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Old 12-09-2017, 07:19 AM   #1
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Painting the pair of front radiator grilles black?

Toying with the idea of painting the pair of 986 front radiator inlet grilles black, changing from their OEM silver, just to give a bit of a subtle appearance change.

Did any years / models of this car come with black grilles as the OEM color?

Has anyone else ever done this color change-over? If so, can you please post some pics here?

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:41 AM   #2
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i did. the paint chipped off quite quickly. i am not a painter. ymmv.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:44 AM   #3
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Is there a way to put a grill in center inlet?
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:05 AM   #4
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I would suggest spraying the openings with the black vinyl spray. That way if you don't like you can always peel off. Just a though!
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:36 AM   #5
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Black grilles are the way to go!
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:47 AM   #6
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I did this too, used a black spray paint made for plastic. It looks much better than the old faded silver/grey.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:18 PM   #7
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Through 2002 all base models came with unpainted black grilles and S versions came with a Titanium Silver painted grilles. Most unpainted black grilles have now degraded to gray, as the biodegradable plastic is doing just that.
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I replaced my bumper with one off a 996
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:07 PM   #9
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Thanks to all!

Pretty much now confirmed that some black paintwork is in my future.

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Mine are black!


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