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how do you paint the grill with out getting paint all over the chrome
 

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first you tape off the front, were all of the chrome is at, then you paint it from the back........... ;)
 

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good one :cheesy:
 

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What I did is take an acrylic flat black, brushed it on, and then wiped off the exccess on the grille bars... It came out nice...
 

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Originally posted by BigPoppa@Dec 11 2003, 12:34 PM
use thinned down flat black paint (water based, others will eat the chrome) and dab it in the grille area. It's called washing, and the black should settle in the recessed areas. They're some stuff they sell too, called Black it Out, check the hobby shop.

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yep, that's the way to do it.

If you buy testors flat black in a little bottle, it's already really thin (for some odd reason) and it works without thinning it down. That's what i've been using lately.
 

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will the paint wipe off the chome parts when its wet or will it just smear
 

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WIPE IT OFF RIGHT AWAY!!! IF ITS TOO LIGHT THEN YOU DO IT AGAIN UNTIL YOU LIKE IT.
 

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Originally posted by 1ofaknd+Dec 11 2003, 12:44 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (1ofaknd @ Dec 11 2003, 12:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--BigPoppa@Dec 11 2003, 12:34 PM
use thinned down flat black paint (water based, others will eat the chrome) and dab it in the grille area.  It's called washing, and the black should settle in the recessed areas.  They're some stuff they sell too, called Black it Out, check the hobby shop.

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yep, that's the way to do it.

If you buy testors flat black in a little bottle, it's already really thin (for some odd reason) and it works without thinning it down. That's what i've been using lately.[/b][/quote]
youd be suprised to find a big puddle of shit at the bottom of the bottle when was the last time you stired it
 

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Originally posted by Lownslow302+Dec 11 2003, 04:19 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Lownslow302 @ Dec 11 2003, 04:19 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 11 2003, 12:44 PM
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@Dec 11 2003, 12:34 PM
use thinned down flat black paint (water based, others will eat the chrome) and dab it in the grille area.  It's called washing, and the black should settle in the recessed areas.  They're some stuff they sell too, called Black it Out, check the hobby shop.

K. Diaz

yep, that's the way to do it.

If you buy testors flat black in a little bottle, it's already really thin (for some odd reason) and it works without thinning it down. That's what i've been using lately.
youd be suprised to find a big puddle of shit at the bottom of the bottle when was the last time you stired it[/b][/quote]
i'm talkin' about a new bottle freshly stirred. It seems to me they make it way to thin.
 

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yeah.. I think that too.. I shake it like a mo fo and it thickens up...
 

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I don't paint my grills, i sand them from the back to make it look more realistic..
 

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do you have any pics?
 

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Originally posted by NortherntoucH@Dec 11 2003, 06:27 PM~1393941
I don't paint my grills, i sand them from the back to make it look more realistic..
That's the idea for my '64 & '65 Impalas as well as my '65 Rivi and maybe the '62 Belair! :)
 

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paint thinner mixed with water put it on a q-tip and gently put on unwated spots but wipe it fast or it will take the chrome off 2

maybee goo gone will work
 
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