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Old 05-15-12, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill

I had a terrible blunder yesterday. I finished painting my new grill then hit the road while it dried outside. Sudden downpour and bad painting choices!

This is the result. Does anyone know where I can just the emblem holder part. The grill still looks great. Am I forced to get a new one?
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Old 05-15-12, 04:08 PM   #2
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You don't have any pics attached..
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Old 05-15-12, 06:18 PM   #3
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This thread is useless without pics! J/K

Can't really tell how bad the damage is from your description. Pics would help a lot. Is the part that holds the "L" emblem in place damaged?
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Old 05-15-12, 06:38 PM   #4
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Post up some pics so we can get a better observation of what you can do.
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Before

Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill-before.jpg

Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill-before-2.jpg

After -- The grill looks the same

Terrible painting blunder for is-f style grill-after2.jpg
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Old 05-15-12, 06:59 PM   #6
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when keepin it grill, goes wrong

eek...maybe sand her down and start over
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I laugh and cry when I look at the after..
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FAIL.

More for not posting pics than for the paint not drying and running in some fashion. lol

You can probably just repaint but add a clearcoat/sealant layer on top. It'll take some sanding or paint-thinner to get rid of the mess you have now though.
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Old 05-15-12, 07:00 PM   #9
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If you want an amazing paint at Home Depot - Carbon Mist - Rustoleum Universal
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Old 05-15-12, 07:23 PM   #10
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Aircraft stripper to get paint off and get it redid
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You can get some paint thinner and remove it with some sanding too.

And this time give it a good 24 hours before you put it back on and drive
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Old 05-15-12, 08:43 PM   #12
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paint stripper

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Old 05-15-12, 08:50 PM   #13
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Thanks the help. I tried the paint thinner but it damaged the plastic that it was made from.

Should I just toss it and go for the debadged look or waste another 80 f
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Lol looks like chocolate melting.

Like what others have said. Apply paint stripper.. sand it down... paint... clear coat... let it dry for 24 hours in your garage.
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Lol melted chocolate
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