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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2009, 07:45:41 PM »
My original 02D Z/28 (X33 - with Z21) has the silver grille and bezels, and a narrow black ring painted between the bright ring on the bezel and the headlamp.

So it´s supposed to be black then!! Oops, I´ve just painted that part Argent as well! :(
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2009, 08:13:24 PM »
My original 02D Z/28 (X33 - with Z21) has the silver grille and bezels, and a narrow black ring painted between the bright ring on the bezel and the headlamp.

Thanks John, that is what I remembered, Weewh! I though I was losing it.

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2009, 09:08:29 AM »
After spending week after week in the paint shop I finally got the grille back to my garage so I could start remounting it!

First I had to add the center bowtie enblem and the polished moldings:
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Here it´s a prefit of the grille:
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Now was the right time to put som new fresch buchings and screws from NPD in place:
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Here is the grille and front bvumper in place after hours od adjustments.
I also took the front spoiler of just for testing and I kind of like the new clean apparence! :)
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I gotta take the HUgger for its first ride this year and this is the final result outside the garage:
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »
looks great Hakan!

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2009, 01:43:46 PM »
Thanx Kewin!  :)
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Hakan from Sweden
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2009, 11:10:49 PM »
After spending week after week in the paint shop I finally got the grille back to my garage so I could start remounting it!

First I had to add the center bowtie enblem and the polished moldings:
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Here it´s a prefit of the grille:
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Here is the grille and front bvumper in place after hours od adjustments.
I also took the front spoiler of just for testing and I kind of like the new clean apparence! :)
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Hakan, your grille looks amazing!  What paint code did you end up using?

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2009, 12:52:06 PM »
I checked with my painter today and he said it was Standox Argent Silver but he didn´t remeber any code, sorry!  :-[
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2009, 01:01:13 PM »
Argent is PPG code DQE 8568

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2009, 01:56:05 AM »
If you want to rattle can the grille, use Krylon #1403, dull aluminum.  It's right on the money.  Actually the best match that I've seen. 

How come that beautiful Hugger orange Camaro in the photos here has 1970 Firestone tires?

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2009, 09:30:09 AM »
If you want to rattle can the grille, use Krylon #1403, dull aluminum.  It's right on the money.  Actually the best match that I've seen. 

How come that beautiful Hugger orange Camaro in the photos here has 1970 Firestone tires?

Jerry

Thanx!
I´m not that ortodox that I use tire from the right year! I guess they had to change tire during the years too, when tey used a 69 Camaro during the 70:ies, don´t you! :)

...but I´m going to change to a set of Polyglass but for another reason......! :D
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2010, 10:34:02 AM »
If you want to rattle can the grille, use Krylon #1403, dull aluminum.  It's right on the money.  Actually the best match that I've seen. 


Jerry

I agree, that is what I used on my grill!

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2014, 12:50:13 PM »
When the grill was painted body color I know the center egg crate section was covered so did the entire back side of grill get any or have minor to alot body color overspray?Been a long time since seeing an untouched original! Any pics of original showing it mounted in front sheetmetal?
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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2014, 03:39:09 PM »
I bought this silver grill at a swap meet a while ago and pretty sure the garnet red paint is the factory overspray.


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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2014, 04:37:49 PM »
Thanks Kevin for posting that pic...Did you find any signs of it being mask off on the back side to keep from getting on the argent? I would guess the amount of overspray would vary as well?

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Re: Grille color on a X44?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2014, 06:33:27 AM »
I bought this silver grill at a swap meet a while ago and pretty sure the garnet red paint is the factory overspray.


For me, that looks the opposite! The silver is the over spray color....!
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Hakan from Sweden
1969 Camaro X44, hugger orange, 355, TH350, 4:10 12 bolt Posi, RPO Z87, black/white houndstooth, 14" steel wheels & dog dish, 02D built
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