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Just wanted to share with you my first “custom” paint job. :wavey:

From day one I didn’t like the chrome grill that my Civic has. I thought about replacing it by grill from coupe, but unfortunately coupe’s bumper shape is a little bit different from sedan’s and it doesn’t fit.
So, I bought aftermarket grill (35 CAD + tax). Have to say that the part fits good, though it’s not OEM. The real pain was to strip off chrome paint. It’s not even paint, but sprayed coating on copper base. With razor, inch by inch, eventually I stripped it.
After that I sprayed it with adhesion promoter (usually used for bumper pre-primer work), 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of gun metal and satin finish.

Look at the result.
 

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Where did you buy your aftermarket grill from? I want to do the same.

Thanks for posting this!
 

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Does the si grill have the red emblem on the grill? I don't want the emblem on my car because its an LX. How did you remove the chrome? Thanks for posting this. How's the Civic?
 

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How did you remove the chrome from the grill?

Did you paint a base coat and a "top...clear" coat?

What brand of paint did you use?



I'd like to paint mine black to match with my car.
 
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