wait to see it on the Jeep!
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