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    Default Painting front grill - like VECTRAPOGO's looks well sweet

    hi

    any1 know the best paint for painting your front grill black?

    Vectrapogo - clocked yours and think it is will sweet! think im gonna do mine all black tho. if you could let me know how you did it id appreciate it!

    cheers

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    Here's how i'd do it.

    Get some plastic primer from halfrauds, cheap as chips and does a good job. Mask off the bits you don't want to paint. You can take the grille off for spraying, it's real simple there's 8 cross head screws holding it on (nuts on an Irmy grille).

    Pop down you local Vx dealer and get a spray paint pack in your cars body colour, you mention black so assume it's Black Sapphire? You get a tin of paint and a tin of laquer, should be less than a fiver!

    Couple of coats each of primer, paint and then laquer should do the trick.

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    wicked, cheers for the speedy reply mate.

    my car is silver - was going to go for the matt black finish, same principle tho i guess! just gotta get the right matt black paint.

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    Plenty of choice there at halfrauds for matt black paint, I think they also sell matt finish laquer too, but don't quote me on that

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    cheers. will check them out later! will post some before and after pics when i get the hang of it! lol

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    I had mine done 6 months ago, they painted on top of the chrome and it is still good for new. Couple of stone chips but that's easy sorted. It cost me £10 to be colour coded in Bristol. (bargain).

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    that looks well sweet on your black gsi mate. £10 to have it done is a bargain no doubt!

    undecided whether to get it colour coded (star silver) or go for the matt black finish now!!

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    Mine is star siver too, but I would imagine that black would look better, my personal opion though.

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    reckon black is the way to go - although the new vectra they had on top gear week before last had the 'V' colour coded blue and that looked good.

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    That grill looks great PIMM....I´m going to do the same trick with mine....

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