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    has anyone color coded there own grill. is it just a matter of rubbing down
    priming and spraying. how much are they from the dealers?

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    I haven`t done it myself, but from what I`ve read, yes, just prime and paint, but I might suggest that you sand the chrome a little to improve the adherence...and a clear coat on top for the final touch HTH

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    Sand the chrome to a matt finish, prime, paint and clear coat. Make sure you sand down the final coat of paint before you spray the clear aswell.

    I did my pre facelift grill myself and it looked spot on but i'm a bit dubious about doing the facelift 'v' as it's a lot larger and it with it been silver lightning it'll be harder to get a colour mach aswell so i might get it done t a body shop.

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    i have painted my pre facelift standard grill you also need plastic primer then primer them paint and laqure

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    hi
    has anyone painted the mesh grills to match the bumper would you think it would look good i am thinking of painting the fogs and the bottom grill what do you think
    paul

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    what grade paper should i use? and where exactly is the color code located mine is sapphire black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coylo5 View Post
    what grade paper should i use? and where exactly is the color code located mine is sapphire black.
    ooooooooooooooooooh sapphire black!!!!!!! when got my rear bumper they spayed it 3 times, there is 6 shades of sapphire black for my paint code on 07 vecy its on plate on drivers door shut, open door n u'll c it. gd luck on match

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