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painted grill, overlays, and inserts let me know what you think.

This is a discussion on painted grill, overlays, and inserts let me know what you think. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I painted my grill chrome, added trans am overlays on the side, and put pontiac inserts in the rear. http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...70_13_full.jpg ...

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    painted grill, overlays, and inserts let me know what you think.

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    do the a/c vents on the side man-it'll look more complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    do the a/c vents on the side man-it'll look more complete.
    I was thinking about that, I probably will. Do you think the grill looks right painted? Its a heck of alot cheaper than buying the metals ones off ebay and it different its looks pretty freaking good in my opinion.

    Do you have any secrets or hints on how to get the a/c vents out. I'm thinking that they just stick in but im not sure about it let me know. Thanks
    Last edited by 1 badblack transam 01; 10-30-2005 at 04:08 PM.

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    Open your door and pop them out. You can see them from insie the car with the doors open if I remember right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711
    Open your door and pop them out. You can see them from insie the car with the doors open if I remember right
    Alright man thanks. I looked at it right after dipherent designs posted that but I couldnt tell it was kind of dark in the garage. Thanks for letting me know.

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    looks good, but yeah do the other vents, and get clear corner lenses, they really make a world of difference

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    looks good

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    not to bad looking. But take it from someone that painted theres also, dont spray the vents with one of those automatic or manual car washers, you know the ones that you drive into and you can wash your car with the pressure washer, anyway it will take the paint right off them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noblesramair
    not to bad looking. But take it from someone that painted theres also, dont spray the vents with one of those automatic or manual car washers, you know the ones that you drive into and you can wash your car with the pressure washer, anyway it will take the paint right off them!
    Yea I was figuring it would. Thanks for the tip.

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    Looks Good. What Kind Of Paint?

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    since you asked:

    color: silver is just grey with metal flecking it it. unfortunatly it wont have the brilliant, reflective quality of metal or acrylic. however, against the black, that shit is SHINEY!

    hey, here's an idea-just to protect the enamel paint [i assume it's about the same durability of modeling paint] Buy a can of automotive clear coat and hit them with that a few times. Infact, they make a clearcoat with a metallic finish to it, which might add to the reflection. Only costs about 12$ at auto zone.

    a/c vent removal: they are easilly removed and replaced with the use of a needle-nosed pliar. Gently snag a "hex" near the center and pull-or use 2 pliars at once and pull from the cornes with equal force to distribute the force. They'll come out and go back in like legos

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnyred
    Looks Good. What Kind Of Paint?
    Rust-o-leum at your local wal-mart its chrome of course but it doesn't say it on the can. The lid is chrome.

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    Do you have pics of the side vents? I was thinking about doing mine, but want to be sure it doesn't chip away and look trashy. Hows it holding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone94
    Do you have pics of the side vents? I was thinking about doing mine, but want to be sure it doesn't chip away and look trashy. Hows it holding?
    No im sorry I havent had time to do the side vents yet and im not sure that im going to. But the grill has held up fine and its been thru 2 or 3 wash jobs. I dont think the side vents would flake off, because the grill on mine has been fine and plus the side vents arent getting all the wind pressure that the grill is either. So you should be fine. Good luck

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    Good way to prevent chipping and flaking(if you're not in the mood to put 50 coats of clear over them)

    If you've ever used the fiberglass - resin and hardner.. you can dip them however you need to be able to cool them very specifically or they'll warp from the heat generated by the chemical reaction...

    I'm not saying use sheets of fiberglass.. just the "stuff" you wet the sheets with. Tough tough process but lasts forever if you can keep em cool enough to prevent warping.

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    Looks good man.

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    do it

    when the guy did mine, he had someone hand paint the pontiac black on the headlight and the pontiac on the back bumper also the door trans ams. on the silver body it looks nice and subtle to include sharp

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    I painted mine once but they didn't last looking good for too long. I ended getting stainless steel inserts for the ram air grills and the side vents.

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    Thats probably what I will end up having to do. But I really like the look with the Honey Comb Vents painted chrome. I hope it will hold.

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    Where can you get the stainless steel inserts? Is that what spinnerdesigns sells?

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