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Old 02-18-2022, 08:51 AM   #1
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Correct grill color.

The grills were oversprayed sometime prior to me, DPO!

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Any thoughts on correct color?

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Old 02-19-2022, 04:54 PM   #2
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Painting grills

I have a white Ď00 -S. The grills were silver but I didnít think that the contrast between the white & silver was strong enough so I removed them, prepped them & painted them black. Road debris etc. caused some chipping quickly. I then purchased a can of spray rubber. Iíll apply it once the weather warms up. I also saw some things on Facebook where they made a screen mounted behind the grills to help to keep leaves etc. from getting stuck on the radiators and causing holes in the radiators. The suggestion was to buy gutter guards from Home Depot. Iím planning on painting mine red so as to add some flash. If they donít look like what Iím expecting I will just paint them black with the rubberized black paint.
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Old 02-20-2022, 08:39 PM   #3
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I have a Ď00 ďSĒ. I donít know if it makes any difference. Mine was all original when I bought it and they were silver (gray?). They didnít contrast enough with the body color, Biarritz White. I painted mine with a gloss black but it started to chip almost immediately. As soon as the weather warms up (Iím in NY), I plan on plasticizing it in black. Suggestion: clean out the drains. I think that there are five. If you donít clear the leaves etc. out they will eventually eat through your very expensive radiators.
Iím planning on buying gutter guards from Home Depot and modifying them to provide additional protection.
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Old 02-21-2022, 08:35 AM   #4
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Thanks

I have two indicating silver, I think I will go with the wurth wheel paint as I have a couple of cans laying around.
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Old 02-21-2022, 09:48 AM   #5
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Not a big fan of those holes... so I purchased the gutter guards... installed them after I painted black the vents/holes/grills/whatever.

The black was an improvement but, as other have said... the paint starts to chip. Now... the silver guards look(ed) great behind the painted black. However, I wasn't going to remove the bumper cover everytime the black paint chipped. What I did was tape around the vents/holes/grills/whatever... paper it up to avoid overspray... and touched up the paint. NOT removing the bumper cover means that the shiny silver gutter guards now match the paint of the vents/holes/grills/whatever. All good.

I do a touch up every few months, or whenever the chipping gets out of hand.

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Old 04-14-2022, 11:55 AM   #6
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I lined the grills with black plastic mesh.looks good blocks leaves anf most debris..my car is burgundy- red

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