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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, How to remove grill for painting in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Okay, so i searched and it seems i can remove the upper grill without taking the bumper off. My question ...
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    Question How to remove grill for painting

    Okay, so i searched and it seems i can remove the upper grill without taking the bumper off. My question is the lower grill, can it be removed without removing the bumper? Any body got pics? I am looking to blast and then paint and clear this tonight, so any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Ok, so i removed the upper by just pushing out the plastic pins, then once it was out i was able to do the same thing to the lower.

    Does anyone know what material the wire mesh is? It is not magnetic, so it may be polished stainless?

    I will post pics later.

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    i guess you are planning on getting it sand blasted. i need to have mine redone as well. ( painted before)

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Yeah, i blasted it myself last night... that shit makes a mess when you dont have a booth

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    so since its not magnetic how do people get them powdercoated? i thought it had to be magnetized to have the powder stick to it? are people just getting them painted?

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Are you going to paint the grill, or are you having it powder coated? Powder coating will hold up better to the abuse that the front end takes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zo6PwRd View Post
    so since its not magnetic how do people get them powdercoated? i thought it had to be magnetized to have the powder stick to it? are people just getting them painted?
    If he is having them powder coated (not painted) than they just need to be metal. They don't need to be magnetic. The metal parts are electricaly charged (positive), and the powder is negitively charged; so it sticks to the part.

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    here she is all done

    Attachment 53451

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ that looks nice!

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    did it get painted or pc?

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    he painted it.

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    what do you guys think about just painting the crome trim ? [IMG][/IMG]

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Its a really small pic, but I think I like it

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Quote Originally Posted by lilgCTS-V View Post
    what do you guys think about just painting the crome trim ? [IMG][/IMG]

    that looks good.

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    Quote Originally Posted by AL-ZiLLa View Post
    that looks good.
    i dont recall anyone ever doing it so i think im gunna go for it thanks for the positive feedback

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    Re: How to remove grill for painting

    There may be other, better threads to bump, but I found this one while searching. How does one remove the upper grille without removing the bumper? When I removed the grille to powdercoat it a few years ago, I pulled the bumper. If I can get the grille off without all that work I would much rather do it that way.

    So, what's the trick?
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