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I am thinking about paint the front grill and lower grill. I have photoshop a picture of the grill with the effect I would like to get. Question is how do you go about getting the grill that black glossy color (Black Chrome?) like my photoshop picture? The ford Emblem will still be blue. Thanks in advanced for any advice.

 

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I am thinking about paint the front grill and lower grill. I have photoshop a picture of the grill with the effect I would like to get. Question is how do you go about getting the grill that black glossy color (Black Chrome?) like my photoshop picture? The ford Emblem will still be blue. Thanks in advanced for any advice.


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I'm sorry but, my personal opion I really don't like it.  is the car white?  how about doing some kind of a color match instead.
 

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It is White... I haven't thought about the Color match idea. I give that a thought too. Thanks for the idea!
The pic only show the upper grill the the way I would like it. I didn't thouch the lower grill but I would like the same effect.
 

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If you could get it in black chrome like you did in the pic that would look good, but I'm not sure about black paint. Any paint over chrome will chip/peel very easily though.
 

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I am thinking about try something from Dupli-Color "Metalcast" Smoke color. Not sure about the smoke color, but it is designed to be used on chrome and chrome materials. IF the color is not right I might try sanding, premiering, and doing a gloss black paint job with a few coats for depth and then a couple coats of clear.

I really need to figure out how much this grill is so if it doesn't turn out right I can return it to new.

Hopefully I will be able to make it off base on of these days and check out the auto parts store around here for some products.
 

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I am thinking about try something from Dupli-Color "Metalcast" Smoke color. Not sure about the smoke color, but it is designed to be used on chrome and chrome materials. IF the color is not right I might try sanding, premiering, and doing a gloss black paint job with a few coats for depth and then a couple coats of clear.

I really need to figure out how much this grill is so if it doesn't turn out right I can return it to new.

Hopefully I will be able to make it off base on of these days and check out the auto parts store around here for some products.

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as to the cost of the Grill I can tell you that in the lower Grill  each bar is seperate, (that's what the shop told me) when mine was fixed.  you  might consider getting just one to experiment with if it's not to expensive.
 

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Well I tried this weekend to remove the grill. I could not figure out where the front fascia is hanging up on to remove it and gain access to the grill mount. I removed all of the screws on the bottom of the fascia, the screws bolts and hardware fastener on the top, the wheel well fastener and two screws that hold the marker light on. And it was still hanging up on something.

After looking for instruction on the web I ran across a web site that said the 2007 SE sport will come with a black chrome front grill. I might just wait until that come out and see if I can get my hands on that. Can't find the site right will look some more later.
 

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Well I tried this weekend to remove the grill. I could not figure out where the front fascia is hanging up on to remove it and gain access to the grill mount. I removed all of the screws on the bottom of the fascia, the screws bolts and hardware fastener on the top, the wheel well fastener and two screws that hold the marker light on. And it was still hanging up on something.

After looking for instruction on the web I ran across a web site that said the 2007 SE sport will come with a black chrome front grill. I might just wait until that come out and see if I can get my hands on that. Can't find the site right will look some more later.
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the article I read said the black grill was going to be for the "07" SE I-4
 

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Yea I think that is the same one. Going to wait and see. I might just spend the money and get the Street Scene Black chrome Grill and lower valance.
 

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There is going to be a Fusion "Sport Package", with different rims, a body kit, and red stiching in the seats. Also with this package is a black grill, and body color fog light bezel. From what I understand, the package will be anywhere from $500-$800. And byt the way, the rims won't be bigger than 17".
 

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That's a smart move on Fords part. I originally wanted a white car this time around but ended up getting black as I didn't want the grille to vanish into the car.

Offering a black option for the silver and white might sell them a few more cars here and there.
 

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Here is my grille with a graphite color applied. I need to let it dry a couple of days before applying the rubbing compound and polishing compounds.

I will get better picture tomorrow little dark here and flash is messing up the shot





 

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Here is my grille with a graphite color applied. I need to let it dry a couple of days before applying the rubbing compound and polishing compounds.

I will get better picture tomorrow little dark here and flash is messing up the shot


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to me it just doesn't look right.  maybe if you do the driving light housings also.  still think color matching in what ever color your car is would be better look, but like the old saying different strokes for different folks  I'm an old Gold Wing rider, we believe in CHROME.
 

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I am thinking about have the driving light painted white to match the car along with the strip across the back of the trunk. I just want it to be a little different form all of the other fusion around here. Did not see but one around here until I got my and now there is like three on my street alone. Gotta to make it unique.  8)

It looks a lot better than the picture show hopefully tomorrow will produce batter picture for you to see. Thanks for the comments
 
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