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TheStreet16 06-10-2012 04:46 PM

Chrome Grill Mod
 
Painted the chrome grill black.

Cleaned it. Sanded it down with 800. Sprayed 2 coats with Krylon Fusion Flat Black


Before
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0729.jpg

After
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0730.jpg

Back on the Jeep
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0731.jpg

now just to get rid of those stupid headlights

Lucas J 06-12-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Nicely done.

Celtics fan in Cali?

Schweibs 06-12-2012 05:52 PM

Looks tougher

TheStreet16 06-12-2012 05:55 PM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucas J (Post 642383)
Celtics fan in Cali?

Yup. Dad is a life-long Celtics fan. He was born and raised in Conn and it flowed down to me.

Lucas J 06-12-2012 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 642441)
Yup. Dad is a life-long Celtics fan. He was born and raised in Conn and it flowed down to me.

You guys have good taste.

TheStreet16 06-12-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lucas J (Post 642443)
You guys have good taste.

haha thanks! we're the lone Celtic fans in a Laker-infested area. :D

bsmith0612 06-19-2012 01:19 AM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 641559)
Painted the chrome grill black. Sanded it down and then sprayed it with Krylon Fusion Flat Black


Before
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0729.jpg

After
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0730.jpg

Back on the Jeep
http://i1061.photobucket.com/albums/...6/IMG_0731.jpg

now just to get rid of those stupid headlights


If you dont have the money for Projectors yet, you could use Mothers Powerball 4 Lites. its like $20. if it doesnt work, or you want them clearer, Mothers includes sanding pads you could wetsand them with, then use the powerball again. They really shine then. i would say after that, use a product like Meguires PlastX or something like that. Idk if i already mentioned this to you or not in another thread.

Your grill looks great! i think im going to Plasti-Dip mine sometime this week. maybe friday. (i choose plastidip because it can be easily taken off lol)

bsmith0612 06-19-2012 01:25 AM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
As a matter of fact, my grill is fading badly and doesnt look nice. i may have won an auction on eBay for a brand new chrome one. ill plasti dip or paint the current one, and keep the chrome one if i wanna change it. i really like the chrome, but im kinda doing blacked out look. except rims and badges.

TheStreet16 06-19-2012 02:12 AM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bsmith0612 (Post 644982)
If you dont have the money for Projectors yet, you could use Mothers Powerball 4 Lites. its like $20. if it doesnt work, or you want them clearer, Mothers includes sanding pads you could wetsand them with, then use the powerball again. They really shine then. i would say after that, use a product like Meguires PlastX or something like that. Idk if i already mentioned this to you or not in another thread.

Your grill looks great! i think im going to Plasti-Dip mine sometime this week. maybe friday. (i choose plastidip because it can be easily taken off lol)

I have the money for projectors but I don't have the money for projectors and Xenon HIDs.

I used Mothers and love the stuff but my headlights are now to the point where I have to use it like every week to keep them clear which is just becoming a pain in the ass. Im ordering the Projectors on Friday and just going to get a cheaper pair of HIDs and from there I will upgrade to Xenons.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bsmith0612 (Post 644985)
As a matter of fact, my grill is fading badly and doesnt look nice. i may have won an auction on eBay for a brand new chrome one. ill plasti dip or paint the current one, and keep the chrome one if i wanna change it. i really like the chrome, but im kinda doing blacked out look. except rims and badges.

Mine was fading and was dull in some sports. Plus I had run out of Plasti-dip and didn't feel like going to the store and had the spray paint in the garage so thats what I decided to use.

bsmith0612 06-19-2012 02:29 AM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
You dont necessarily HAVE to run HID's with your projectors. they can be used with Halogen bulbs. they wont be as bright as HID's (obviously) but they will still be an improvement over your stock lights.

I understand what you mean, my lights need it again pretty soon. i just havent had the time to do it. The Mothers stuff is pretty awesome, definitely a good purchase!

It doesnt matter what you use, whether it be Krylon or Plasti-Dip. I guess i really just wanna try the Plasti-Dip out lol plus its harder to tell if i mess up :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 644993)
I have the money for projectors but I don't have the money for projectors and Xenon HIDs.

I used Mothers and love the stuff but my headlights are now to the point where I have to use it like every week to keep them clear which is just becoming a pain in the ass. Im ordering the Projectors on Friday and just going to get a cheaper pair of HIDs and from there I will upgrade to Xenons.



Mine was fading and was dull in some sports. Plus I had run out of Plasti-dip and didn't feel like going to the store and had the spray paint in the garage so thats what I decided to use.


TheStreet16 06-19-2012 02:56 AM

Re: Chrome Grill Mod
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bsmith0612 (Post 644997)
You dont necessarily HAVE to run HID's with your projectors. they can be used with Halogen bulbs. they wont be as bright as HID's (obviously) but they will still be an improvement over your stock lights.

I understand what you mean, my lights need it again pretty soon. i just havent had the time to do it. The Mothers stuff is pretty awesome, definitely a good purchase!

It doesnt matter what you use, whether it be Krylon or Plasti-Dip. I guess i really just wanna try the Plasti-Dip out lol plus its harder to tell if i mess up :D

correct not NECESSARY but recommended

bsmith0612 06-19-2012 12:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStreet16 (Post 645004)
correct not NECESSARY but recommended

Very very true!

If you decide to order from DDM Tuning, and have questions, let me know. Ive ordered from them (technially my buddy ordered mine and his, and i gave him the money to cut down shipping) but i have 2 sets of DDM HID Kits, ive installed them, and they work great. Here to help if you need it :)


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