Plasti Dip GX470 Grill

Done

I plastidipped the grill on my Lexus GX470, and I am very happy with the results. It took about 30 minutes of active work, and about 4 hours of waiting, and this was my first time using Plasti Dip. I used 1 can of black Plasti Dip.

This is the full Chrome grill, before.

Before

The labor is pretty simple - remove about 10 10mm bolts around the grill, up under the hood. I also had to remove 2 bolts on the hood release that were attached. Then just slip the grill off.

Before

I also removed the Lexus logo, so that it stayed chrome instead of black. I think the contrast looks better. I’ve seen some other people Plasti Dip the whole grill, and it doesn’t look as good to me.

Before

The Lexus logo removal involved 2 Phillips screws behind the logo.

Before

Make sure you clean your grill really well. You don’t want any bugs or dust on the grill before starting. I applied 8 coats of Plasti Dip on, with 15-30 minutes of drying in between in each coat. It was just like using spray paint. This is after 2 coats.

Before

And this is 6 coats.

Before

And re-installed the grill! Huge improvement.

Done

Written on May 7, 2019

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