Repainting Grill

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halbey
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Repainting Grill

Post by halbey » 17 Oct 2017, 20:21

I am going to be cleaning and repainting the black painted areas on my 1969 Grill. I have a few questions.

Can / should you apply a primer over the chromed pot metal? What type/brand primer?

Any recommendations on cleaning and polishing the Chrome that is not getting painted?

The decal around the walking cat on the light cover looks reddish. What color is it supposed to be?

Thank you for the input.

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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by cougarrand » 18 Oct 2017, 03:59

No primer, just use SEM trim black. Decal should be black same as the grill. To polish the chrome use 4 OOOO steal wool you can wax it after paint.
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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 18 Oct 2017, 06:12

The SEM Trim Black is self-etching (which is why it is all you need to use).
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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by 1967 S Code » 18 Oct 2017, 17:49

SEM Trim Black is a great product as stated above. I've used it and I'm pleased with the results.
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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by Socalef9 » 20 Oct 2017, 23:38

By far one of the most tedious tasks working on my car was taping off the grill so I wouldn't paint the argent or chrome. Took me forever.

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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by fisherman74017 » 21 Oct 2017, 15:42

Can someone post a restored pic?? I need a close up pic so I know where the argent silver goes. Trying to get as correct as possible.


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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by halbey » 21 Oct 2017, 16:46

Would applying clear coat over the SEM be a good idea? I have some Advantage Urethane Clear.

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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by 1967 S Code » 21 Oct 2017, 18:18

halbey wrote:
21 Oct 2017, 16:46
Would applying clear coat over the SEM be a good idea? I have some Advantage Urethane Clear.
I wouldn't apply clear, there is really no reason.
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: Repainting Grill

Post by 1967 S Code » 21 Oct 2017, 18:32

fisherman74017 wrote:
21 Oct 2017, 15:42
Can someone post a restored pic?? I need a close up pic so I know where the argent silver goes. Trying to get as correct as possible.


Charlie
Here is a great topic when we discussed this a while back. It also contains a link to Gry's XR7G grille restoration. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5149&hilit=Restored+grille
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Our Cougars

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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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