Author Topic: Radiator/cooler grille paint job  (Read 2189 times)

Offline gtr a14

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Radiator/cooler grille paint job
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:50:01 am »
Painted the grille to freshen it up, what do you think?

did the same on my a5, painted grille gold to match pinstripe.

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Offline Mettler1

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Re: Radiator/cooler grille paint job
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 04:37:38 pm »
 Thanks for the reminder. My grill could really use a refresher coat or two.
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Offline gtr a14

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Re: Radiator/cooler grille paint job
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 03:00:33 am »
Hi, rubbed down with wire brush attachment on a drill, when sound 3 Good coats of primer, then 2 good coats of automobile spray paint matched as close as i could get.. Then several coats of lacquer.

Painted the a5 gold 4years ago and it still looks like new.  8)

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Re: Radiator/cooler grille paint job
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 03:03:25 pm »
I really like how this looks.  But the angle of the first picture, and the lighter color, makes it look like there's a huge gaping area behind the front wheel.  I think you just kind of hit the one bad angle, as the second picture looks fantastic.  I'm tempted to do this, but in a color similar to the Nocturne Blue of my 06.  I'd rather have it blend in and be a more subtle accent.

But really, the likelihood of me ever actually doing it is pretty slim.  I can manage to put off procrastinating until tomorrow.

Great job, though.
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