1G Sedan factory grill with paint removed

SleepeRspecSedan

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The silver paint on my factory grill was faded and old looking so I decided to strip it down to the bare chrome. I couldn't find any pictures of this being done before so I decided to share my pics. This is my 13 R spec sedan.
 

SleepeRspecSedan

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Sorry if anyone checks this out. Couldn't post the pics. There was a pop up saying that the file was too big, and I can't figure out how to add the pics or remove the thread.
 

EdP

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Sorry if anyone checks this out. Couldn't post the pics. There was a pop up saying that the file was too big, and I can't figure out how to add the pics or remove the thread.
Good chance you have some program on your computer that allows you to edit photos and save them in a smaller size. Irfanview is simple to use for that. Free too
www,irfanview.com
 

NSXNEXT

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That looks pretty good. I'm going the other way. Wrapping my chrome trim in matte gray vinyl to match my wheels.
 

SleepeRspecSedan

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That looks pretty good. I'm going the other way. Wrapping my chrome trim in matte gray vinyl to match my wheels.
Thanks. I would love to see that when it's finished. I wondered what the car would like like with gunmetal or something similar
 

NSXNEXT

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I've done the chrome in the front bumper and both lower door trim. Gotta figure out how to remove the rear bumper. Played around with the door handles too. A little tricky doing it on the car.
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SleepeRspecSedan

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Cool man that's a pretty sweet color with the silver paint. I've never seen a grill like that either.
 

OUsig

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I love the matte dark gray...I would love to change my car to that on all of the chrome
probably wont happen but I am game if anyone wants to come to the Dallas area to try their skills on my car!
 

SleepeRspecSedan

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Could you explain how you did this? Looks really good.
Thanks I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I used 0000 steel wool and basically wet sanded it. A little elbow grease and time to remove the paint and that was it. I was careful not to press too hard so it wouldn't damage it. You may be able to use certain chemicals to remove it but I wasn't really sure what would work without damaging the grill.
 

LESwilliams

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Thanks I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I used 0000 steel wool and basically wet sanded it. A little elbow grease and time to remove the paint and that was it. I was careful not to press too hard so it wouldn't damage it. You may be able to use certain chemicals to remove it but I wasn't really sure what would work without damaging the grill.
Thanks. I may try it soon. Looks great.
 
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