05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

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05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby AustinG » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:41 am

Okay, so I was getting a little tired of the boring grey front grill on my 05, and I wanted the silver outline to pop more. Today I prepared everything and painted it black. I think it looks a lot better than it did before in grey. A few days ago I painted the cross bars black, and I repainted the factory steelies as well. I live on a dirt road, so the part of the steel rims that isn't covered by the caps got all rusted/sand blasted. They look new.

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I still haven't got any new wheels installed, because I keep refusing to pay $500 for a set of tires and balance/rotation to get them installed. Every set of wheels that I found that WOULD fit on CL always had no usable tires on them. I had a set of MR7's and Scion Wheels, but i sold those because I needed to save the tire money for bills; I do have an alpine CDE-122 installed though. I'm glad my car has a stock sub installed.
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Re: 05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby Chiadog » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:34 pm

I think the new paint job looks great. And it didn't cost Ya a $1000.00. Did you use spray cans? How many did it take? Did you take before pictures?
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Re: 05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby tpollauf » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:12 pm

Looks good to me BUT before & after "side by side" comparison pics would really tell the story. Still looks good though :D
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Re: 05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby AustinG » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:06 pm

I was once told that hindsight is always 20/20...nfortunately I didn't think to take any photos before I painted it. :x
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Re: 05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby 07cdnvibe » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:02 am

What did you use for paint to do your front grills, I had thought about trim paint but was not sure, I don't want them to glossy and am thinking of eliminating the chrome around the grills some how as well synced that is the only shiney think left on my car lol.
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Re: 05 Vibe - Painted Front Grill Black

Postby Cougar Vibe » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:03 pm

AustinG wrote:I was once told that hindsight is always 20/20...nfortunately I didn't think to take any photos before I painted it. :x


Here's a little "grill on grill" action...sorry for the bad pun:

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