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Old 12/06/2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Grill Prep for Paint

I was hoping the GT/CS contingent could spill some wisdom on the following topic. I'm looking to prep my grill, fog light posts & grill molding for paint and was wondering what successes others have had. Any comments, tips and/or tricks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Old 12/06/2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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clean real well. steel wool and rough parts and fire away.

what paint color did you get and where?

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Old 12/06/2005, 09:13 PM   #3
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Are you going to remove the parts or paint them in place?
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Old 12/06/2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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I used steel wool on the grill moulding and bead blasted the grill and fog light posts. I think it turned out great.
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Old 12/07/2005, 07:06 AM   #5
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Are you going to remove the parts or paint them in place?
I hope he removes them.

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Old 12/07/2005, 08:37 AM   #6
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All parts ARE removed. I hit the posts and frame with the steel wool (000 & 0000) however, like most folks who have tried steel wool on the grill, it shreds pretty fast and doesn't do an effective job. Taking a small piece of s.wool and going over a small portion of the grill took a very long time. So I figured there had to be another way.

Can you tell me more about the bead blast? Did you do this yourself or did you take it to a body shop?

Thanks for the input.
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I did it myself. I have two different setups, a cabinet for small to medium parts and a seperate gun for big parts. A body shop won't have the equipment to do it, but if you look in the phone book under "Sandblasting" you should be able to find someone. Most use Alum. Oxide, but the grill is pretty fragile and some of those guys have a heavy hand so try to find one that will blast it with glass beads. Hope this helps.
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