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Old 08-23-2017, 08:31 AM   #1
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Note to self: Don't use nail polish to paint emblems...

I want to black out the front emblem and the chrome trim around the grille, and I had a bright idea to paint it with nail polish. I can take it off with remover... no bid deal. But to make the paint "adhere" better, I decided to get some sandpaper and scuff it up a little.... So once I found that nail polish looks like absolute ****, I removed the paint but now the scuffs remain



So, in your experience- should I remove the grille completely and just spraypaint everything? Any suggestions on the paint I should use?

I also considered Plasti-dip but I know it's not exactly durable. Thoughts on this?

Do 2015 emblems fit on 2014?

If you guys have pics, please share!
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Just to clarify- I did not scuff up the chrome grille trim, just the emblem. I'm a fool but not that much of a fool haha
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Pulling the grill off and spray painting it would be the easiest solution in my opinion.
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Noobs.....

Yes, pull the grill off and repaint it.
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Haha that's the route I'm planning on going. Now I just have to decide between plasti-dip and spray paint...
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The 2015 emblem does not fit 2014 model

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Do you have to pull the entire grill off, any chance of masking around what you want to paint?
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Nail polish in and of itself is not bad. It is acrylic enamel. The problem with nail polish is that it has an extremely fast reducer in it. Anything larger than a finger nail gets streaks, and bad spots.

You learned the hard way, but you learned.
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Nail polish in and of itself is not bad. It is acrylic enamel. The problem with nail polish is that it has an extremely fast reducer in it. Anything larger than a finger nail gets streaks, and bad spots.

You learned the hard way, but you learned.
I gotta ask how come you know so much about finger polish......
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I gotta ask how come you know so much about finger polish......
I'm the only guy in a house of women. There is an estrogen overload here.

They even neutered the dog.
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I'm the only guy in a house of women. There is an estrogen overload here.

They even neutered the dog.
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I'm the only guy in a house of women. There is an estrogen overload here.

They even neutered the dog.
Been there, lived that.
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The nail polish did in fact leave very noticeable brush marks and looked like absolute crap. Def learned!

RBK, I am thinking that removing the whole grille will be the best bet. I want to do the chrome surrounding the grille as well so I think that complete removal is necessary. I'd like to avoid runs and overspray. I may as well just spraypaint the entire thing, grille included.

I am sad that the 2015 emblems don't fit on the 2014. It seems like there is nothing out there for 2014's!!
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If you decide to do plastidip (which is actually durable for stuff like the emblem/surround) you don't need to remove the grill. just mask everything off and spray away.
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when i did mine.. on my old car a few years back. 5 mins of prep work vs having to take out the entire grille. don't have any good after pictures because i actually ended up putting the roush grille in like 2 days later lol.
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Plasti dip is durable if you do it right
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when i did mine.. on my old car a few years back. 5 mins of prep work vs having to take out the entire grille. don't have any good after pictures because i actually ended up putting the roush grille in like 2 days later lol.
Doesn't look bad!
Idk I'm just scared of overspray.... I mean I'm not exactly the best painter
I guess my best bet is to put newspaper along my entire car!
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