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Old 04-01-2015, 05:13 PM
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New Grille - Need advice

Hey guys,

Just recently purchased the "Brabus" lookalike grille from Ebay for my 2009 C300 Sport. I got it installed very easily. Attached is what it currently looks like.

My problem is that I want it to match the paint with the rest of the car. Here is the original thread that I saw it in. In that thread he said he had it painted Piano Black.

Would you guys recommend trying to plasti dip + clear coat or would it make more sense to take it somewhere and have it painted professionally?

Thanks so much you guys are awesome!
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:23 PM
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Personally, I would go the professionally painted route because of rocks hitting it.
And I don't like messing around with Pastidip.
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That's definitely what I'm leaning towards. I think it would be worth it especially because of potential chips.
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I would also have it professionally painted.
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I agree, professionally done would look best
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Get a quote and if it's too outrageous just for a grill, then try plastidip way first and see how long it would last with it being hit by rocks over time
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i plasti dipped my grill and it held up fine for a year. you can always redo it in a day once it gets enough rock chips. Much easier/cheaper then having it painted.

You can also use spray wax on it and it'll make Plasti dip look darker/easier to clean.

i never painted my grill, but wouldn't paint chip when hit by rocks (like car paint)??? compared to plasti dip which can be redone fairly easily.

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If you have it done professionally, make sure that you ask the bodyshop to use 1) the correct plastic primer and 2) a plasticiser or elastifier in the clearcoat (as they would on a bumper). This will ensure that rocks and chips are less of a problem.

Just my 2 cents - was in the automotive paint business all my career.
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Thanks for the info. I'll call around this weekend and start getting quotes. I appreciate it guys!
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Thanks for the info. I'll call around this weekend and start getting quotes. I appreciate it guys!
let me know how much the quotes are :]
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Ended up taking it to Maaco on Friday. They quoted me $73. I couldn't pass it up. Will post pictures when I get it back.
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Ah maaco, as long as you dont paint your car there. Am i right? 😃
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Plasti dipped mine two weeks ago, took one hour and the result was stunning, took the the chrome star and the middel chrome out before i painted.
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