How to Paint a Chrome Grill Black

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Step by Step Guide to Paint a Chrome Grill Black

Are you wondering about how to paint a chrome grill black? Well! It is not that difficult a task. All you need for doing this is some simple and easy-to-buy items and a complete guideline to make sure that you are doing it right.

In this blog, we are going to share an easy and complete guide to painting a chrome grill black at your home. You will see how easy and simple this task is!

How to Paint a Chrome Grill Black?

Painting your chrome grill on your own is not rocket science. All you have to do is relax and decide the color that the chrome grill actually needs. Oh! It’s already a decided one and it’s black.

One thing important to identify is the type of chrome grill. If it is an older one it may require some extra steps to make it the best outcome here. Here is a complete guide for you to paint a chrome grill at home. By following this, one can easily paint its chrome grill on his own.

Materials you may need for painting the chrome grill:

First of all, you have to gather all the materials to jump into the step-by-step guide. All of these materials are very easy to find and you can get them from any nearest hardware shop. These materials may include:

  • Dupli Color Black
  • Dupli Color protective clear coat finish
  • Grit scuff pad (800)
  • Wet or dry sandpaper (2,000 grit)
  • Grit sandpaper (2004-400)
  • Knife or flathead screwdriver
  • Dupli Color scratch filler primer
  • T20 Torx bit driver
  • Soapy water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sponge Sponge
  • Paper towel
  • Elbow grease
  • Socket wrench (10 mm)
  • Gloves

Optional Materials:

  • Beer
  • Phillips head screwdriver

Step-by-Step Guide to Paint the Chrome Grill 

Step: 1 Get your Grill Detached 

In the first step, you have to take the Phillips head screwdriver, wrenches, and flathead screwdriver. Get off the 10 mm bolts from your grill and also off the pop-up clips from its head side. Then you may notice some plastic tabs on the lower side that are holding the grill.

You have to pop these up and lightly bring the grill out. While doing this, you have to be extra careful that it does not damage any side of your grill.

Step: 2 Detach the Grill and Surrounds Consciously 

Only detaching the chrome grill is not enough as it has its private surroundings too. For detaching its surroundings, just take a T20 Torx bit drive and with this, you have about 10 metal tabs to open.

It will be easy if you try to pull the grill and nosy the plastic detached from the metal tab. As you detach all the ten tabs, you may get 6 primary tabs more. But these are light and easy to remove. And they will simultaneously come apart just by depressing slightly.

Step: 3 Clean your Grill Surface 

While painting, this one is the most crucial part. Because if any dirt or debris residue remains under the painting, it gives a scratchy painted outcome. So it is better to remove all the tints of sap, bugs, or grease.

It is a very straightforward step as you just need some soap and a sponge. Wipe the sponge with soapy water and clean the grill. It will remove all the existing fust and give you the best surface for painting.

Step: 4 Do Some Scuffing 

Although cleaning is important, it may not make the surface prepared completely for metal. And you may require 300-400 grit paper here for some scuffing. You have to tackle the paper and start scuffing the whole surface.

It might be a difficult job for you, but it will help you greatly if you continue it unless it properly covers the surface widely. You may also try some beer here as well as alcohol can also make this step a little bit better and faster for you.

Step: 5 Even Out All the Scratches 

Well! In this step, you need the Dupli scratch filler primer. However, its packaging description will guide you on how to use it. Once you are done with scuffing, you have to make the surface uneven and spotty.

Therefore, you have to do at least 3/ 4 layers of castings on the surface. For this, you may grab an 800 grit pad for even the grill’s surface out.

Step: 6 Start the Painting 

In this step, you have to take the paint and make your coatings start. And for this, you need to coat the surface up with paint. It might be more like the repetition of step 5. But the only difference will be 10 minutes to break with each coating.

In addition, you also have to take a half an hour break before applying a new layer. Do not forget to check out the painting wisely and ensure that it is well distributed on the entire surface.

Step: 7 Clear the Coatings 

The next one is to clear the coatings. For this, at very first you have to lather, and then rise. And the same two steps go on repetition. This step may clear the nozzle out completely.

Step: 8 Sanding 

In case you find any uneven surface left on the grill, take a 2000 grit sandpaper. It will be best when you have to do a little gentle here with the scrubbing thing.

First, spray some water and then scrub the surface to get the smoothest finishing. Along with it, you can also use alcohol to get a shiny surface.

Step: 9 Assemble your Grill

The last step will be assembling the chrome grill. And it might be the backward repetition of the first step. You have to be very conscious to avoid any mistakes.  

For now that you know how to paint a chrome grill black, you can do it quite easily by yourself. Just follow the above-mentioned tips to do it just right.


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