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    06 STS W/Black Grill

    So i decided to paint my stock grill black...I like the look of the mesh grill but it's too pricey.
    Let me know what you think...
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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    I think it is a vast improvement over stock grey.
    I wonder how body color would look?

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    I thought of matching the body color but my future plan is to paint the roof, glossy black.

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    Might want to vinyl it first, just to make sure you like it.

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    I have a metallic blue 05 sts I might do black plastidip sorta curious how it would look

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    I thought about the Vynil until I saw a red ATS with the custom black top. I asked the owner if it was Vynil or paint, he said it was paint and it looked excellent. Besides, I think with the florida sun, the vynil will eventually start peeling.

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    Oh, ok. As long as you know what it's going to look like.

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    Lol...I'm very confident that it will look good, so far I'm very satisfied with the grill. I was little unsure about doing it at first. It made a big difference for little $$

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    Nice look luis!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cadzilla8 View Post
    I have a metallic blue 05 sts I might do black plastidip sorta curious how it would look
    Also have a blue chip 06, i didn't want to mess with my oem grille so I ordered the e&g mesh grille 2 days ago and will be plasti dipping it and wrapping all the chrome trims on the car. Tinting the tails too

    Also dipping the rims, the vossens will go in later on in the year

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    I was thinking of doing something similar, but with automotive vinyl wrap. If you are going to do your roof, vinyl would be cheaper, and it can look great if done right. Google vainly wrapped vette to see some good pics. The wraps are designed to withstand the elements. I didn't see any issues with doing it here, and in AZ the sun is mf'er.

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    Thank you Luis. I've been wondering how my red'06 would look with a dark gray grill. Now that I've seen your picture I reckon I'll get on with it.

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    Too bad they changed the later STS red. The 2006 is better, IMHO.

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    I have 05 sts red.. love the look.. how did you go about it? pro? self?

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    Re: 06 STS W/Black Grill

    Now you guys got me thinking about the vynil....I got a qoute to paint the roof for $300.00...not sure how much cheaper vynil would be. Plasti dipping the rims? Sounds like a good idea.
    @Swanka, I did it myself. Took me about 4 hours (That's including drying time) All you have to do is remove the grill, wash it, sand it down, wash it again, remove the Crest, prime it, then apply 3 to 4 coats of w.e color paint you want>

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    So no problems with the vinyl? no fading or peeling?

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    Gloss Black Vinyl

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