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The outline of the Koup grill is black, while the outline of the sedan grill is chrome. I'm curious as to if the grill on the Koup is plastic or still a metal. I have the sedan, but I'm not a fan of chrome at all and am thinking of painting it. I'm just not sure how well the pain would hold on a chrome surface. So yeah, anyone who can clarify for me, it would be appreciated. Any painting tips as well =] thanks.
 

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The koup grill is all plastic. Actually all chrome on any forte is really a chrome paint on plastics parts including the handles. Sand, prime & paint you should be good.
 

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Ok thanks a lot guys. I'm looking to do this soon now. I really dislike the chrome -_- Think I could do the same process to my K badges? or would they not hold up?
 

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Actually I remember reading in another post that the chrome actually comes off. It's held on by a bunch of tabs. Tab your grill off and look at the back of it. Just going from memory
 

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Actually I remember reading in another post that the chrome actually comes off. It's held on by a bunch of tabs. Tab your grill off and look at the back of it. Just going from memory
Hmm, I'll check it out and post results.
 

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The other day I popped the grill off, took the chrome off and began the process of painting it. I have another coat or two of clear coat and then I'll put it back together and take a picture. The grill was such a pain in the ass to get off. Putting it back on is going to suck, at the moment I just have the 4 top screws in.
 

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Go over it with some wet* #0000 Steel wool before the last clear cloat. Dry with microfiber. It will make it smooth as glass. No orange peel effect. :) Ideally, doing it between each coat works best.
Ahh wish you posted this early. I've put 2 clearcoats on it and I got some bubbling in a few spots. I'm going to wait 48 hours for it to dry through and through and then I was going to sand it one last time with super fine grit sand paper and then doing one last coat. do you recommend doing the steel wool instead of the sanding? or will it not get the little bubble looking things out?
 
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