Styling black grilles

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looks so much better now both are gloss black. by far the best mod done. Next mod will be gloss black wing mirrors and then hopefully some new alloys. :D
 

Booth

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i dont know i just have a fear of it going wrong somehow hahah

I say it to everyone:

1. Get a flat headed screwdriver
2. Get a thin piece of cloth
3. Place the piece of thin cloth over the head head of the screwdriver (to protect the paintwork)
4. Pry the badge off.
5. Fit new, better red badge.
 

Stz1984

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i am in the process of changing blue badges to red, front one was easy, and i am sure back one is as well, blue looks nasty, specially on orange or red GPs. I got mine of ebay, bargain anout £12.00 for the pair.
 

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i am in the process of changing blue badges to red, front one was easy, and i am sure back one is as well, blue looks nasty, specially on orange or red GPs. I got mine of ebay, bargain anout £12.00 for the pair.

You got a cracking price there!
 

Stz1984

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Hi ya they were two separate eBay items, I just searched fiat badges red! I think my first one was £4 and the front one was £6.50. Good old eBay. Have a look they are always on there.
 

Stz1984

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hey thats what i want to do replace the steering wheel badge as well.
 

fitzaay

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How did you spray the grilles black?

Did you get it done professionally or did you do it yourself?

How easy is it to fit/remove the grilles?
 
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did them myself. piece of cake to do:

-put 2 fingers each side of the grille and pull
-same for bottom
-key with fine sandpaper (i used wire wool)
-halfrauds plastic prime
-halfrauds gloss black
-halfruads laquer
-leave to dry
-bottom grille in place put arm behind to support bumper and slowly push back in moving arm down as each clip goes in
-top grille in place and tap and each side with palm and jobs a good 'un

:D
 
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