Has anyone painted the black filler plastic piece that is between the grill and bumper on GMC's? Is it easy to remove?
I haven't done it, but I have seen it done. It's on the list...minisub;1589388; said:I thought someone said you could remove it if you work the tabs that hold it to the grill with a heat gun?....
I too either want to paint it or have it chromed....
nelsduramax;1589765; said:Moving the bumper up is on the list for this spring...... I am using some billet spacers.
Dino, how much of a PITA was it to do....?
nelsduramax;1590116; said:I've been studying this thing for a while now. Did you just drill new holes for the side bars (2 bolt connection)?
Got it done and I love it: P.S. had to put pics of dog he was helping me...lolfloriduramax1;1600345; said:I am painting the filler piece this morning. will try to post pics along the way. I have to paint my daughters mirrors and spoiler on her lexus so I figured since the paint is flying and the mess is happening might just as well get er done!
I used a special soap and scrubbed it with a red scotch bright pad. We use a very expensive paint process where I work called Standox. I took the 3 piece chrome shell off and did all the work. The hardest part was reassembling the shell as the tabs pretty much melt off. With a heat gun, set to kill, silicone and jb weld for the tabs its doable. The results are awesome. Next I will paint the 6.6 letters on the silencer with red and the Duramax letters on silencer silver, the fuse cover silver and AFE cover silver. Some may not like it but I do.DuramaxEric;1602572; said:What did you use for primer and paint??
Yes I used a good heat gun and bent/melted plastic tabs. You have to be very careful not to over heat or melt the part of the grill that you are painting and will see. Take your time!!! I used black rtv silicone on the shell and JB weld on the tabs that were half azz destroyed. It came out awesome. I think all trucks should come from factory this way. I like it better than the bling of after market grilles (no offense meant toward any ones grille ) jmho.....Dr_goodwrench66;1603837; said:Wow, looks very good. How hard to remove the chrome pieces from the grill? Did you melt it off? How about reassembly? I'm doing this for sure!! TIA