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Old 09-27-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
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a few days ago i had a post on my grille, then deleted it because it made no sense.

basically, can i soak my 2001 SE'* grille in paint thinner to pull all the paint off and then repaint the grille?
also when doing this re-paint, do i need to etch the honeycomb with anything so the paint sticks better? and would clear coat help??

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I would think that you could use a light coat of a primer that will adhear to plastic then paint the desired color.

I will defer to the experts on painting.
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There is this paint specifically made for painting plastic and I can't recall the name of it for the life of me. Ace Hardware has it though.

I never tried this on anything outside a car, but it worked great on an a-pillar pod setup from the 94 I had. I just put a few light coats of primer on then this "plastic paint stuff I can't remember".

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Soak it in Castrol Superclean. It'll soften the paint, and won't harm the plastic.
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i think that the paint is ethier called h2o or fusion paint by krylon sounds about right. i used some on my grille for my 93 and it worked fine.
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Plastic fusion rings a bell. They also make a plastic primer. I just use duplicolor touch up spray paint for mine with some SEM adhesion promoter underneath.
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Krylon Fusion is what y'all are thinking of. And they've got new colors every time I go into a store. Used to be kinda limited at first
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Soak it in Castrol Superclean. It'll soften the paint, and won't harm the plastic.
do i need to tape off the stock chrome surrounding the honeycombs?
and is this krylon going to be "chip free" after say 3 coats or so?
and should i find a clear coat of somekind too, or is that a waste of money?

Im still debating the custom fabricated mesh. thoughts on that???
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It says on the can that it will be chip-proof after 7 days. I painted mine using the Krylon Fusion in June 2006. I only washed and dried it - no primer. I can't remember how many coats I put on, but it was probably 3-4.

It'* my daily driver (16k per year) - no chips yet (knock on wood).

You've got a different front end style than me...so I'm not sure how you inserts would come out...but mine came out quite easily. I wouldn't recommend painting it on the car if you can't help it. And if you do, then yes, tape off/paper the whole front nose...you don't want overspray getting on your car.

Here'* the link to when I did mine...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=55977&start=0
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my biggest problem that i have ( and im improving) is posing a topic, THEN searching for answers lol

I came across that post earlier this afternoon. May i ask what color paint that was? i saw on their website the different finishes. Im assuming the flat finish right?

the engine cover looks awesome. i gotta idea. lol
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