Grill chrome pitting

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halbey
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Grill chrome pitting

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Post by halbey » 28 Nov 2017, 18:29

I am preparing to repaint the black on my grill on my 69 XR7. There are numerous pits/blisters in the black painted chome. Should I grind those down and treat them with a etching primer or etching paint? Should I just leave them alone? The chrome that shows on the grill face is fine. I do not know if the pits will fester and expand if they get covered with new paint or if they are stable and can just be covered - much easier!!!

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Post by Don Rush » 28 Nov 2017, 18:36

At least knock them down with a blade before priming.

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Post by halbey » 28 Nov 2017, 22:35

Thank you for the info Don.

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Post by sfhess » 29 Nov 2017, 11:49

A tip for masking: Use 3M blue vinyl Fine line tape. It comes in the proper width to cover the edges of the grille bars.

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