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Old 05-16-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Grilles - Painted ---> BEFORE & AFTER

Well, I posted awhile ago about doing some subtle customization on my bonneville. I decided to paint my grilles. Here are the before & after (respectively):



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looks good, do U get a lot of attention from new gen bonnies with that painted grille?
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Don't know yet... Just did the final coat on them this morning and snapped them back in.
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um hum, I'm sure U will anything non stock another driver will surely notice, most people will just look and wonder, little will ask and follow........
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Nice work... the silver/chrome grills look really good on black Bonnies.


Welcome to the Silver Grill club....
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Slick!
But, uuh, from the pics it looks like you took your time gettin the paint done!!!
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Quote:
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Slick!
But, uuh, from the pics it looks like you took your time gettin the paint done!!!
LOL... Actually, the first pic was taken right after I picked up the car about 2 months ago. Also, right after a freak snow storm went through. I had been toying with the idea of doing this, just couldn't make my mind up as to what color. I just bought the paint yesterday. I started painting them yesterday afternoon and put the final coat on them this morning. Step 1 was a primer specifically made for painting on plastic and step 2 was several coats of a metallic silver paint. Both were Rust-o-Leum brand paint from Home Depot.
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not chrome to match the wheelies?
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Well, you know, I was thinking chrome, but in my experience in the past with chrome paints on plastic, they don't ever turn out the way you want them to. Besides, I think with how far back in they are, chrome just would not have stuck out as much, if I could have made it 'true' chrome looking.
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Your'* just snap right out? **** i taped for an hour, 2x, since i did two seperate areas...

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