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Jan 2 2009, 6:50 PM
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Pixel
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Hey,

Ive made a complete mess of the grill on my mk5 black zetec-s!
My mate first sprayed the entire thing black (plastic and metal)
Then I painted the metal grill a silver/white and the plastic in Panther Black.

But the painting job was amateur so its messy and theres paint where it shouldnt be. I just want it back to normal, black plastic and and bare metal grill.

Whats the best way to go about this?

Sand it all down? Paint stripper?

Any help appreciated.

Regards,

Craig.
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Jan 2 2009, 7:45 PM
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neilbauer
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Hi be careful as paint stripper might melt the plastic! It would be easier to buy a new one have a look on ebay
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Jan 2 2009, 8:18 PM
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I would re-mesh it and wet sand the rest.
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Jan 2 2009, 8:49 PM
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As Neil says, there are plenty around on the internet, and they are cheap enough. I'd probably save myself the hassle and just buy another.
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Jan 2 2009, 9:08 PM
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Jonniger wrote on Friday, 2nd January 2009 at 8:49 PM 
As Neil says, there are plenty around on the internet, and they are cheap enough. I'd probably save myself the hassle and just buy another.

Well on eBay, they are £80!
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Jan 2 2009, 9:46 PM
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That sounds like a lot. I would have thought you would be able to get one for a lot less than that!
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Jan 2 2009, 10:04 PM
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Jonniger wrote on Friday, 2nd January 2009 at 9:46 PM 
That sounds like a lot. I would have thought you would be able to get one for a lot less than that!

Not that I can find. If you come across one for less, let me know
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Jan 2 2009, 10:37 PM
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Not sure if these are the right ones!

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Jan 2 2009, 11:50 PM
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neilbauer wrote on Friday, 2nd January 2009 at 10:37 PM 
Not sure if these are the right ones!

::link::

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Their both plastic grills (aka honeycombs)
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Jan 3 2009, 3:36 AM
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Yeah thought they might be oh well
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Jan 4 2009, 8:40 PM
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Boost due to keygen post!!
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Jan 7 2009, 3:26 PM
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Jan 8 2009, 10:29 AM
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bankseyboi wrote on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 at 3:26 PM 
dont know wether youre still looking for one but i was just looking on ebay and found this i thought it could be of interest to you
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Fiesta-Zetec-S-Mk5-Mesh-Grill_W0QQitemZ330299090553QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item330299090553&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1299%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318


Thanks mate but if I bought it Id need to respray it, which puts me in the same boat.
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Jan 18 2009, 9:55 PM
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In the end I basically took a wiring bursh to the metal which stripped it back to bare then covered up the grill with masking tape and re-painted the plastics in panther black, looks good once again!
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Jan 18 2009, 10:55 PM
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Nice, good job.
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