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    Jayfrigginjones is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Return Grille to stock?

    Hi guys, I'm just now realizing the previous owner of my V painted the front mesh(s) black. The upper one still looks fine but the lower is chipping pretty bad.

    Any suggestions on getting the paint off?

    Thanks in advance
    Jay


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfrigginjones
    Hi guys, I'm just now realizing the previous owner of my V painted the front mesh(s) black. The upper one still looks fine but the lower is chipping pretty bad.

    Any suggestions on getting the paint off?

    Thanks in advance
    Jay
    I'll send you my stocks lets trade .. I just bought it 2012 so mine are clean send me pics of yours

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Thanks for the offer, but I would suggest dipping your grille. Once I get the chipping paint off mine I will probably redo it; just better

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    dip will fill the chips. Just respray with a couple of coats and you'll be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayfrigginjones
    Thanks for the offer, but I would suggest dipping your grille. Once I get the chipping paint off mine I will probably redo it; just better
    When u say dip you mean plasti dip? What do u suggest I do?

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    yes, plasti-dip, just spray the grilles and it'll cover chips. no need to take it all off. take off your front bumper (10 minutes) then take off the grilles and spray them. You'll be good to go!


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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain McFunk View Post
    yes, plasti-dip, just spray the grilles and it'll cover chips. no need to take it all off. take off your front bumper (10 minutes) then take off the grilles and spray them. You'll be good to go!
    That looks way better than my painted pieces. Sold me. I'll give it a shot this weekend...unless you can only get the stuff online? Who might stock plasti-dip?

    Jay

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Lowes and Home Depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsandhu

    When u say dip you mean plasti dip? What do u suggest I do?
    ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanScott
    Lowes and Home Depot
    Did u take off the grille? How many costs? Did you spray the trim above it too? Above the grill?

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Here you go...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...lle-dippd.html

    No need to remove the front clip, just cover overspray areas and you will be fine. What pieces you spray are up to you. I left the chrome surround untouched. Either way the dip peels very easily if laid down if 5 or 6+ coats.

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    Quote Originally Posted by Purple87SS View Post
    Here you go...

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...lle-dippd.html

    No need to remove the front clip, just cover overspray areas and you will be fine. What pieces you spray are up to you. I left the chrome surround untouched. Either way the dip peels very easily if laid down if 5 or 6+ coats.
    Make sure you cover the entire front fascia.

    The aerosal cans of PD use a crude tip and even with 6-8" of cover spraying 7-8"" away I overshot as much as 2-3' from the surface.

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    I concur M5eater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    Make sure you cover the entire front fascia.
    I overshot as much as 2-3' from the surface.
    2-3' or 2-3" ???

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    Re: Return Grille to stock?

    You will be buffing the overspray off your paint if you don't cover a MINIMUM of 3 feet from the area you are spraying. The shit floats in the air...

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