Blacked-Out Grill Modification
After viewing a Nitro Video
from overseas with a blacked-out grill I decided it was time to perform another change to my Nitro looks.
I started with the above items to complete this new project.
Rust Oleum 280704 American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint, Gray Primer, 12-Ounce
FrogTape 1358463 Multi-Surface Painting Tape, Green, 0.94-Inch x 60-Yard Roll
Dupli-Color PW100 Prep Grease and Wax Remover Prep Wipe
Rust Oleum 280721 American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint, Semi-Gloss Black 12-Ounce
3M Wetordry Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Extra Fine 320 Grit, 5-Sheet
Husky Plastic Drop Cloth, 0.7 Mil, 3-Pack
Pretty simple stuff:
First you need to sand the Grill area with the wet/dry 320 sandpaper including the grill bars that are also plastic.
You then need to use the Grease and Wax Remover Prep Wipe to allow the primer and pain to allow a permanent bond. DON'T use regular grease and tar removal since it will leave a shine that you do not want. Also keep that Grease and Wax Remover Prep Wipe for later use since it is great to remove any over spray or to just remove any edge paint around your grill that masking tape was not correctly applied.
Apply masking tape around the outside of the grill that you do not want to paint black.
The next step may seem as overkill:
With a white vehicle you want to protect any ove -spray from landing on it, or any vehicle around it. In my case I chose to prime and paint inside the garage.