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PostSubject: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:13 pm

ok so kinda got sick of the chrome stock crosshairs/grill... I got the honeycomb insert awhile ago..

so looked around for a flat black crosshair...like on the Daytonas... could only find em new for like $300 ...

so decided to sand a chrome one down and see how it comes out..
Thanks Metallic Blue for your stock grill!!

quick write up...

step one...
take you grill out -

step 2- remove the slats or honeycomb...

step 3- get to sanding... I used a coarse sandpaper (think 220) to reall rough up the surface and remove the shiny finish of the chrome (looked like brushes nickel when done) be SURE to get all the corners and edges... the corners abit tough when ya got catcher mitts for hands... so bend the sandpaper and get em...

step 4- really clean off the dust...I used my air compressor and then wiped it down REAL good...

step 5 - PAINT..
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used this for the flat black and came out real nice... (it dont need primer or sanding)
start with a light misting over the whole surface..using long side to side spraying..
let dry a good 1hr betwen coats maybe less if you in a warm area (I'm not!)

step 6- after shes all dry..make SURE its dry, so you dont put fingerprint is semi cured paint!! reinsert your honeycomb!

step 7- reinsert your grill!

step 8- enjoy the NEW look of your front end!



before pic (wife camera from awhile agaon on a bright sunny day)
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after ..(my camera on a cold overcast chicago winter day) but the difference is soooooooooooo much nicer in person!
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easy project scale of one to tem...MAYBE a 7...with removing and sanding... Hope this helps someone!
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:21 pm

Nice write up Chris and it looks damn good...

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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:25 pm

Thanks vic...its a real nice difference!

never really liked the chrome... and the flat black goes well with all the other flat black stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:28 pm

looks good darty! just so you know though that black crosshair from mopar is like $120. i'll get you a part # if you need it.
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:34 pm

yeah dave get me that! everywhere I found it was $250-$300... or maybe that was with the honeycomb and all with it... but do send me the parts # and a site to get it if you know one...Thanks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 3:40 pm

that looks 100% better than chrome! congrats chris
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 4:23 pm

That is the same paint u use on all the parts of my car... works amazing...
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 4:26 pm

Dartboy wrote:
yeah dave get me that! everywhere I found it was $250-$300... or maybe that was with the honeycomb and all with it... but do send me the parts # and a site to get it if you know one...Thanks!!!

for sure chris. that has to be y it was so expensive, i think u r right

irishrt5.7 wrote:
That is the same paint u use on all the parts of my car... works amazing...

ditto bro
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 6:42 pm

That looks WAY better man!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 7:34 pm

Great write up and it looks fantastic! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 8:34 pm

i hated the chrome cross hair. i hate chrome anything, but i thought you were attached to that thing. looks way better now Chris. nice job.

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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 8:36 pm

Looks great man, I cannot WAIT to get mine off and get those rims off my car. No more chrome for me as well.

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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2010, 11:42 pm

Me Likey!

And since I couldn't even GIVE my chrome grille away in a "Pay It Forward," I'm offering it up as the official first target for a CAMM Shooting Outing once it warms up.
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Iguanaman wrote:
Me Likey!

And since I couldn't even GIVE my chrome grille away in a "Pay It Forward," I'm offering it up as the official first target for a CAMM Shooting Outing once it warms up.


Planning it!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2010, 12:15 am

eviltrycycle wrote:
Iguanaman wrote:
Me Likey!

And since I couldn't even GIVE my chrome grille away in a "Pay It Forward," I'm offering it up as the official first target for a CAMM Shooting Outing once it warms up.


Planning it!!!!!

Boo-yaaa!!! Let's break out the firepower!
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I want to shoot a fridge...

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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2010, 12:53 am

Iguanaman wrote:
Me Likey!

And since I couldn't even GIVE my chrome grille away in a "Pay It Forward," I'm offering it up as the official first target for a CAMM Shooting Outing once it warms up.

I think Chris is looking for one of these so he can paint 'em up.
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2010, 9:23 am

The flat black looks way better than chrome. Nicely done - thanks for the write up.
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That looks really good! Nice job thumbsup
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Looks good man!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to- paint those chrome crosshairs   How to- paint those chrome crosshairs I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 6:38 am

Looks good bro, whats up with all the Chrome Haters. lol

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Its ugly... hey you asked... lol
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