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Painting Chrome Grille.

I grabbed a second hand grille off ebay and thought I'd paint it and swap it over on the Cosmo. A bit of research was required to successfully prepare and paint the chrome for best results.

Here's the original grille and the paint I used:

 

 

Step 1
- Wash the parts thoroughly. Depending on the part your painting, you may want to use an old toothbrush to get into any hard to reach places.
- using fine grit emery paper, rough up the surface to give the best adhesion for the primer.
- wash thoroughly again and allow to completely dry.

 

 

Step 2
Read the manufacturers directions on the paint cans and take special note of drying and secondary coat times. Make sure that you apply several thin coats rather than one or two thick coats.
Spray the item with the primer - I used four coats which gave a good finish.

 

 

Step 3

Follow the paint manufacturers recommendations regarding drying time between coats before painting with the final coat. If the instructions are ambiguous, allow 48 hours between primer and top coat.
Once again, make sure that you apply several thin coats rather than one or two thick coats.
I used three coats which gave a good finish.
The forth photo is of the grille bracket that I painted which isn't visible with the bonnet down but cleans up the cosmetics when the bonnet is up.

Finished and installed back on the vehicle!