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JoeSchmoe007 09-10-2010 12:54 PM

Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
I've never done much customization on my cars. Is it feasible to do? I like better the way it was on my '98 GC Ltd (same as body color). Not really into chrome on modern cars (classic cars are different matter... gotta have chrome... together with fins...)

MeanDean 09-10-2010 01:03 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
I was thinking the same thing about the side mirrors, not so much the grill.

bh22jeep 09-10-2010 01:14 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
side mirrors you can get body color mine are.

Relwarc 09-10-2010 01:16 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
prolly a better idea to find someone with a laredo the same color that wants a chrome grille... and swap.

bh22jeep 09-10-2010 01:18 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
All the grills are chrome, on the WK2's

dlang 09-10-2010 01:21 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
Wait for the 2012 SRT, maybe it will have a body color grill and will fit on an '11.

JoeSchmoe007 09-10-2010 01:23 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MeanDean (Post 266197)
I was thinking the same thing about the side mirrors, not so much the grill.

I am only looking at Laredo, they have mirror covers same color as body

Relwarc 09-10-2010 01:33 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
if you like your dealer, ask them to do it. They have a body shop? Just get them to pop it off and paint it. Maybe $150 to paint it. mine quoted me $200 for a whole hood.

MeanDean 09-10-2010 01:35 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007 (Post 266211)
I am only looking at Laredo, they have mirror covers same color as body

Good to know. I may have to make the swap. It's really the only thing I don't like about the exterior.

jpsmith 09-10-2010 01:42 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
Anyone with 'shopping skills want to mock a couple up in various available colors? Mine's black and I think the chrome works well with black. I don't think it works as well with, say, white or gray.

Jim Hef 09-10-2010 02:25 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
The only problem with painting the grille is the constant maintenance of chips caused by stones and bugs. I think you may want to seek other alternatives...maybe more accessory pieces will be available later via the aftermarket.

JoeSchmoe007 09-10-2010 02:30 PM

Re: Is it feasible to repaint front grille to body color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Hef (Post 266235)
The only problem with painting the grille is the constant maintenance of chips caused by stones and bugs. I think you may want to seek other alternatives...maybe more accessory pieces will be available later via the aftermarket.

Don't you think factory grill is fake chrome anyway? I mean it's "chrome paint" on plastic and probably would be a subject of the same chipping.

Plus I assume my '98 grill was painted and I never bothered to maintain it or even to take a closer look in 10 years that I owned the car. My car was/will be parked on the street in Brooklyn and I stopped obsessing over small scratches long time ago.


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