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Old 08-06-2004, 09:32 PM   #11
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chrome spray paint! just tape everything else off except the honeycomb design (i think thats what it is).
Is that piece removeable, I'd be reluctant to do it while installed. Plus, I won't do that until the front end gets fixed and repainted in case they repaint that.
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the grille is removable, pop the hood, you shoudl painly see the screws.
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Anyone have pics of someone who has done it?
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oh yeah. a lot of people on here have. hell, i have! Here'* a pic. of mine. It'* hard to tell because my car is white:


Here'* one of your era:
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Thanks John.

My only concern would be, would it look cheap in person. Or does this stuff peel/chip/flake off easily, and end up looking like crap in no time at all? What kinda prep work has to be done to the surface to ensure the best bond of the paint?
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Thanks John.

My only concern would be, would it look cheap in person. Or does this stuff peel/chip/flake off easily, and end up looking like crap in no time at all? What kinda prep work has to be done to the surface to ensure the best bond of the paint?
If you take your time in preparation it'll come out great! Frankly, I didn't as much as I should have and it came out alright....

Usually if you put a base coat on then 2-3 coats of the "chrome" spray it should stay on for a long time....

I would just make sure that the surface is clean. You can even wipe it down with rubbing alcohol to ensure that it is as clean as can be....

COME ON GUYS! HELP ME OUT HERE! I know I'm not the only one that has done this before!
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COME ON GUYS! HELP ME OUT HERE! I know I'm not the only one that has done this before!
Here'* the pic of mine:


The grills on the 00+ SSEi'* can just be snapped out by themselves, while you have to tape off the entire front grill section so that you only paint the meshed area. I took mine off and soaked them in some soap and hot water over night and then scrubbed them down in the morning, letting air dry after that. Once they were dry, I sprayed on 1 coat of plastic primer first. This layed down a nice base coat for the heavy metallic silver, of which there are 5 coats of on my grills. Can not argue over the results, though!

Good luck. Oh yeah, all of the paints I used were purchased at Home Depot. I used a light plastic primer, but I guess if you want a good shiny chrome look, you have to use a dark base coat. I used the plastic primer to help the paint adhere to the plastic better as I didn't feel like sanding all of those little holes.
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COME ON GUYS! HELP ME OUT HERE! I know I'm not the only one that has done this before!
Here I come to the rescue...
Here'* my thread on how-to w/ photos....
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=11921
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thatnks for that merlin. I think acid'* ride would look bad *** if he chromed the grill. like yours does
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thatnks for that merlin. I think acid'* ride would look bad A$$ if he chromed the grill. like yours does
No problem... and thanks...
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