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    Hammerit BBQ Painting Chrome Grille Surround

    So I decided to use hammerite bbq paint from halfords to spray my chrome grille surround. I did lots of research and found that this would give the best results.

    here is my car masked up
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    I applied the first coat and thats here in the pic below

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    The paint went on really well then I let it dry and applied a further 6 coats and here is the finished result

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    As you can see it looks ok. I have been driving for a week and not noticed and chips or scratches on it.

    This weekend I intend to spray my tail lights with the e tech tinting spray.

    Let me know what you think!!!
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    Daft question, why didn't you take it off the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Daft question, why didn't you take it off the car?
    Im not a mechanic and not confident enough in doing so, so left it on
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    does it not just 'clip' off? im doing mine at the weekend and was hoping it did as im going to use plasti dip so it can be removable.

    JJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leewalsh16 View Post
    Im not a mechanic and not confident enough in doing so, so left it on
    If you do end up re-touching it, follow this tutorial on removing your bumper and grill surround. It's easy peasy:

    Fourtitude.com - DIY: front bumper removal and blackout grille install
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    If you do end up re-touching it, follow this tutorial on removing your bumper and grill surround. It's easy peasy:

    Fourtitude.com - DIY: front bumper removal and blackout grille install
    Thanks mate
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    from the looks of it, cant you just go straight onto the step to remove the grill? if its just 2 screws then pop off?

    JJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ.Foulds View Post
    from the looks of it, cant you just go straight onto the step to remove the grill? if its just 2 screws then pop off?

    JJ.

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    Looks good mate, well done!

    Every time I've tried to spray something in the past I make a hash of it so won't let myself near the audi lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    If you do end up re-touching it, follow this tutorial on removing your bumper and grill surround. It's easy peasy:

    Fourtitude.com - DIY: front bumper removal and blackout grille install
    Well I have got a black edition grill winging its way towards me from A3kent on here so that write up of how to remove the grill us just what I needed. Great post

 

 

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