BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-04-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: like old times
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,091
iTrader: (16)

DIY painting kidney grill.. pics inside

I thought I could post pics so people have idea how easy this is...
I had matt black prior to this and wanted to change the look so here it is...

I only sanded today, I am going to spray primer tomorrow! I wil upload pics as I go each steps.... unfortunately no pics of sanding.....

These are the paints.
Clear - Glossy Black - Primer
Attached Images
  
__________________
RPI | H&R | 2008 e86 M coupe
KW | VOLK TE37SL | RECARO | PE - 2008 e92 335xi
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-04-2010, 12:15 AM   #2
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: like old times
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,091
iTrader: (16)

Day 2.

I guess its all about time consuming and paitience. Always spray lightly...
Attached Images
   
__________________
RPI | H&R | 2008 e86 M coupe
KW | VOLK TE37SL | RECARO | PE - 2008 e92 335xi

Last edited by e90sexion; 09-05-2010 at 05:32 AM.
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-04-2010, 12:16 AM   #3
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: like old times
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,091
iTrader: (16)

So they are done... about 3 clear coats on them.
Total cost: Matt grill + $22 (primer+paint+clear)
Total time: A day or two depends, it took me 2 days as I choose to do long weekend diy for me.
Worth time and cost?: since no one buys my matt grill, I got myself a new grill with $22 and some time, it was joy and fun time for me although i screwed up in the end with the clear coating
Attached Images
    
__________________
RPI | H&R | 2008 e86 M coupe
KW | VOLK TE37SL | RECARO | PE - 2008 e92 335xi

Last edited by e90sexion; 09-05-2010 at 05:19 PM.
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-04-2010, 10:01 AM   #4
dragon1761
Lieutenant
 
dragon1761's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i SGM 08
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Arcadia, CA

Posts: 506
iTrader: (0)

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404666
dragon1761 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-05-2010, 05:15 AM   #5
e90sexion
E 9 0 S E X I O N
 
e90sexion's Avatar
 
Drives: like old times
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver/WA

Posts: 6,091
iTrader: (16)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon1761 View Post
good for u, the color came out nice...
__________________
RPI | H&R | 2008 e86 M coupe
KW | VOLK TE37SL | RECARO | PE - 2008 e92 335xi

Last edited by e90sexion; 09-05-2010 at 05:29 AM.
e90sexion is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-28-2012, 07:32 AM   #6
Pariah4
New Member
 
Drives: 2008 128i
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boulder, CO

Posts: 5
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the pics

It looks great, thanks for sharing!
Pariah4 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 PM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST