View Full Version : Best Paint for Grill/Trim
06-05-2006, 07:10 PM
Im thinking about painting my headlight bezels and grill black. What method and type of paint do you guys recomend so I dont have to redo this job in a couple weeks from kamakazi bugs.
06-05-2006, 07:33 PM
When I did the front end of my old F-150, I scrubbed it down real good, then laid down coats of Rustoleum Semi-Gloss Black, followed by a couple coats of Duplicolor Clearcoat. It held up good when cleaning with a pressure washer, too.
On the '91 GM, I used Krylon Satin Black for plastics. The only thing that I messed up on was that I should have used an adhesion promoter. Reason is, while following a truck, dirt got kicked up and chipped some of the paint off. Not much, but I will have to repaint it sooner or later.
I would recommend doing it the way I did the F-150. It held up much better than the '91's did.
06-05-2006, 08:52 PM
Did your rough it up with sand paper or just clean it really well?
06-05-2006, 08:55 PM
For the F-150, I just scrubbed it down good. For the '91 GM, I used a 320 grit sandpaper (one of those wet sand, sponge type) and went over it lightly. Mainly to get the grime off of the plastic.
06-05-2006, 10:08 PM
When I did my dads grille on the merc I sanded it down to give the primer something to grip on to. After I sanded it down I washed it up really good with Dawn. Great degreaser and really cheap. Then primed and painted it.
Grand Marquis GT
06-06-2006, 02:06 AM
I love that truck, mang...
06-06-2006, 02:24 AM
Krylon Fusion for plastics...clean and paint, no prep needed. Just be careful it likes to run on chrome at first.
06-06-2006, 12:32 PM
I took some 400 grit to the trim and hit it with satin black krylon fusion.
The guy who owns this 83' Bird bought my Zephyr.
06-06-2006, 12:46 PM
That will looks sweet with the blackout and the amber lenses you made.
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