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Painted my grill black tonight

jamieswales Mar 26, 2015

  1. jamieswales

    jamieswales Active Member

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    Did 4 coats. Seems to be standing up well so far!
     
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  3. Dainiaks

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    I wraped my interior. 20150223_134126.jpg 20150223_134126.jpg
     
  4. andyam

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    Wrapping looks really professional did you take it apart to do it? 2 things though...ashtray cover going the other direction, would annoy me so so much. And the gear knob...is not my cup of tea but each to their own.
     
  5. Dainiaks

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    I did took it apart, it was not easy cuz all central console needs to come of. My first time doing it so I missed ashtray direction :(
     
  6. andyam

    andyam Active Member

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    How's it been with a jet washer?? Just doing mine as we speak but took my grill off
     
  7. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    What is that gearknob???? I'm sure you obviously like it but that's one hell of a halfords special...
     
  8. razza1

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    Used this spray on my splitter, very pleased with the finish, used about 3 or 4 coats ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428990682.306540.jpg
     
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  9. andyam

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    Did my grill and fog grills, interior chrome sections. Wish j did the splitter now while the bumper was off. Need to do the rear spitter, and the chrome around the gear surround.
     
  10. razza1

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    No need to take the front splitter off, just masked it up and did it in situ...
    Been thinking about the rear splitter to, so would love to see pics if you do...
     
  11. andyam

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    Here's my front...I meant when I took the bumper off
     
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  14. Dainiaks

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    20150412_153438.jpg 20150412_185607.jpg 20150412_190634.jpg Here's mine
     
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    Just did my splitter but as its not a sline hard to mask up initially missed the edges! Will get pics up tomorrow
     
  17. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver

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    Guys do you need to primer the grill first or just spray directly on with this black paint?
     
  18. andyam

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    I just cleaned and sprayed straight on.
     
  19. Dainiaks

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    Directly painted mine.
     
  20. Dainiaks

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    Masking tape.
     
  21. jamieswales

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    Word of warning,mine has all peeled off in places. Probably bad preparation!
     
  22. Brogie

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    Does the paint not just peel off the chrome especially if power washed???
     
  23. viceroy

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    Clean and prep the chrome surface properly, and lay down enough coats and it shouldn't come off, even with a power wash, unless you specifically try to remove it with the power wash.
    Before I had mine professionally sprayed, I had it plastidipped for ages with no sign of peeling off.
     
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  24. matt.russell

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    Use plastidip .. mines still going strong a year after :D .. i did all my chrome trim with this stuff

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  25. Duggy72

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    This car looks great. Love it.
     
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  26. andyam

    andyam Active Member

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    So I did mine...and stone chips have taken bits of it out...going to have to redo it with more coats next time when I get a chance
     
  27. jamieswales

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    How do you drive with the fromt so low? Mine rubs and about an inch higher.
     
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    Looks really amazing. What are the wheels? Have you gor lovered springs or coilovers? What brand?
     
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  30. matt.russell

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    Air ride buddy :D
     
  31. Chop.

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    Looking good, once you start it's hard to stop :)
     
  32. razza1

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    You done the rear splitter yet?
     
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  34. Chop.

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    Yeh need to see this ! Gona do mine black next week get rid of the grey
     

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