radiator grille removal

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  1. eggzy43

    eggzy43 Active Member

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    I’ve just removed and dismantled the radiator grille and it was a breeze, I wanted to repaint the plastic grille back to its black glory, the chrome strips slid out so easily,
    I know its just plastic but it was all so accurately made! The grille is held on with 8 8mm screws and 1 Philips screw; the rest just slides apart easily. I sprayed the grille, reassembled and now it looks like new, it’s so nice to work with this accuracy and quality.:bannana:
     

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    Well done that man! I too am wanting to do this but also delete the inner chrome inserts. Looks great!
     
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    the chrome inserts could be removed and the grille replaced in 15 mins
     
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    what paint you use to get it to stick to plastic ?
     
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    i reckon if you key the plastic it will take ordinary paint.....?
     
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    thanks.


    so what paint did you use ?
     
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    I used a specific plastic primer from Halfords. Two years on and there are a couple of chips - as the Scottish GTG boys kindly pointed out.:wallbash:

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    sorry, after thoroghly cleaning the grille I used PLASTI=KOTE fast dry enamel flat black
    it was a few quid from wilkinsons or loads of other retailers i guess...
     
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    thats one beautiful car you have there! the alloys stunning! i bet they cost a fortune, yes?
     

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