Painted Whole Lower Grill

Tool’s and accesory’s needed, Black gloss paint (base), Clear coat, (primer not needed) Wet Sand (used 1000 grit, could deff use something more course though) masking or paint tape, solvent (or any chemical to strip off wax and clean surface) screw driver (philips) Clean towels, paper to mask off unwanted surfaces to be painted, and soap and water.
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A Corolla (before pic, obviously)
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Remove the screw you see on the bottom of the lip to free it from the bumper
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Remove the two screws underneith that hold your wheel well plastic in place and carefully pull it to the side to access the clips inside the bumper to remove the lip.
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Here is one of the four (I Believe) clips I mentioned above, remove all of these and carefully remove the lip, theres one plastic clip (attacted to the actual lip) so be careful when pulling off.
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After the lip kit is off in the front your vehicle should look like this (CE/LE kinda)
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Take a clean rag and put solvent (or whatever you choose to use to remove dirt/grease/wax) and rub the desired areas you wish to paint
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After you are done completely wiping down and getting everything off, next comes the wet sanding!(sand enough to get most of the existing clear coat and scuff the paint so the new paint can stick with ease)
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Next is the fun part, mask off the bumper so no over spray gets on the vehicle. Remember mask about an inch before the first insert where the lip kit attacthes at, that way when the lip kit goes back on it looks flush.
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Mask off the top part of the bumper too, that way you dont have to tape off the small prong lookin things that attactch the lover grille to the actual bumper ( it will look clean and not as choppy!)
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First coat started to fish eye a bit, but it wasn’t too bad where I had to remove paint and re prep. Very light coats BTW DO NOT RUSH THIS!!!
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More Coats….
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Final Coat ( I used aprox. 9-10 LIGHT coats) came out fantastic to be honest, there is a bit of dirt in the paint, not noticable at all, but thats what I get for doing it outside in 30 degree weather…Oh I reccomend you do this in a little warmer weather and in the day time as well )

Clear is on and ready to throw the lip back on…(gonna do another coat of clear later on in the week once the paint dries a bit more
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Final Product, wish I could take more pics but I dont wanna risk getting dirt in the paint and having run marks in the paint b/c it’s not completely done drying. I took some In my neighborhood and will post more tommorow in the day light if you guys are interested.
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