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    I saw a pic on here of a pre-face grill which had the chrome blacked out. Thought I might try this with Plasti-dip as it seems its the most reversible option if I don't like it/sell the car/change my mind. And it's cheap. And it may be easier than painting.

    Anyone got any tips or experience with this?

    I guess that 1 can will do the grill, do I *need* to prime it first (I'm assuming the chrome is metal not plastic?). How extensive is the coverage (ie should I totally mask the grill bit or just coat that too)? Should I key the surface first, if so this could be a dealbreaker as it sort of defeats the point of this option...

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    It's plastic, just rub it down, prime with plastic primer and then paint & lacquer done

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    There's one on eBay at min already blacked out for 15 iirc?

    But I'd just do as above...

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    Cheers chaps, hadn't seen the one on ebay - duly noted

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    With Plastidip you don't need to rub down or primer or lacquer just make sure the surface is clean and spray it. 3-4 even coats will do and hey presto its all done. I did my Octi grill recently and its very easy to use here's my thread of how it turned out http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=159513 hope this helps. As its a plastic/rubber spray it will last much longer than spraying with paint etc and no worries with stone chips etc.

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    Where'd you get hold of this stuff? It looks good.

    Edit: scratch that, Google has sorted it for me!

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    The grill is just a test for me tbh.

    Long term plan is to smoke wrap the chrome (grille - stripped first, window trim, boot trim), do the chrome fog mod (smoke wrapped), anthracite/smoke alloys with some filler to make them look a bit different (early 17in snowies), get some sun blinds. Remove the external aerial, fit a blanking grommet and fit an internal one.

    And then matte black plasti-dip the whole car....

    It's currently (poor quality) flame red so when time comes to sell it should look alright with the plasti-dip peeled off and dark chrome trim/wheels.

    Any thoughts?

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