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Old 06-14-2002, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default painted factory grill wrx

couldnt get a good picture today cause it was raining out.

will post better picts later.

btw, it was a real b'tch painting it. turned out real nice though. hehehe. cost = $12 and about 8 hours of time. it just took too long to mask and etc.
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:46 PM   #2
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btw, here's the grill only. tried to make it as factory as possible.
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:54 PM   #3
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That looks really nice man!

What was the name of the paint you used?
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Old 06-15-2002, 12:16 AM   #4
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that looks really good? what kind of paint? was it a spraypaint?
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Old 06-15-2002, 01:04 AM   #5
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Yeah that does look pretty cool. Please tell us what kind of paint. If they have Aspen white I might try it.
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Old 06-15-2002, 01:28 AM   #6
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thanx guys. i just used some duplicolor spray paint. before you paint though, you will need to sand the trim with a 400grit sand paper, then use some adhesion promoter (or paint bond). without sanding, the adhesion promoter doesnt stick well to that dark graphite paint.

it takes a lot of time to mask it.

the silver i used was 'brilliant silver.' duplicolor sells platinum silver in the smaller can. i clearcoated it at the end.
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Old 06-15-2002, 08:16 AM   #7
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Nice job. I'v been thinking about doing that for months. I also thought of painting the black thingies behind the foglights to match.
Looks nice.
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Old 06-15-2002, 10:53 AM   #8
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As a newbie, I have to ask. . . what did you paint on the grill? And what did it look like before?
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Old 06-15-2002, 01:04 PM   #9
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mantis - thanks. yeh its a lot of hard work masking it.

sds - i left the grill factory (no paint). its like a metallic dark gray.

here's a pict of it before. note the arrow.
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Old 06-15-2002, 02:18 PM   #10
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i wonder how it would look with the mesh part painted also? probably not that great, but i can't help thinking about it.
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Old 06-15-2002, 05:28 PM   #11
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yeh, it's gonna be a real paint to spray that because you will need to sand every surface of the mesh..i mean, you can probably do it given the time. also, what you might wanna consider is to sand just the face of the mesh and paint it another color such as blue or red or something. might be cool.
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Old 06-15-2002, 09:58 PM   #12
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here's the after picture...
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Old 06-15-2002, 10:21 PM   #13
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nice work. you going to try that on your OEM lip? or the sidemirrors? that is the reason that i bought the black I like what you did, though. Very subtle, but noticeable.
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Old 06-15-2002, 11:20 PM   #14
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Nice work man. Dumb question... how difficult/easy was it to remove? Too lazy to go out and look myself. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2002, 11:30 PM   #15
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thanks for the info
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Old 06-16-2002, 08:54 AM   #16
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thanks guys. yeh i was thinking about doing the lip too, but when I photoshopped it last night to see how it would look the lines looked too busy...so will leave it as that. the other item i am planning to paint is that black molding that is in front of the rear fender on both sides near the bottom. wonder why they made it black...to save cost probably....

the grill is really easy to remove. all you need is a long regular head screw driver or something similar to get to the 2 clips that are behind the grill. might want a flash light to look down behind the grill from the top. there are 4 clips on the top where you just take your thumb and push down on this small lever thingie on the clip. just do one side at a time (ex: right side first, then left side)...pulls right off. really easy. btw, when you put the grill back on the car, remember to push up on the small lever thinges as they do not have a spring return.

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Old 06-16-2002, 09:03 AM   #17
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btw, this is that black molding im talking about on the arrow.

it distorts the lines.
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Old 06-16-2002, 11:09 AM   #18
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Yeah I hate that stupid black thing by the rear tire. I will need to paint that also. What kind and size are those? Your car looks great...keep up the good work. Thanks, Rob
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Old 06-16-2002, 04:54 PM   #19
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I have an extra stock grill, if anyone wants to play around with it --- $50
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Old 06-16-2002, 06:59 PM   #20
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Oh man, I love grills...especially in the summer time with cuties running around in short shorts...sigh
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Old 06-17-2002, 01:25 AM   #21
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WRX_02_227 - thanx. btw, are you asking about the wheels? size is 17x7. yeh, im thinking about painting that black piece real soon. i need to go buy some clearcoat first.

yah, masking the grill is pretty tricky, so if you're not use to painting might be good to have an extra grill for backup.
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Old 06-17-2002, 10:20 AM   #22
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nice pic's. Could you take a pic of the front at an angle? Would like to see it from another perspective, instead of straight on.

Thanks
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Old 06-17-2002, 12:23 PM   #23
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Default what store did you buy the paint and clearcoat from?

Was a local hardware store?
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Old 06-17-2002, 01:19 PM   #24
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here's another pict from the side.

i got the paint at a local Autozone. westcoast guys try like Kragen, Pepboys, etc.
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Old 06-17-2002, 01:28 PM   #25
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Sweet, looks real good. Have you ever thought about painting the black part that goes across your front bumper?
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