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Old 01-09-2015, 03:52 PM   #26
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Excellent... will put this to use shortly and maybe by summer I can participate in a FEF post lol
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:06 PM   #27
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someone give that man a BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #28
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You're the man OEM...what a wealth of Chevy Truck knowledge. Just what my grill needs as it looks too dark. I wonder if I can return my stick'um letters...
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:50 AM   #29
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Will be doing this shortly thanks...
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:15 AM   #30
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thanks for the info will be doing this soon
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:49 PM   #31
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Nice..best way to paint most recess areas.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:05 PM   #32
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Cool trick!! I learned it with my shift knob numbers.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:03 PM   #33
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Excellent, that grill looks great.

I did this very technique on my sail panels, works great there too.
Can we see a write up on your sail panels ? And how they came out B4 and after?
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:41 PM   #34
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Re: Painting grill letters ..the easy way!

will this work with a chrome grill and if so what paint should I use and what type of paint thinner.
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:43 PM   #35
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will this work with a chrome grill and if so what paint should I use and what type of paint thinner.
It should work exactly the same way. New chrome on a steel grill will be a bit slicker than the factory aluminum, so it might tend to flake off easier when dry. Make sure your grill is 100% clean before painting, and use a high solids paint for best results. If you use the same paint/thinner that I did, you should be ok.
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Old 10-20-2016, 04:49 PM   #36
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Sorry for my ignorance but what is high solids paint?
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:30 PM   #37
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Sorry for my ignorance but what is high solids paint?
High solids means that by comparison, there's more paint/pigment, less solvent in the can. High solids paint will require fewer passes to cover well. Some paints nowadays are so watered down they take many coats to build a film, and also tend to fisheye more.
I think the pigment to solvent ratio (like ingredients) used to be printed somewhere on every can, but I just checked a couple newer cans and that info wasn't on there. Hmmm.
Just use the Duplicolor stuff I did, and you'll be fine. It's sold at local auto parts stores.

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Great info thanks!!!
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:57 AM   #39
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I have an NOS aluminum grill, the letters are not painted but have always been curious if they should be.
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:43 PM   #40
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I have an NOS aluminum grill, the letters are not painted but have always been curious if they should be.
Did you ever find an answer?
I have a beautiful aluminum grill that doesn't appear to have ever had painted letters.

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Here is a NOS posted by GMCNUT:
No painted letters
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darn my grill is painted, what is a good solvent to remove the excess without lifting the main body paint?
I know this is old but:

If you can't use solvent (ie you have a body color painted grill) you can either build up a bunch of wax on the area's you don't want to paint (build many coats but don't buff it off). Do the paint method the same way, the overspray will stick to the wax, not the clearcoat, buff excess paint away.

Vasoline works damn well too.

I know that's an odd trick but it's a work around.

Another method is go to Staples and get clear window cling. Apply over the area, draw the letter outlines with a sharpie ("trace them"). Remove cling, cut out, reapply, you have a stencil. (This with wax is a good combo too).
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:57 AM   #43
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This is going to come in handy when I'm ready to do it. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:46 PM   #44
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You can wear tight rubber gloves before you wrap your finger in t-shirt scraps to keep the paint thinner off your skin.
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