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      09-15-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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DIY2 matte black your kidney grill (video+detail)

Hey guys,
As the title says if you want to matte black your kidney grill yourself, here is another DIY I made. Its in detail and appx. 10 minutes long.

Same disclaimer as before. I'm not responsible for any damage caused.

Also, If you have 16 bux to spare, buy an electric palm sander. It will get the job done in 1/4 of the time and uses the same paperlike sandpaper.

Sorry I keep posting these DIY up guys as some of you might find them annoying. I won't make anymore after this I promise. lol

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Who's getting annoyed? Keep posting bro. A+

Oh man you did all that on your carpet! Haha that's ballzy, but I like it. Will these chip easily you think?
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Who's getting annoyed? Keep posting bro. A+
I just imagine someone going " oh man this dude again??" lol and thanks
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great job.. if i didnt buy mine i would of done this!
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great job.. if i didnt buy mine i would of done this!
I hear you. I already bought mine too for like 100 something. After RLDZHAO did his sides though it was cool and some other members where asking about the kidney's so I got my chrome ones and did them. I'm giving them away to a member on here.
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Who's getting annoyed? Keep posting bro. A+

Oh man you did all that on your carpet! Haha that's ballzy, but I like it. Will these chip easily you think?
hahah yeah I'm moving soon let them deal with the carpet About the chipping I'm not too sure but its an alternative for people not wanting to pay 100 plus for these.
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nope it works now... probably my connection.
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Palm sander....great idea. I've been sanding on one for awhile tonight and it still needs work. I've found the hardest parts are the thinnest sections on the top and bottom. I can either sand just the sides, or just the middle, but it's hard to get both. And wet sanding might help keep the paper clean of plastic dust. Also, I tested the duplicolor clear on a reflector earlier after 3 coats of black and it really didn't give it too much shine. It matches pretty well with my fender grills w/out clear, and I think the extra clear coat should help hold the black on.
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Nice vid, keep 'em coming There's nothing like the satisfaction one gets from a successful DIY project.
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Palm sander....great idea. I've been sanding on one for awhile tonight and it still needs work. I've found the hardest parts are the thinnest sections on the top and bottom. I can either sand just the sides, or just the middle, but it's hard to get both. And wet sanding might help keep the paper clean of plastic dust. Also, I tested the duplicolor clear on a reflector earlier after 3 coats of black and it really didn't give it too much shine. It matches pretty well with my fender grills w/out clear, and I think the extra clear coat should help hold the black on.
really?? Clear coating it is then. How many clear coats? Yeah it should help keeping it from chipping. After I'm done tomorrow, I'll take pix of the ones I made vs the aftermarket ones I have on my car.

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great video thanks!!
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hey not you dont have to watch it if you dont want to ... i mean some people dont feel like buying black grills for $100. i learnt how to spray paint my blacked out taillights with tinted spray through videos like these on youtube... i mean you only have one chance so i did my research on whats the best way to paint the taillights and so far, he's provided good tips. simple but effective.

thanks op... i dont know what there are so many haters out there.
No worries man Appreciate the comments
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      09-16-2008, 01:26 AM   #14
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Keep those vids coming. Awesome job!!!


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Thanks For The Vid...

And Spank...makes Me Laugh To Know People Like You Exist
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really?? Clear coating it is then how many clear coats? Yeah it should help keeping it from chipping after I'm done tomorrow, I'll take pix of the ones I made vs the aftermarket ones I have on my car. :d
I just did one coat on the test piece and it turned out fine. I'm a little wary of doing more than one, as I don't want it to get too glossy. I just wanted a little extra protection for the base coats.
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I just did one coat on the test piece and it turned out fine. I'm a little wary of doing more than one, as I don't want it to get too glossy. I just wanted a little extra protection for the base coats.
Ahh. Great idea thanks man
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