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X2 I just did all of my badges, and my SS badges I sprayed black then taped the centers and then sprayed them blue and the wetter they were the better line I got. So I think it just takes practice.
Yeah, I've been checking pricing and I can get both grilles in black brand new for about $100. Between the 2 or 3 cans of Plastidip that I used ($25) and all of the time I put into it, it just isn't worth it. For the extra $75, I'll NEVER have to worry about peeling, fading, cracking, etc - and it will also look better.... I'm the type that would rather pay more up front and not have to deal with things ever again... I got sucked into the plastidip "trend" twice now and both times, it's pretty much been a frustrating experience with only decent results (that obviously don't last)....
You know what they say, time in money, so I've spend much more than $100 already! Maybe if you are like Fonzi and use Plastidip on a daily basis as your occupation, then maybe you can get better-looking, longer-lasting results, but I haven't been so lucky!
FYI, I purchased two new (black) grilles today. Ended up going with genuine GM parts instead of getting aftermarket parts - there just wasn't enough of a cost difference to justify taking the "risk" on potentially lower quality parts...If you end up buying the new black grilles, please let us know where you get them from. So far, my dipped grilles are holding up, but haven't been on near as long as yours. I may too want to upgrade to permanent black grilles also some day. I agree that the front grilles do take the most beating and will probably need to be re-dipped periodically. As for the bowties and Impala lettering, I've been really pleased with the dip.