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DanTwoLakes 09-11-2007 02:28 PM

Can someone paint my grille?
 
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Photoshop challenged moderator would like someone to color just the grille on the front of my car. Red to match the color it is now, and also yellow (orange?) to see if I like one better than the other. If someone has an idea of a different color, I'm open to any suggestions. Here are five pictures all the same to work on. Or........tell me how to do it myself, or both! Thanks.

Dan

Chevrolet4x4s 09-11-2007 03:37 PM

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Get youa can of Coca~Cola and some steel wool It'll take the surface rust off and polish it up :thumbup: I use it oun old bike chrome when I redo them.
Shane

1959 Western Flyer Galaxy Flyer

malc 09-11-2007 03:47 PM

Agree, that grill has to stay chrome. :cool:

DanTwoLakes 09-11-2007 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Chevrolet4x4s
Get youa can of Coca~Cola and some steel wool It'll take the surface rust off and polish it up :thumbup: I use it on old bike chrome when I redo them

If it was just surface rust I would not have posted. Take a look at the picture. BTW, try scouring powder (like Comet) when you clean up your chrome.

Chevrolet4x4s 09-11-2007 10:18 PM

MirraChrome from Alsa (www.alsacorp.com). Sprayed over a black basecoat, MirraChrome is intended to look like chrome, but using white for the basecoat gives a softer aluminum look.
http://images.hotrod.com/featuredveh...r+rearview.jpg
http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl...ter/index.html
This would look good :thumbup:
Shane

Edit : looking around on their site and saw the prices
1 Gallon
MirraChrome:
Price: $1,200 :eek: :eek: :eek:

home brew 09-12-2007 01:37 PM

Your grille looks a lot better than the one I found.

http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...t_2005_062.jpg

DanTwoLakes 09-12-2007 03:14 PM

I don't think that's a 48, it's a 46 or 47.

That Mirrachrome is fabulous looking, but priced out of sight. They have a kit with everything you need, but the pint kit is $400. They have another product called Killer Chrome that is a kit with aerosol cans for only $115. Extra cans are $39.95. http://www.alsacorp.com/products/kil...llerchrome.htm That sounds like a winner to me. But.........I could paint it red for practically nothing, 'cuz I just had the front bumper and lip below the grille painted red, and I have paint and epoxy primer left over.

OneMoreTime 09-12-2007 05:09 PM

Caswell..
 
Try these guys http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/index.html

old chrome stuff can be built up and restored to looks new condition,,,

Sam

Jake_Dragon 09-12-2007 06:36 PM

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Hth Yellow is hard

AntnyL 09-12-2007 07:48 PM

Ouch! Those colors are hard on the eyes! :-)
How's about flat black...to match that on the body? Just a thought.

Antny

DanTwoLakes 09-13-2007 08:03 AM

Thanks a lot Jake! What photo software did you do that with? Of the five, the red looks the best to me, but I think I'm going to go with the chrome paint. Thanks for everybody's great input and suggestions. As usual, you guys are the best.

Chevrolet4x4s 09-14-2007 02:33 PM

just remembered the "bumper chrome" paint that CarCraft used on the Rambler dash trim at 7-10 bucks a can you could do it annually for the next 40 years and still not be at the price of the pint-o-paint kit :rolleyes: somethin's wrong there :smash:
Shane


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