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We had a little extra paint so I figured I would try this out.

Saw a post where someone had done it last week and it really sets the chrome off and the clear lights.

Only had a cell phone at the time here are some pics
Its an acrylic enamel paint, we were spraying something else and had some left over.I also removed the smoked bug shield and painted that same color it was looking worn out





 

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looks good man! I just did this to the grill on my friend's black 97 reg cab. ford should have painted those black right from the factory
 

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cooooool. I thought about doin that before I pulled my grill off.
 

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Looks great. Makes me want some clear headlights, and I like how you went for the glossy look.
I agree ford should have painted the grille black from the factory, the argent doesnt agree with the bumper trim very well.
Here's a shot from when I painted my grill black. I used Krylon Fusion for plastic, that stuff works great.
 

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the clear lights really set off a white truck.

I painted bug shield too, it was old and worn and covering a ding in the front of hood. So without fixing hood and painting etc. I descided to repaint the shield for now so It does not look so bad

 

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You guys have any problems with it chipping bad from road rocks or big ass bugs or anything? I really like that look.
 

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I did mine with semi gloss. Just made the chrome really pop. I think I just Kylon rattle can. never had a problems with it peeling or chipping
 

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You guys have any problems with it chipping bad from road rocks or big ass bugs or anything? I really like that look.
I painted mine last april. No chips yet.
 

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:whs: i did mine over a year ago with spray can paint and its got several road trips on it and no chips
 

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How long does it take to mask off the chrome part of the grill?
 

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it took me about an hr to tape it up, and i had chitty tape to work with. about 20-25 mins to sand it down them sprayed three coats of black on it, once one was dry to the touch i did the next. all done it was only like a two hour job plus drying time
 

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ok, thanks!!
 

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I've a white pickup so i went with white rattle can. That and clear headlights makes the front end look kinda bleached.
 

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mine might have taken 30 min. but we have been doing alot of painting and masking so we work pretty fast and 2 people working on it mixing paint etc.

It shouldnt take more than 2 hours if you take your time and rattle can it
 

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i would have had it done much quicker but the tape i used was old and chitty it kept tearing when i didnt want it to and wasnt flexable anymore. i shoulda just went out and got some good tape but i was feelin kinda lazy :pointlaugh:
 
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