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1970 Chevelle SS Black Plastic Grille Paint Needed

Looking for a method to paint a black plastic grille to a gloss black paint that will resist stone and bug chips, etc., and will not lift or flake off in the corners or edges.



In order to skuff the surface down to apply a primer/surfacer or plastic adhesion promoter requires hours of sanding. Is there a recommended procedure that will keep paint on this grille?

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if not properly prepped and even then it will chip. check this link out it is a better way to go

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Shows me the same flat black plastic grille that I have which is brand new.
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check this out it comes in a gloss black and if not glossy enough for you they have a gloss coating to go on top about 7.99 a can. check the link out.

http://www.plastidip.com/blog/2011/1...dip-enhancers/
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I think, you may be on to something there, killer. That may work....thanks for the imput.
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anytime, that is what we all try to do on here. good luck. post up a few pictures when it's done.
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To do it right you need to sand prime and paint. Spray bomb will work ok but it will peel and look like crap.If you are clearcoating it add flex agent in the clear and it will help alot towards not getting stone chips cause it will be more durable.
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Like everyone has stated, prep is 99% of the process. Getting the parts clean and grease free is mandatory. Get yourself some grey ScotchBrite, some TSP (trisodiumphosphate) and some hot water and go to it. Scrubbing the grille with the TSP and hot water will de-grease AND prep the surface for paint. Get down into every corner with the ScotchBrite. ScotchBrite works so much better for this then sandpaper. Do this as many times as it takes to get an evenly sanded surface. Once it is prepped do not handle the parts with your bare hands.
It this point you can spray it with just about any paint you like. For toughness I would recommend a good BC/CC.
Just a note on the flex agent additive. It burns off after short time. It is there just to help in the installation of flexible parts and it does not last long.
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I would scuff it with a maroon scotchbrite, shoot 2 coats of SPI Epoxy on it, then top coat it with SPI single stage black.
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