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96gr@nd 02-14-2013 09:06 PM

grill mod . suggestion?
Hi. First jeep thread here. Wanting to paint my grill on 96 g.c. laredo a black.
Not decided yet on a flat black or more glossy. Jeep is a forest green. (Not
commited to painting whole body for TOTAL blackout look.
Tailights painted with Nightshades™ black transclucent paint already.
This is just a daily driver/hauler! (Also trying to conceal a miss-drill when.
installing driving lites above bumper.)

So.... Flat black or a Glossy black ? Thanks for feedback!!

akimball 02-14-2013 09:09 PM

Re: grill mod . suggestion?
why dont you try plasti dip? many people have and its easy! if you dont like it you can always remove it. it sprays on almost a flat color but it also has a glossifier which makes it more of a gloss. use the search button up top there are so many plasti dip threads here.

96gr@nd 02-15-2013 09:57 AM

Re: grill mod . suggestion?
Thanks for reply, akimball. That stuff seems to be a favorite. I'll give it some thought.
How much does plasti dip run per can? On a budget and just a DIY guy looking for a quick and easy mod.

SRTgirl 02-15-2013 10:01 AM

Re: grill mod . suggestion?
Plasti dip is pretty reasonable. I think it's like 5-7 bucks a can at Lowes/Home depot. At least it was a few months ago when we bought it. :)

misfit77 02-15-2013 12:57 PM

Re: grill mod . suggestion? bout hitting the junkyard and buying a spare and paint it BBQ black with a satin clear coat?

96gr@nd 02-15-2013 04:33 PM

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Hi, misfit. Who makes BBQ black? Is that a krylon color?

akimball 02-15-2013 04:35 PM

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plasti dip here is only like 6 bucks a can buy 2 and you will be all set, you might now even need the 2nd one

96gr@nd 02-22-2013 07:25 PM

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Hi. Thanks for all the advice on changing my 96 g.c. laredo grill.
I found i like the flat look. Got some cheap 96˘ flat black from Walmart.
After the 7 mos. of MN winter are over i think i will do it right with some BBQ Black on my same grille or grab from scrapyard.

Not sure if pics came out but here are the results.

vonericsen 02-27-2013 07:51 PM

Re: grill mod . suggestion?
If you go get another grill, get one that is from a limited (won't be chrome). Then you can sand off the clear coat and paint it and it will last a lot longer. I painted a chrome one once and it didn't take long before the chrome started showing through.

96gr@nd 02-28-2013 07:50 PM

Good idea, man. I didnt do a clear coat on top of my flat black yet but, yeah, the paint doesnt stay on chrome very well.
Does the limited grill install the same as laredo?

vonericsen 03-03-2013 10:02 PM

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Yes. Just make sure you get one that matches your year (93-95 or 96-98).

kennzz05 03-04-2013 04:18 AM

Re: grill mod . suggestion?
get some krylon fusion and do youre bumpers too

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