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S class radiator grill - paint it black

S class radiator grill - paint it black

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Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I want to change the grill colour on my 2003 S350. Its currently chrome in colour and I am wondering will it be good to just prime it and spray it.

Is it really this straight forward, or am I gonna regret it and get a porr finish ????

chris333

906 posts

148 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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sounds foolproof, look forward to seeing the results!

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Famous last words....well this fool is gonna try it. I can always buy another one off Ebay if it goes tits.

Aeroresh

1,328 posts

141 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Cant see it working too well to be honest!

You'll need to rub down the chrome grill loads ti get a key and even then as soon as you get a stone chip it will show.

Best buying a black plastic one off ebay in the first place imo.

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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The solution appears to be plasti dip. And you can peel it off if you don't like it, having spoken with them and if what they say is straight, it should do the job nicely.
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LeighW

968 posts

97 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Zippyworld said:
I want to change the grill colour on my 2003 S350. Its currently chrome in colour and I am wondering will it be good to just prime it and spray it.

Is it really this straight forward, or am I gonna regret it and get a porr finish ????
I did this with my CLK. Granted, I did do it with a used grill I got from ebay in case it didn't go well, but it looks good IMO. You need to make sure you prep it well, ie get the chrome off, or it will chip very easily. Pic in my profile.

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Did you use plasti dip ?

LeighW

968 posts

97 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Zippyworld said:
Did you use plasti dip ?
Nope, sprayed it.

LeighW

968 posts

97 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Zippyworld said:
Did you use plasti dip ?
Nope, sprayed it.

Pentoman

4,755 posts

172 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I had a spare which had greyed. I sandpapered it, primed it twice with Halfords plastic primer, and sprayed with Matt.
It has held up okay but on close inspection stone chips have removed the paint showing the grey underneath. Next time I would try another solution.

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Ok, ordered Plasti dip. Will report back.

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Ok, Did the plasti - dip and it looks great. Tried to post a piccie but it wouldn't have it. Anyway the car is for sale now and the pictures are on PH's classifieds.

yellowbentines

3,868 posts

116 months

Tuesday 30th October 2012
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Can I ask why did you paint the grill if you were selling the car?

Its a luxury car, if I was buying one I wouldn't get past the first photo - there's just something about S Class + DIY mods that will put a lot of buyers off.

Zippyworld

Original Poster:

600 posts

93 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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No you can't.

yellowbentines

3,868 posts

116 months

Wednesday 31st October 2012
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Zippyworld said:
No you can't.
That's the spirit! Good luck with the sale.

matc

4,618 posts

116 months

Thursday 1st November 2012
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yellowbentines said:
Zippyworld said:
No you can't.
That's the spirit! Good luck with the sale.
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