97 FZJ80 Grill Repaint

johnny4ever

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I busted open my boxes from Cruiser Dan today. They have been in the garage mocking me for over a month. Today I changed out my old broken headlight assembly. While I had the grill off I decided to put the rattle cans of primer and bumper coat to their intended use.(These pre-date the C Dan shipment by almost 6 months.) I originally intended to use them on my bumper but the grill was talkin to me tonight.

In my usual unorganized fashion, I wasted about 20 minutes looking for that ever elusive roll of blue mask.

Side note: When you buy anything to do with spray paint make sure to also grab some painters tape. Same scenario with plumbing parts...whenever you buy fittings connectors or pipes, always get a roll or two of teflon tape. I can never find my teflon or my blue tape.

I cleaned up the grill and sanded it just enough for the primer to stick. I masked off all the chrome parts. I used SEM primer and hit it several times lightly until I thought I had good coverage.

After the primer was good and dry I sprayed several coats of the charcoal paint. I bought it for the bumper and it says bumper coat on the can but I used it anyway. I am already planning to repaint as you will see it's a little too light colored. Not a good match for the original bumper and grill color.

More pics after repaint.
John D
 
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johnny4ever

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Pics

1. First pic is the new headlight assembly. I included it so you can see the bumper. It is badly chipped from road debris and bug impact. Also since I forgot to take a before pic of the grill the bumper gives you some idea of what it(grill) looked like before paint.

2. primer coat

3. First top coat application
light.jpg
primer1.jpg
grillfirsttop.jpg
 

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