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      06-12-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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painting front grille

i just stopped by a body shop and the guy there says that if he paints it, the paint will not stay on for too long(only 1 to 2 yrs). i told him that some ppl are sanding it and then paint but he says it's plastic chrome so paint will not stick to it. is this true??? for members who blacked out your grille, any problems with the paint chipping?? oh...he also said that once it gets chipped, then the paint will start peeling off??

SORRY, just noticed that i posted in the wrong section.
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      06-12-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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in my past experience i just buy new grills that are already black. but yes most of the time they dont last to long when you just paint them.
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i touched up my grille after every long trip.....

but will repaint the whole thing this weekend.....
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it will chip from rocks and whatnot.
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      06-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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OBVIOUSLY THE GUY DOESNT OWN A REPUTABLE SHOP! IF HE KNEW WAT HE WAS DOING OR SAYIN HE WOULD TELL U, YES THE PAINT WILL CHIP IF U LEAVE IT EXPOSED! A KNOWLEDGABLE BODY SHOP WOULD SPRAY CLEAR OVER THE BLACK! BUT THATS IF U CAN DEAL W THE SHINYNESS! THATS THE ONLY WAY IT WILL NOT CHIP!
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I can't see why you cheap basterds won't just buy a set of 325i grills?
Or does it just look better when its painted on?
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I can't see why you cheap basterds won't just buy a set of 325i grills?
Or does it just look better when its painted on?
well, why would you buy a freaken 325 grill when i have a 325. i want the outside black. the inside is black already. if you don't f**ken know then don't call ppl cheap bastards. do you even own a e90? cuz if you do, you should know.
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well, why would you buy a freaken 325 grill when i have a 325. i want the outside black. the inside is black already. if you don't f**ken know then don't call ppl cheap bastards. do you even own a e90? cuz if you do, you should know.
First off chill bro
Second, I wasnt paying attation...I was assuming that you were talking bout the grill itself because this title of the thread was “PAINTING FRONT GRILL”
You never actually said the outside crome peace on the hood, you said grill. If I order a new grill they send me the slats not the crome peace on the hood. Next time, think before you make the title to a thread.

Plus others said the same thing about buying a set of black grills in the first place. I think that a lot of people were thinking the same as me. I apologise for calling you a cheap basterd.
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First off chill bro
Second, I wasnt paying attation...I was assuming that you were talking bout the grill itself because this title of the thread was “PAINTING FRONT GRILL”
You never actually said the outside crome peace on the hood, you said grill. If I order a new grill they send me the slats not the crome peace on the hood. Next time, think before you make the title to a thread.

Plus others said the same thing about buying a set of black grills in the first place. I think that a lot of people were thinking the same as me. I apologise for calling you a cheap basterd.
dood, i think everyone says painting grill or to be more correct, blacking out the grill should be better but either way, that's what i want to do.
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painted grille includes everything.........
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painted grille includes everything.........
C L E A N and HAWT!!
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are you painting yours mava?
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      06-15-2006, 12:32 AM   #13
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that's what i'm talking about.
natureboy, you' re so smart.

i was actually parked right next to you at the SF meet in the picture but i didn't even notice the grill.
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