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Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

I am thinking about changing the chrome grill on my silver GC WK2 to the black altitude grill. The cheaper option would be to plasti-dip the chrome grill to get a similar look. Which option would look visually better? Is it worth the extra money to get the altitude grill?


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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

Personally, I would just buy the grill. Too many mix reviews on how well the plasti dip will hold up with rock chips. I never used it before but with some thing will probably get hit with pebbles every time you drive on the highway I would just replace it and not have to worry about re spraying it. Just my opinion
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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

Altitude grills are silver?
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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

They are black and silver.

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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

Plastidip is okay for a temporary mod. It's a good way to "test" a look. If you plan on leaving it, I'd either paint the OEM inserts, or replace them. Painting chrome is a pain, but it can be done with a little effort. I've used PD before, and it's surprisingly durable for what it is. Don't expect it be as durable as paint, but PD should hold up on a grille for quite a while. I wouldn't expect it to last for years without a touch up, but you could probably get away with just doing a touch up every spring.
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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

It is very tedious, but I stripped all of the chrome off of mine (peeling piece by piece) and then hit it with an adhesion promoter, some brilliant black from the local PPG supplier, then I used glisten PC clear as it is supposed to be a very hard clear coat. I also sprayed a grill for my brothers Ram and used Oreillys Nason paint and that laid down very nice too. Looking back I would do it again but I have all the supplies, may not be worth the $330 a new grill costs.


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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

Instead of completely stripping the chrome (which I've also done, and it does suck), you can scuff it, and then prime it with a self etching primer. Obviously removing the chrome so you're left with a smooth plastic piece is a better way to assure the paint won't lift, but I've had good results with proper prep too. Both ways take some effort and attention to assure you didn't miss any areas before painting.

I recently painted my lower valance matte black. This is scuff, prime and paint (not chrome stripped). I'll be doing the fog light bezels, grille rings, badges and mirrors at some point to. Till then ditching some of the chrome has certainly helped.

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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

With your time and money aside just buy the black grille change it n keep old one .... In case you decide you don't like and can change back at any time.


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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

Get the grille. Plastidip is the biggest pain. I tried doing my plastic trim with it and no matter what I did, it would peel and not look right. And if you don't spray it right, it's a royal pain to get off. I recommend getting the altitude grille. Yeah its a lot but I consider it money well spent. Or you can try the other method mentioned, scuff up the grille to get the chrome off, then hit it with adhesion promoter and black spray cans. I used the SEM trim black on my plastic trim and it looks great, wasn't difficult, and will hold up to the elements. You've been warned lol.


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Re: Altitude grill or plasti dip grill

They also have a black altitude grill with black mesh, not chrome. It is a bit cheaper. I might go that route as I like think that will look good on the brilliant black jeep
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