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Painted Black Grill

Driving around town I'm seeing more the more black grills on JK's.

I have a couple of questions:

Do you like the look?

Do you have a black grill?

What product did you use to paint yours?

I found this at O' Reilly's Auto Parts:
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Would that work?

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Buddy had his rhino lined. I think it looks good and considered doing it at one time.

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How about plastidip? If don't like it, you can take it off.

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Did mine with black plastidip, since my Jeep is black I just wanted to offset the massive amounts of gloss paint all over. Plastidip is easy to do, and if you dont like it just peel it off. This is the best picture I have of it:

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Mine was done with Rustoleum Bedliner. The cowl was done in plasti dip. If I did it again I'd do it in plasti dip because the prep is so much easier and it's not permanent.


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Painted mine with duplicolor bedliner, i taped off the inner slots and around the lights. No regrets here.

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^^ That looks really well done
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Is that a super stubby rock brawler? Something seems different about it...
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I used VHT Engine Enamel for mine. I then masked off and did the trim pieces using the Rugged Ridge grill and light inserts. For the white I used Duplicolor Perfect Match. There's some changes to everything I'd do if I were to do it again, but all in all I'm happy with it.
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might sound funny, but the wife didn't like the idea of doing the whole grill black so we did the black inserts instead. they look really good imo



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^^ That looks really well done
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Agreed.. the same looking I might be going for if my chrome grille thing doesn't pan out.. thou it wouldn't be any sort of bedliner spray..
Good Job.
Thanks, what dont you like about the bedliner?

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The bed liner is good for the bed not the outside of the vehicle.. because of its textured appearance it attracts more debris and is hard to wash.. that's why I said they paint these parts so that don't have to wash them persay..

I guess I'm a neat freak..
I guess you are because my grill , front bumper , rear bumper and rails are all bedlined and I don't have a problem cleaning them
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I used flat black paint. I could probably use a semi and keep it a but cleaner but I'm happy with how it looks in black. Probably the easiest mod you can do that makes a pretty big impact to the look of your jeep.


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I guess you are because my grill , front bumper , rear bumper and rails are all bedlined and I don't have a problem cleaning them
Me either. The bed liner is rubber based and cleans as easy as the OME paint. The OME textured fenders is what wont clean. Those and after market parts that have been powder coated with that winkle shit.

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I used flat black paint. I could probably use a semi and keep it a but cleaner but I'm happy with how it looks in black. Probably the easiest mod you can do that makes a pretty big impact to the look of your jeep.


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I like how you cut your grill. What size tires are those and how much lift are you running. My 37's will rub at full lock and fully stuffed on a 3 inch lift. I have been contemplating trimming the sides but this looks really cool, kinda retro CJish
Do you find that those lite dot turn/marker lights are bright enough? I had some on my MCE fenders on my LJ but they where not bright enough for me.

Oh, and I did mine with Rustoleum. I also did around the sides on the fender to match the bevel of the grill and that runs into the Bushwacker hood protector I have. Kind of hard to tell on the Steel Blue Metalic paint.



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[QUOTE=LILWB;2327210]I like how you cut your grill. What size tires are those and how much lift are you running. My 37's will rub at full lock and fully stuffed on a 3 inch lift. I have been contemplating trimming the sides but this looks really cool, kinda retro CJish
Do you find that those lite dot turn/marker lights are bright enough? I had some on my MCE fenders on my LJ but they where not bright enough for me.

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37's on 3" lift. small rubbing on frame and grill at lock - hence the cut.
Not sure if these LED's are truly bright enough but meh - whatever - I'm legal.
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There is a white Jeep with really large tits driving it around me. One day I saw it parked without the driver and finally noticed the grill was painted.
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There is a white Jeep with really large tits driving it around me. One day I saw it parked without the driver and finally noticed the grill was painted.
Got any pictures of that?
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I guess you are because my grill , front bumper , rear bumper and rails are all bedlined and I don't have a problem cleaning them
Yep, I have no problem cleaning the bedliner.

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I think the classier way to do it now is to find a black factory painted grill or Kind of like the darker grey on the mt. Editions. I duplicolored mine and am on the hunt for a black one. I might just find one to raptor line too. Seems like its coolto plasti dip everything now so im trying to change it up.
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I used VHT Engine Enamel for mine. I then masked off and did the trim pieces using the Rugged Ridge grill and light inserts. For the white I used Duplicolor Perfect Match. There's some changes to everything I'd do if I were to do it again, but all in all I'm happy with it.
That actually looks really cool. Nice job!


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I did mine a couple years ago with the bed liner. It's starting to peel now, so I need to redo or come up with another idea. I like the look of the grey grills on the Mountain Edition Wranglers, so I may go that route.


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That actually looks really cool. Nice job!
Thanks! I figured I try something different. If it came out stupid I had the bed liner on hot standby.

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