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Faded Speaker Grilles
« on: February 14, 2019, 05:54:08 AM »

I found Rustoleum Painters Touch, semi-gloss black at Home Depot. 8 oz. can $3.76, used a flat artists brush 1/2 inch wide $1.09.  Easy coverage, brush out the holes that fill with paint, dries smooth, perfect  match. Inspect after ten minutes with a flash light, poke out any holes still filled with a toothpick. Took 20 minutes including cleaning the brush.  Grilles look new, even in the sun.  (Note stir the paint frequently).

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Re: Faded Speaker Grilles
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 07:32:51 AM »

New project for me...
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Re: Faded Speaker Grilles
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 07:05:46 AM »

Was that available in spray can as well?
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Re: Faded Speaker Grilles
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 03:56:15 PM »

First wash with hot soapy water (Dawn or equivalent) using a 3M red scuff pad, scuff until all original finish is removed, allow to dry and spray even light coats of whatever color you want. I like Duplicolor brand, nice nozzles and even flow but several good brands of paint in rattle cans today. Light coats will not plug the holes. Spray back side first then turn over and spray face. If you really want to do nice job, spray first with self-etching primer, light coat. Should prevent peeling/chipping in future.
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Re: Faded Speaker Grilles
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 04:08:19 AM »

I should have been more clear.  I did not remove the speaker grilles to do this touchup, that is what made it so easy. CVODON went the "extra mile" in his procedure.  Sounds like a very thorough procedure. 

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