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#1 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 05:44 PM
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paint my grill?

hello.. I have a black 97 528.. i was wondering would it look nice if i painted the grill black? any tips on what kind of paints and what coats to use? Thnx everyone.. and also i was thinking about buying new rims or just painting my BBS's black (big boy shit) heres a pic.. i got my baby sitting pretty low too. ! Picture002-1.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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I did it to my 740iL it looks good. i took the grille apart and did the chrome bart in gloss black and the bars in Semi gloss.

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I recently painted mine and it came out really good. I removed the grills, sanded them down, sprayed them with gray primer, used semi-flat black paint and applied four then coats.


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"and applied four then coats".... what do u mean?

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Typo. Thin.


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how much time in between each coat?

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how much time in between each coat?
Replied to PM.


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i did it today, i used primer, then black paint, then went over it with black paint again, then i hit it with the clear coat 3 times.. it looks real nice. thnx

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Pics of the completed project?

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i did it today, i used primer, then black paint, then went over it with black paint again, then i hit it with the clear coat 3 times.. it looks real nice. thnx
Didn't the clear coat leaving it look glossy (I ask because OEM grills are flat)? Post pics. I would like to see the results.


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alright.. if its nice out tomorrow ill go wash it and take some pics.. and yeah the clear coat looks nice !!, thnx again.

oh.. after i got done my buddy thought it was dry so we put it on.. and then the idiot tried to like push it in there real good with a rag, and left a mark on one side because it wasn't 100% dry.. that idiot.. u cant see it if u stop back a foot.. so its all good i guess.


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alright.. if its nice out tomorrow ill go wash it and take some pics.. and yeah the clear coat looks nice !!, thnx again.

oh.. after i got done my buddy thought it was dry so we put it on.. and then the idiot tried to like push it in there real good with a rag, and left a mark on one side because it wasn't 100% dry.. that idiot.. u cant see it if u stop back a foot.. so its all good i guess.
Don't worry about it. You will have to do it again eventually. It will chip a little after you drive it some.


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i guess u can see a little of my grill on this pic..
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Need a forward shot of the car.


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