: PlastiDip grill peotection



2112rush2112
07-08-13, 08:46 PM
I was thinking of blacking out my grill (original I know) and I was curious to know how you guys got behind the grill to protect the radiator. I've seen pics of people disassembling the whole front end and I'm really not interested in going through THAT much trouble. Any advice is appreciated.

45LongColt
07-08-13, 10:46 PM
When you open up the hood you can remove the plastic shroud that covers the area leading down behind the grill. The space is large enough to fit plastic grocery bags between using a wooden dowl or yardstick. You can also push them in from the grill as well, just spread them around by using a large blade screw driver through the grill spaces. Make sure before you spray none of the bags are touching any portion of the grill. Take your time and move them to cover the radiators and other components. Allow plasti dip to cure good before pulling up the bags through the top opening where you removed the shroud. I used a straighten coat hanger with a small curve to the tip to hook the bags and pull them up and out.

Took me longer to prep and remove the bags than it did to spray it. Good luck!

45LongColt

2112rush2112
07-08-13, 11:06 PM
Thanks. I took the shroud that you mentioned last weekend but I wasn't too confident that I could get bags in the small opening......much less get them back out lol. I'll probably try again this weekend.

spdmn75
07-20-13, 11:39 AM
where are you buying plastidip?

2112rush2112
07-20-13, 04:31 PM
I got it at Lowe's. I think it's about $6 a can

spearfish25
07-27-13, 05:38 PM
Any pics guys? Thinking about tackling the grilles soon.

MSOsr
07-28-13, 03:08 PM
Any pics guys? Thinking about tackling the grilles soon.

Here's mine done last year...still no problems.

Mike

spearfish25
07-28-13, 05:31 PM
Here's mine done last year...still no problems.

Mike

Sweet. That's exactly what I want. Did you prime it before or glossify after? Or just straight black plasti dip?

MSOsr
07-31-13, 11:54 AM
Sweet. That's exactly what I want. Did you prime it before or glossify after? Or just straight black plasti dip?

Just straight Plasti-dip. No glossifier and no priming.

Mike

spearfish25
07-31-13, 12:41 PM
Just did mine up the other day. Straight black dip, 5 coats. Came out awesome. I really couldn't be more pleased with it. Thanks.

brentwoodCaddy
07-31-13, 11:39 PM
Finishing mine now. Pretty easy to work with, and it does look good.

Xaqtly
08-04-13, 12:40 PM
I fed newspapers down into the space right behind the grilles. It only took maybe an hour total prep time, really not bad.

http://xaqtly.com/ctsv/dip3.jpg

http://xaqtly.com/ctsv/dip4.jpg

http://xaqtly.com/ctsv/redip1.jpg