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Old 10-06-2008, 07:31 PM
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Blacked out my grille emblem! Pics

I have decided to black-out my truck! no chrome for me. All of my accesories so far are black so I thought i would take on my peeling front grille emblem. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have but here you go. It was a pretty easy mod just took some elbow grease. I started by sanding of the clear coating and the blue paint. I sanded it to the bare metal. I then painted it with black spray laquer, Its all i had in the garage. I put on about 4 thick coats. Then I wet sanded using 600grit. I kept sanding till the raised logo was completed striped back to the metal, It has a cool brushed stainless look to it and the rest of the oval stayed black. A couple coats of clear and it was done. Tell me what you think!!!











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Old 10-06-2008, 07:58 PM
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nice job mr watson, it looks good
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:04 PM
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Looks great, nice cosmetic work. The lights are nice too.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:17 PM
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Looks great, any chance you're taking orders? I want my tailgate and grill emblem to be black and chrome instead of blue, but I don' have any painting skills.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:44 PM
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Nice... the clear on mine's starting to get bubbled up. Might have to do something similar.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:00 PM
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i have mine sanded down to bare metal too but i havent painted it yet, i just put on an international sticker while im waiting. i think the black is awesome on black trucks
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man that looks really good. i want it on the tailgate
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What the....Hey....You cant do that.... a ford emblem w/o the blue? Thats just not right. hummmm, on the other hand that kicks a**. I think I might try something like that with my truck. I have been saying for the last year or so that I wanted to black out the truck. NICE JOB
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:14 PM
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Nice I'm thinking about doing this to mine as well. I got the tailgate emblem in black from that site that is now for sale. Would have gotten the front one but I upgraded to the HD grille and it's got a larger emblem. What kind of clear did you use to make it smooth and have that dome effect?
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:20 PM
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i was going to use envirotex according to this link, How to Make Your Own Custom Ford Emblems
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I'm glad you guys like the way it turned out! Now on to the tailgate. As for the clear coat its just high gloss rustoleum clear in a can, I put a few light coats on wet sanded and then a few more heavy coats.
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That actually looks pretty cool... I'd probably have gone with a nice blue though
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Well, I had my doubts when I first saw the thread title, but that actually looks pretty nice. Good job. Amazing what you can do with a little imagination and some rustoleum!
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wow, that looks great!

I might have to try that out...
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looks great that'll be how i fix mine when it starts to peel like the others i've saw.
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