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Did you use gloss black or flat black? Did you have them powder coated or paint them your selves? With what?

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The whole grill? I did just the bt front and rear and they are holding up fine...don't know about doing the whole grill.
 

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I went flat black and I'm glad I did. I think the gloss might have been too shiny.
 

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+1 on this...the gray looks terrible...
 

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The whole grill? I did just the bt front and rear and they are holding up fine...don't know about doing the whole grill.
just all the black plastic non painted pieces. I have seen them on several members trucks.
 

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Oh ok sorry misunderstood. I guess it would depend on location. If mine was a DD here on the wonderful state of Il. It wouldn't hold up at all imo.
 

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Also, did you prep the grill pieces any way? obviously not sanding them, but primer, etc?
 

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Oh ok sorry misunderstood. I guess it would depend on location. If mine was a DD here on the wonderful state of Il. It wouldn't hold up at all imo.
The TBSS is my D.D. and you don't think powder coated and cleared it would hold up?
 

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I don't know if it can be pc'd. Temps and all I thought most had BS spray it. Talk to Sean Silverghost he would know def. I rattle canned my bt's lol and are doing fine. But if it can be done I'm in....speedway black to match rims when he does mine.
 

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When we make our mesh grilles, we reuse the edges of the stock pieces. They are sanded smooth and then we repaint them.

We use Krylon "Fusion for Plastics"
#Satin Black
Available in 12 oz. — 2421
http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

It has retained its deep black color longer than the stock did and looks a hell of a lot better. They sell it at Walmart for right around 5 bucks a can.
 

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so what areguys doing?....just taking it off and spraying it with the krylon or are u preping it a certain way and clear coat??....im very interested
 

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I'm in process of this now!

I got the top grille pieces (4) done last week, and now the weather just doesn't wanna play. Maybe I can finish soon.

I started with Adam's APC to clean everything down, then used a light sanding block, more APC, 4 coats of Adhesion Promotor, 4 coats of Satin Black, and 5 coats of clear. Looks tons better.
 
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