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RicardoAM
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Polo grill painting

Post by RicardoAM » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi there guys

My polo's front bottom grille has these white spots that i cannot clean off almost as if the plastic has changed colour was wondering if anyone can tell me what paint i can use on this plastic that will make it look good and also looking to do the same to the rear plastic bits, i saw some people say they have sprayed these with a gloss but not sure how to go about it, also would i be able to use this specific paint on my badge as well?

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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by ZiF_k » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Howzit bud.

Pic isn't showing. I painted my grills on my Polo using Rust-Oleum gloss black. They have held up perfectly well for the time they were on my car. Gave it about 5 coats or so after a good clean.

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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by RicardoAM » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:28 am

Is there any preparation i would need to do like primer or sanding, or will it just stick as is
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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by ZiF_k » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:58 pm

I just made sure the grill was properly cleaned out before I painted. Washed it with some sunlight and left it to dry off properly. The Rust-Oleum has no need for primer.

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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by RicardoAM » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:00 pm

I saw a decent amount a veiws on this post so i assume people might be interested on how it came out so just posting pics for you all to see

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Very pleased with how it came out
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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by ZiF_k » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Nicely done bud.

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Re: Polo grill painting

Post by PoloRolo » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks for sharing. I'm keen on doing the same including the bumper grills to match

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