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i was thinking of removing my stock grill thing (black criss-corss lines above the bumper with "prelude" on it) and painting it. also thought about painting the black plastic pieces that go across the lower part of the bumper a little bit like a grill..

i looked at my helms and the grill part seems easy to take out and just spray paint. the bumper part on the other hand i dunno about since it didnt show in the helms.

i was gona paint it light silver like my stock rims (look at pic in sig). think this would look good? any suggestions on paint or how i should do it?

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[This message has been edited by Ng Luder (edited April 01, 2001).]
 

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I don't think it would look bad. When painting it make sure you get some plastic primer, it will adhere better to the plastic than regular primer will. Oh, and also make sure you scuff up the grill to help with the adhesion of the paint. Just be careful when scuffing up the grill not to get carried away, because if you do it will show up through the paint. You can use a 3M scotch brite pad for the scuffing of the grill.
 

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I just primed my stock grill two minutes ago.
I saw some lude with a dark silver stock grill and those lower covers under the turn signals, looks good!
I think a darker silver would look good for your lude's color.
But i'm painting mine, Bronze, since I am going to get my SH rims powdercoating bronze!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TL001:
I just primed my stock grill two minutes ago.
I saw some lude with a dark silver stock grill and those lower covers under the turn signals, looks good!
I think a darker silver would look good for your lude's color.
But i'm painting mine, Bronze, since I am going to get my SH rims powdercoating bronze!
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huh? i thought you were selling the type sh rims.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rf7475:
I don't think it would look bad. When painting it make sure you get some plastic primer, it will adhere better to the plastic than regular primer will. Oh, and also make sure you scuff up the grill to help with the adhesion of the paint. Just be careful when scuffing up the grill not to get carried away, because if you do it will show up through the paint. You can use a 3M scotch brite pad for the scuffing of the grill.</font>
cool, but what exactly is "scuffing"? i never heard of the term before...

also, im not going to paint the black covers under the signals caus im getting JDM fogs soon



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Orginally posted by Ng Luder:
cool, but what exactly is "scuffing"? i never heard of the term before...</font>
"Scuffing" is like sanding, but not as harsh. You just want to roughen up the surface a little to give the paint something to bond to. If the surface is smooth, the paint won't stick good and just peel off.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by rf7475:
"Scuffing" is like sanding, but not as harsh. You just want to roughen up the surface a little to give the paint something to bond to. If the surface is smooth, the paint won't stick good and just peel off.</font>

cool, so i should scuff first, then primer, then paint right? also, is there such a thing as spray on primer?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Orginally posted by Ng Luder:
cool, so i should scuff first, then primer, then paint right? also, is there such a thing as spray on primer?</font>
Yeah that is the correct order.

As far as the spray on prime, yes there is. Go to your local automotive paint store, they should have it.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OvaDaLimiT:
Also, there's a product called Bulldog Adhesion Promotor. Use that...it helps tremendously. I have some leftover i think if you want it.

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but what is this exactly? since it "promotes adhesion", is it some kinda primer? i still gota go out to find the perfect silver though, im thinking of home depot and autozone and maybe micheals...

anyone know a good chain store that sells alot of variety of spray paint?
 
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