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Old 24th December 2012, 01:08   #1
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Anyone paint/upgrade their "lower grill"

Anyone paint or upgrade their lower grill. The mesh piece below the front plate? I was looking head on at my car the other day and I felt like it looked ugly and out of place. Maybe painting it black would look better. Any pics of mods or paint? do you have to remove it to paint it or can you just tape it off and spray. Thanks
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Old 29th December 2012, 04:11   #2
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Nobody has painted or replaced their lower mesh grill?
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Old 29th December 2012, 15:41   #3
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I replaced mine with the ACS grill
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Old 30th December 2012, 05:21   #4
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Hmmmm im thinking I would rather just spray it black. Anyone recommend a good spray paint? And im guessing its fine to just tape it off and do a light coat and that should do the trick?

Also maybe a clear coat spray after it drys to give it a glossy look?

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Isn't the original already black
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Isn't the original already black
It is... maybe the OP wants to make it glossy black... that might look pretty good, especially if the Kidney Grille is also gloss black.
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Its black but it really fades with time. Looks more metal/gray now. My kidney grills are carbon fiber but the rims are piano black. I think a glossy black would look nice. Any idea what paint i should get? I have no experience with this. Im guessing I just clean it, tape off the painted areas, tape the back of it off with paper so paint doesnt get into the car and just spray a light coat and let it dry? Any advice on what type of spray paint I should get that will hold up well?
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Its black but it really fades with time. Looks more metal/gray now. My kidney grills are carbon fiber but the rims are piano black. I think a glossy black would look nice. Any idea what paint i should get? I have no experience with this. Im guessing I just clean it, tape off the painted areas, tape the back of it off with paper so paint doesnt get into the car and just spray a light coat and let it dry? Any advice on what type of spray paint I should get that will hold up well?
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They fade over time. When I install my new front lip, I'm planning on painting the mesh gloss black with a clear coat. I think that it will make the front end look much better and hope that the clear coat will stave off the fading.
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I know some paint them ///M with different colours
not sure if it'd look good on e63/64s.
The one I saw was on black M5 with white/silver/black/ and with white letter M
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