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Need to re paint my grille

Spray painted my grille a while ago and it's starting to chip. Although I sprayed the grille while it was still attached to the car, this time I would like to do it the right way. Any suggestions?

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Automotive paints require a good clean and well prepared surface like light waterpaper sanding to remove any oily or fatty resedu and the correct undercoat before applying a new coatings otherwise it will not last chipping or peeling will occur.

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Best to remove grille clean surface good removing chipping paint clean grille surface remove all dirt grease grime use cleaner add to water.use small sponge use something that wont scratch grille surface rinse off grille with clean water air dry grille using air gun from air compressor.when grille surface good dry try paint again you need to go to auto parts stores buy spray paint used to spray plastics and metals.they have spray paint for plastic bumpers and grilles.

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