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PostSubject: question   Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:38 pm

i was looking at my grills, and it hit me. what kind of paint do i use to restore those? i'm totally lost here scratch
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PostSubject: Grills   Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:35 am

thechief.....You don't. The grills are an aluminum stamping. They should clean up with a little soap and water and a stiff bristle brush. Tough dirt may require a green scrubby. Gently use a wire brush for any rust or corrosion. Don't sand blast them. If you look closely, you will see that the individual little bars are bent in alternate directions to give them depth. If you are inquiring about the grill surrounds they should be argent (silver.) Hope this helps......John
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PostSubject: Re: question   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:43 pm

that helps alot thanks John. thats what i was thinking cause mine have some surface rust thats very minor. thats easy though i'm glad theres no paint involved. i did notice the grill mesh thats way cool.. could i just use steel wool?
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PostSubject: Grills   Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:10 am

Bronze wool is a better choice when working around cars. Steel wool leaves tiny fragments that, if you don't get them off, come back as little rust worms......John
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PostSubject: Re: question   Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:10 am

Or polymer based whool (i think you call it scootchbrite or something. It's usually green around here. Since it is non metallic it won't leave any corrosion spots. I agrre with the steel whool - bad idea !.
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PostSubject: Re: question   Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:35 am

the green stuff wouldnt that be like a brillo pad or the back of a sponge? haha. thanks alot for your help guys
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PostSubject: Re: question   Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:35 pm

Scotchbrite pads will probably work pretty well. Yes it kind of looks like a thin sponge

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PostSubject: Re: question   Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:31 pm

sounds good. i'm glad i asked cause i almost bought paint for it
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