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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by auto shop, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. auto shop
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
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    auto shop
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    from kentucky

    :confused:I have a 32 ford grill insert{stainless steel} that I can not keep the paint from chipping. What are you guy's painting them with or should I have it powder coated? Can stainless steel be powder coated?
     
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  2. wayne-o
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
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    Mine was not stainless (original steel), dissassembled it, bead blasted the bars and painted with paint for wheels including the clear I got from Oreilleys. Has held up well.
     
  3. My sedan has a original insert that I had power coated to match the wheels. HRP

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  4. I used a urethane on my pickup grill,,I have a few chips here and there but the truck has been on the road since 2007. HRP

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  5. 19-c
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    powder coat that sucker
     
  6. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    I'm tempted to spray some rattle can light gray lacquer primer on my stainless 32 grill bars.....just a light coat. It should end up looking like "dove gray". If it starts looking bad, wouldn't lacquer thinner wipe it off? Then it could be resprayed again to renew it's appearance.
     
  7. racemad55
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    Maybe tape off the outside trim with duct tape and lightly glassbead or sandblast bars to give paint some " bite" .
     
  8. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    I've had about 10 powder coated over the years. Just taped off the outer stainless an lightly dusted the stainless bars then applied semi gloss powder coat to the bars and it has held up well.
     
  9. ROBERT JAM
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    Yep, powder coat works on mine
     
  10. HELLMET
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    scuff the stainless with red scotch brite then spray can ecth primer then paint .done
     
  11. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Mine looks like a Kaleidoscope when it chips..... It's been many colors over the years.

    Ace Premium rattle can is about as good as a touch up gets around here. Good stuff.
     

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  12. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
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    My insert was chromed when I got it and I just masked off the surround , etch primed the center and then sprayed it with rattle can satin black. Seems to be holding up fine, have done 7000 country miles with no probs.
     
  13. alchemy
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    If you want French Grey bars, just do this but skip the paint. The blasted stainless should be a close color match, and the same matte finish. And no chipping!
     
  14. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I was always proud of my chips. That verifies that it is not a trailer queen.:D Perfect hotrods don't get driven.
     
  15. NotNuRodz
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    I wasn't sure if I wanted the black insert or not on my grill so I used a can of plasti-dip I had laying around. If you've never used it, it's like a rubberized paint and can easily be peeled of but some how manages to be pretty durable and can withstand being sprayed with a pressure washer. doesn't look bad either.

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  16. bp1971
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
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    I powder coated mine...cost me $100. But, if you figure the time and prep, it was money well spent.
     
  17. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    I'm confused, if you have stainless insert what paint is chipping? the surround?
     
  18. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    It's stainless that's then been painted over.
     
  19. auto shop
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
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    from kentucky

    Thanks for the info everyone. I think I will do the powder coat. Now finding someone in Louisville KY. to a nice job.
     
  20. cvtmqvuj
    Joined: Mar 20, 2013
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    from london

    I have a few chips here and there but the truck has been on the road since 2007[​IMG]
     

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