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TJXJWJ 03-17-2012 10:10 PM

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:thumbsup:

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...ng/grille3.jpg
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...ng/grille2.jpg
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...ng/grille1.jpg

Gus9890 03-17-2012 11:16 PM

Re: Trying my hand at some painting...
 
I think it'll look pretty good after it's finished

cheapjeep 03-18-2012 12:04 AM

Re: Trying my hand at some painting...
 
Lookin' Fine! Is there anything you can't do?:lol::lol:

StoneCold 03-18-2012 08:00 AM

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

mrjaydeeone 03-18-2012 08:10 AM

Re: Trying my hand at some painting...
 
looking good. can't wait to see finished/installed

99PlatinumWJ 03-18-2012 03:22 PM

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

TJXJWJ 03-18-2012 05:57 PM

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.

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/...ng/grille4.jpg

TJXJWJ 03-18-2012 05:58 PM

Re: Trying my hand at some painting...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 595767)
Lookin' Fine! Is there anything you can't do?:lol::lol:

Yes sir there is....and that includes, but is not limited to leaving anything "amber" on my rig. :thumbsup:

Martyp 03-18-2012 06:06 PM

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?

TJXJWJ 03-18-2012 06:09 PM

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.

99PlatinumWJ 03-18-2012 10:01 PM

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

01grand 03-19-2012 08:48 AM

Re: Trying my hand at some painting...
 
Looks great Tony, can't wait to see it on the Jeep!


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