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Well, I got my grill painted to match the Brilliant Black Pearlcoat (PXR) and painted the Ram emblem flat black. I took the grill to an Auto Paint Shop to be painted. Instead of buying one from the stealership for $400 he painted it for $170.

First he sanded it lightly as to not make imperfections. Then he applied black epoxy, PXR paint, & clearcoat. Matches perfectly.

As for the Ram, I did that myself. I took a Dremel and sandpaper attachments and went to work. It took about 2 hours trying not to destroy it by grinding too hard. After I got it all off I smoothed it with 600 grit sandpaper. Next I put on a plastic primer, then high heat flat black paint, then a flat clearcoat. It took a while but I think it came out good.









 

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looks like the working class truck now
 

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Looks good, not bad for a rookie........
 

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Right on, Sounds like its going to be a nice Blacked out Rig
 

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I'm liking that grill shell. I want to paint the shell black (PXR) and leave the insert chrome.:thumbsup
 

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Looks sick, now you just have to do the lower bumper section, the side emblems, black out the headlights, and a set of KMC rockstars in black. Then the truck will be finished.
 

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I'm liking that grill shell. I want to paint the shell black (PXR) and leave the insert chrome.:thumbsup
I was thinking of doing that too. If you sand the surface of the chrome with a Dremel it will give it a sweet machined look.
 

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nice start:thumbsup
 

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it looks great:thumbsup..so whats next? a small lift, some 35s and some nice black offset rims?
 

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it looks great:thumbsup..so whats next? a small lift, some 35s and some nice black offset rims?
I don't know. I've got to weigh my options. Black asthetics vs. performance mods??? Tough choice. I really want a new TC & VB or Front & Rear replacement bumpers.
 
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