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Stock declid vents idea by HausFiero
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I'd been thinking about this for a little while. My idea was to somehow paint the stock decklid vents on my 86 gt. Anyone know if it would work? If i'd have to sand it down, whatever, etc.

Also was thinking the same for the door handles and the line that goes thru the side of the car. I think it would make it look sleeker and more modern to paint those few pieces.

Input please
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Report this Post06-04-2010 11:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jetsnvettes2000Send a Private Message to jetsnvettes2000Direct Link to This Post
they would be easy to paint, if u have acess to a sandblaster u will have short work of it or scuffin them up with alittle 320 grit paper will work just fine too and a red scotch brite to get into those hard to get spots.
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Report this Post06-05-2010 12:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
Ok thanks, so I could get the job done by hand sanding it with 320 grit sandpaper? Then it will be ready to paint?

Does that go for the vents, lines, and door handles?
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Report this Post06-06-2010 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jetsnvettes2000Send a Private Message to jetsnvettes2000Direct Link to This Post
yup scuff it and shoot easy as pie! just make shure to clean it well with alittle acetone
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Report this Post06-06-2010 11:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
I would paint the vents with a high heat paint because the regular cans of Rustoleum only have a 200° rating. Use at least a 500° for the underneath side. I did and it looks good with no problems
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Report this Post06-06-2010 11:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FierosmithClick Here to Email FierosmithSend a Private Message to FierosmithDirect Link to This Post
If you are repainting the deck grills black....
I've read that some use the black paint for BBQ grills.
A satin or semi-gloss also looks nice, IMO.

In any case though, prep is everything!

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Report this Post06-06-2010 11:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Rush619Click Here to visit Rush619's HomePageClick Here to Email Rush619Send a Private Message to Rush619Direct Link to This Post
I had mine powdercoated in a satin black. I was considering a gloss, but I thought it would be too much for my taste. The satin had a great look to it and was very easy to keep clean and never once had an issue with the heat.
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If you can afford to have them powder coated do it as i think they were powder coated and not painted. I will certainly look better.
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I took a set apart, painted the inside/underside piece with flat black high temp. Then I painted the top portion with a metallic black. I had a 50% success rate. One side is still fine, the other for some reason got a lot of little bubbles and they chipped off. So it is sort of spotted, showing the primery below where the dots chipped. (Sorry, no pics handy). Might have been the heat, or prep, or just some bad paint.
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Report this Post06-07-2010 07:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Rolling ThunderClick Here to Email Rolling ThunderSend a Private Message to Rolling ThunderDirect Link to This Post
If you want to remove the underside grill piece (for better airflow) and don't care about keeping out leaves, just drill out the rivets. I replaced mine with a hexagonal screen and it looks pretty cool.
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Report this Post06-07-2010 12:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by unboundmo:

I would paint the vents with a high heat paint because the regular cans of Rustoleum only have a 200° rating. Use at least a 500° for the underneath side. I did and it looks good with no problems


Could u post pics?
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Originally posted by Fierosmith:

If you are repainting the deck grills black....
I've read that some use the black paint for BBQ grills.
A satin or semi-gloss also looks nice, IMO.

In any case though, prep is everything!

J


I was thinking painting it the same color as the car actually
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Report this Post06-07-2010 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlueiiiClick Here to Email BlueiiiSend a Private Message to BlueiiiDirect Link to This Post
I have seen a few cars with the grills and trim painted to match the car. IMO, it ends up being too much of one color. I would just keep them black.
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Originally posted by Fformula88:

I took a set apart, painted the inside/underside piece with flat black high temp. Then I painted the top portion with a metallic black. I had a 50% success rate. One side is still fine, the other for some reason got a lot of little bubbles and they chipped off. So it is sort of spotted, showing the primery below where the dots chipped. (Sorry, no pics handy). Might have been the heat, or prep, or just some bad paint.


My drivers side in both cars are like that, so id suspect heat.
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Originally posted by Blueiii:

I have seen a few cars with the grills and trim painted to match the car. IMO, it ends up being too much of one color. I would just keep them black.


I also like the contrast with the 2 tone scheme. But that's just me and my car
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Report this Post06-07-2010 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
Yeah as far as the 2 tone vs 1 color goes I think it's a matte of opinion. I think having it be one color will make it look more modern. Has to have the right body work for it to look better as 1 color tho. Like i said a more modern look
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Report this Post06-07-2010 10:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
If anyone has pics of ur decklid vents painted please do post pics
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Report this Post06-08-2010 08:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
Btw I found a pic of a fiero with painted trim line, door handles, and VENTS! it looks goooood

found it on google and lost link, and I don't think I could post cuz it's just in my photos (on my iPod)
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