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Painting the grille today - question

I'm planning to sand it with 600 grit to knock the shine off.

Then I'll spray it with Duplicolor Bedliner, then clear.

Sound like a good plan?


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I'm planning to sand it with 600 grit to knock the shine off.

Then I'll spray it with Duplicolor Bedliner, then clear.

Sound like a good plan?
Just hit it with a red scotchbrite you could even go as course as 180. The liner will cover


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Just hit it with a red scotchbrite you could even go as course as 180. The liner will cover
I would go 180/200, the bedliner likes a "tooth" to grab on to. if you can get an automotive clear it will work better as well.
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I never cleared over mine, should i? Whats the advantages?

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no need to clear coat it. i used a red 3m scuff and cleaned it then put about 2-3 coats o duplicolor. looks good
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I wouldn't clear it.

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I started hitting it with 320 and said "fuck that". Got some 180 grit and it took me an hour to scuff it up. I put 2 coats on the inside and 4 on the outside.

Jeepersheart told me that he put clear on his which is why I was going to do that. But I think it will be harder to touch up so I'm not going to do it. Plus I'm impatient and want to get it back on the JK tomorrow.

I'll post pics in the morning!


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I never cleared over mine, should i? Whats the advantages?

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keep it from getting chalky/fading and evens out the sheen.
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Looks great! I would love to do this to mine I just havent grown a pair yet to take off, scuff and paint on my new jeep.


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nice I did mine about a month a go, used 4 coats of primer and 6 coats of dupi color, black on charcoal gray jeep. looks good but yours shows up great.


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Not sure it looks good on every color JK, but it sure looks great on yellow- especially with black wheels. Nice job.


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I did mine about two years ago, used red scotch brite and 4 coats of duplicolor rattle can... After this winter I noticed it's looking faded and there are a few bubbles popping up. Gonna have to tear it down, re-sand and respray I guess


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Just don't use the Rustoluem bedliner, I've had about four cans of them. For painting non-important things (skids, sliders, etc). Every damn can I've had quits shooting when vertical and you have to hold it upside-down and be on your head to get successful spray out of it...screw that! However I'd consider rolling it onto the grille, it comes in paint cans...I've rolled a car in primer before, it can workout awesome if you take your time. Durable as hell too

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if you wanted to clear it but keep the flat black duplicolor makes a flat clear which is what im going to do mine with
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Wow...I gotta say that looks really good. Half temped to do mine. I really like how the Sahara Tan (my color) is offset by the black trim. Can't wait to go all black rims.

Again, nice work.
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Not sure it looks good on every color JK, but it sure looks great on yellow- especially with black wheels. Nice job.

By itself it can look out of place. But with the right accents Id say it would look sweet on most colors.

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I did mine about two years ago, used red scotch brite and 4 coats of duplicolor rattle can... After this winter I noticed it's looking faded and there are a few bubbles popping up. Gonna have to tear it down, re-sand and respray I guess
Best part about it, easy and cheap fix. Even if you have to do it all over again. Time is money and it can be a PITA but easy to touch up. I did my wheels and if I need to touch em up or even redo it once a year Im happy. I dont mind workin on the jeep.

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Wow...I gotta say that looks really good. Half temped to do mine. I really like how the Sahara Tan (my color) is offset by the black trim. Can't wait to go all black rims.

Again, nice work.
Def get some pics. I dig that sahara tan reaaal bad. Love it with the black accents. Saw one with a trektop. Giggity

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Just don't use the Rustoluem bedliner, I've had about four cans of them. For painting non-important things (skids, sliders, etc). Every damn can I've had quits shooting when vertical and you have to hold it upside-down and be on your head to get successful spray out of it...screw that! However I'd consider rolling it onto the grille, it comes in paint cans...I've rolled a car in primer before, it can workout awesome if you take your time. Durable as hell too
I just had that problem with the cans the other day painting my front bumper, f'n annoying!

I have found with the rustoleum that a bit of clear helps keep it from staining from mud. Around where I live we have that thick red mud and it is a bitch to clean. (yes..I am one of those weird people that actually clean my jeep) if you dont mind the dirt and water stains then I wouldnt bother clear coating
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I took an even simpler route than the rest of you guys. And it'll probably be temporary, but looks great for now.

I used about a can and a half of black Plasti-Dip. About $6/can at Lowe's and a trick I learned in the VW scene. Turned out pretty nice I think. And the nice thing is when you need to redo it, or get tired of it, just peel/pressure wash it off.

And no, those aren't chips. They're bugs. Summer here in NTX sucks ballz!


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I took an even simpler route than the rest of you guys. And it'll probably be temporary, but looks great for now.

I used about a can and a half of black Plasti-Dip. About $6/can at Lowe's and a trick I learned in the VW scene. Turned out pretty nice I think. And the nice thing is when you need to redo it, or get tired of it, just peel/pressure wash it off.

And no, those aren't chips. They're bugs. Summer here in NTX sucks ballz!

Did y'all get a volume discount on AEV hoods? It looked like an AEV hood showcase at the last JK meet! Nice. I think if I feel up to it, mine will get painted in September when it cools off a bit.

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Did y'all get a volume discount on AEV hoods? It looked like an AEV hood showcase at the last JK meet! Nice. I think if I feel up to it, mine will get painted in September when it cools off a bit.
No, actually, my AEV hood only cost me about $250 out of pocket. Insurance paid the rest. I had about $7k worth of hail damage from that first big stom in April that swept through. We had some big ass hail and about 90 mph winds a little after midnight. My Jeep looked like a golf ball for nearly 2 months. There's no way I'd have paid that much for one on my own.

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Well, as my friend the Dentwright the paintless dent repair guy says: HAIL YES! Guess I will park my jeep at DFW next time hail rolls through Dallas.

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I did mine a while ago on deep water blue. I've gotten nothing but compliments on it. I bought a second grill used off of a metallic green JK, sanded it down with coarse sand paper, primed and bedlined. 2 coats of each.. And no clear coat. It's held up really well. Best part is, I hung my original blue JK grill on the wall in my "man den" (after washing off the dead bugs and picking wasp carcasses out of the mesh I installed behind it).
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looked better when it was yellow
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