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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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plastidip black grill

To anyone contemplating this mod... DO IT. The grey grill is fugly, and this is idiot proof.
There is a great youtube video on removing the grill; took 5 minutes. The only thing not clearly described is removing the pop clips; lift the center part first, then they lift right out. Once the grill is out, disassemble it to isolate the grey part, including the 2 chrome-plastic trim pieces at the top. once apart, plastidip the grey grill and chrome pieces. i put on about 8-9 thin coats to coat thoroughly, several coats from the back to get in the crevaces. dried for several hours, reassembled, and reinstalled. the chrome Subaru emblem is part of the black base piece, so you don't need to tape it off to retain it if you disassemble the grill.

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 AM
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That does look nice

Wonder if it would look as good on my light-blue outback...? I really like the look on the red.


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I wonder the same for my silver sometimes. Looks great on dark outbacks. My silver one isn't too much of an eyesore cuz it kind of matches.

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The front of the black one sure looks better.

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Looks nice, although I think the big black fog surrounds make a big difference too. The silver surrounds blend the silver grille, and woud look a little out of place with a black grill.


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How much of the plasti-dip product did you use, and how much did it cost? I ask because I am interested in using it to cover the gray parts of my 02 OBW. I have always wanted my car to be monochrmatic, and this product appears to be a good solution. There is a shop not far from my house that will actually do it for you, and they also are a dealer of the Plasti-dip product. Trying to get an idea of how much I would need to purchase, and the cost. I could get it from them, but if I can order direct from the manufacturer, it should cost less.
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That looks pretty good. How does plastidip hold up to rock chips?


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Nice work I did this a while back and love it. So far, I have done the front grille, fog lamp enclosures, and the rear emblems. All came out great. Here are some pics.

boxterfan67 - To do the grille only you'll only need 1 can of black plastidip. All of the stuff I did was less than 2 cans. $7 each.





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Anyone got a pic of this one a White OB? My grill does have a chip or two in it and would'nt mind getting rid of the silver look. I've got the base model so no worries on the fogs for me, until I can find some fogs cheap at a salvage yard. But that's a different conversation
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[QUOTE=JordanMayPhoto;525336]Nice work I did this a while back and love it. So far, I have done the front grille, fog lamp enclosures, and the rear emblems. All came out great. Here are some pics.

how do you do the emblems?

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