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I have a question. I can see that the VHT hood and bumper spray paint is the one of choice. Are there any other brands of spray paint that can be used that would make the grille as good?
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Plastidip
Dealt with PlastDip in my Audi years and will not hold over 30 days or so. Not worth my time. I appreciate your advice.
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Ive had plastidip over a year on my grill and its held up no problems
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I have plastidipped several parts on my W204 and no problems...
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I did many parts from wheels, grille, emblem on my Audi and looked nice but heat, dust and car washes messes it up.
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You have to be gentle with the washes. Automatic car washes and/or hitting it hard with a pressure washer can eat it up.
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My car goes thru automatic car wash. I have no driveway or garage as I live in a condo in Jersey City. In fact, I don't have a backyard either because I live in the high floors so I am at the mercy of automatic car wash.
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Use a pressure washer car wash, just be gentle on the painted areas and it will last.
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I just did my grill in black but kept the chrome strips. Originally I used PlastiDip to see if I liked the results since it is easy to remove if I did not like the look. i found that within a week of having the PlastiDip on it had some scratches and chips from road debris.

I liked the look and then popped the grill out (5 minutes) and pealed off the PlastiDip , removed the chrome strips and wiped the grill with alcohol and a quick hit with a prep pad. If you want to completely black it out including the chrome Id still remove them and paint them seperatly and replace so you dont have any chance of silver showing up behind the strips. I used Krylon Plastic Paint in a Satin Black to paint it , 4 coats and dry in in less than 1 hour and back on the car . The whole job took less than 2 hours from start to finish.

Its been more than 2 weeks now and over 1500 miles of freeway driving and the grill looKs perfect.
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Have a body shop paint it to match your car or black if you prefer.
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