runfor5

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Recently asked about the grey color code for bumpers and fender flares, in the meantime I repainted the plastic black grille insert on my Sport trim. Had never used the below SEM paint products, and time will tell how it holds up, but it sprayed and went on very well and looks great! Much better than my faded black (essentially white lol) grille before. Super subtle but hey it all adds up.

The larger grille assembly comes out w some torx screws (I had all this off to replace headlight assemblies anyhow). Once off, the black grille insert pops out of tabs from the larger grille. I cleaned it, let it dry, scuffed it up w a green scotch beige pad, cleaned again and let it dry. I then used the SEM plastic adhesion promoter, follow instruction on the can, then did the black trim paint top coat.

SEM plastic adhesion promoter:
SEM 39863 Plastic Adhesion Promoter Aerosol - 14.8 oz. https://a.co/d/cKMtzuc

SEM black plastic trim spray paint (yes product photo on AMZN is different than can I received):
SEM 39143 Trim Black Aerosol - 15 oz. https://a.co/d/5ZUazws

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Look great! I hope it holds up.

I am not good with paint. I did the reverse on mine. I left the out grill black and painted the inner grill to match the body. It looked great (to me) but did not hold up.
 

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Look great! I hope it holds up.

I am not good with paint. I did the reverse on mine. I left the out grill black and painted the inner grill to match the body. It looked great (to me) but did not hold up.
Haha well this went much smoother w less time between coats then the control arms I've been painting at the same time. I had used Krylon a lot helping my dad on stuff, but all I have found for sale where I live now is Rustoleum products (HD, Advance, Lowe's, etc.) which the cans say take 48 hours to fully dry for BOTH their primer and top coat. Very annoying. I don't have that kind of patience lol.
 

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KRYLON for plastic is a great product, if you can still find it....

Like the SEM, but it starts over $50 quart + calls for adhesion promoter.. more $$$$$
 

sleazy rider

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Heh, I tore mine apart when I got it two years ago to do this, but I just used flat black spray can paint. It still looks fine. Prep work's the key and you did it right.
 

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