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Post  garym on Mon 08 Sep 2014, 8:11 pm

I need the help of someone to help me decide what to do I'm thinking of chroming my grille but want to know how it would look before I outlay the money Im sure someone out there can alter the photo below to help me .
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Post  vanregal on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 12:24 am

Hi Gary, I haven't contributed much here, but this looked like an interesting challenge. This is what I came up with it looks a bit rough but I hope it gives you an idea how it might look.
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Post  blur1 on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 8:44 am

I like it.
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Post  sinbin on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 1:01 pm

Plastic chrome equals = NO!
It never looks right. My opinion of course.
Looks like it come from a rattle can.

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Post  Sam62 on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 6:15 pm

Don't know Gaz,
   
Have to see it in real life mate,  never seen plastic chrome.....
BUT,  I know what you want to do    thumbsup


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Post  The Zodiac on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 7:44 pm

Finding someone that can do a decent job of chrome plating a plastic grill might be the hardest paint.

As for painting it chrome, hell no. Definitely not that rattle can Chrome Bright garbage the truckies use.

Maybe paint it back to the factory silverish/grey Gary?

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Post  panoz78 on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 7:53 pm

There's. A number of different holden grilles
that you could easily screw in. To change the look.
Hj standard, hz , standard and then you have the statesman grilles in silver as well.
Along with the polished headlight surrounds will change the hole look of the front ....
  Even add a statesman lower grill...
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Post  garym on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 8:04 pm

Thanks to all for their posts ,when you ask a question sometimes you know the answer thats why you ask to confirm your right or wrong I wanted to see how it looked and my computer skills with modifying pictures are not high ,time to explore all other the other options including building my own .
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Post  blur1 on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 9:46 pm

I'd still get it done and see it on the car, not a pic.
worst scenario is you paint it black again.
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Post  The Zodiac on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 10:04 pm

Wrap it in Alfoil and stand back and check it out.

You could always paint the grill the factory colour and polish the headlight surrounds like Neil suggested, it'd look different to the way it does now and ad some bling to her.

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Post  sinbin on Tue 09 Sep 2014, 10:50 pm

As a random thought...

You could gut a Chrysler 300C grill and place it into the Holden framework maybe!

https://www.google.com.au/search?client=opera&q=Chrysler+300C+Grill

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Post  magnum500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014, 6:55 pm

You can get the grill vacuum metallize do .it's the process they use in the proto type industry .you will need to have the grill painted gloss black then send it to them but you cannot touch the surface to be chromed at all otherwise start again .hardest part is it is very expensive .there is also a paint by house of color that when done right is near perfect .also there is a 3M chrome tape product that is very stretchy and with lots of time you could do a grill .from when we have done it at work we would paint the grill with the chrome paint then when dry do all the leading edges with the 3M stuff .done right it would be awesom .last you could try overseas to get a couple chromed in China or the like .hope this info help .off to Octoberfest thumbsup
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Post  fc59 on Sun 21 Sep 2014, 10:10 pm

at the place that i worked it before my current job we made alloy grills for hiace and hiluxs honestly they were a bit of a mess but that was product of a shop with low pay and low standards

it isnt that hard the biggest thing it to mark and measure every thing very very accurately but with cnc water jet cutters there isnt much you couldn't make as long as you have a plan with how to to do it

i have been keen on making a grill again one day to a high level of quality not a low price but i just cant bring my self to change my stock ej grill i honestly don't think i could improve on perfection Razz
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