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    Have been toying with ideas, just done one grille for prastice using aluminum colour spray,

    Would like good advice on best way to get job done right, masking tape for silver left a mess when i peeled it off! I will paint the rest of it gloss black so wanna know best approach to do this the right way...



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    Anyone? Before i kip! Lol

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    Unless a proper clean edge masking tape can be a bit pap, try electrical tape and press it firmly into the corners, spray lightly and across the top of the tape to the silver, and not the other way so fills the masked lip, if that makes sense...

    Although if you Matt/Satin black them, then do silver you can use an artists brush to touch the gaps neatly

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    U mean spray away not against edges?

    Should I paint black first then silver ring? Or what I done is fine?

    Electric tape,,, hmm didnt think its a method, is it to preserve the paint from peeling off with tape then?

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    Yes spray away, It is but your not masking over paint your hiding the plastic, if you paint both silver then black use masking...

    If this was me I'd use thinners on a brush and a sharp craft knife and clean off the over spray personally, time consuming but prefer standard grills rather then painted black... The silvers nice though

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    Thanks lee

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    much prefer this to the c/c look

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    Probably a cheaper alternative to chrome inserts and specific grilles, and good looking IMHO. Best effect probably achieved painting the same colour as the car body.

    A very good idea for prefaces as well, as we've got to few options there. I don't like the Signum chrome strips : I'd prefer fog lights surrounds rather than strips (I even disliked the huge Opel bonnet grille chrome strip, hence the Irmy grille), but there's nothing else available... So DIY is the best solution.

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    that look pretty damn good mate.

    why no use a sharp scalpel.....you can buy a kit in the poundshops, the sharp pointed ones would remove the excess from the black plastic

    wud love to see pics of them fitted

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    Doing the gloss black then lacquer before adding the finished look

    This is only a beta test if it is good then i do same on other 3.

    Thanks for comments :-)

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