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#1 jkdcuda

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:21 AM

Many models come with chrome grilles, not a very realistic look.
Im looking for ideas in making them more realistic.
i heard of using ink-alcohol to fill in the whole grill with a painted look.
looking for different ideas.
What about darkening between the chrome ribs , so you still have a chrome grille, but more realistic?
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#2 VW Dave

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:03 AM

Other than doing some sort of black wash, you are into a lot more work making a grille look realistic. Sanding from behind to open up the grille or removing & replacing with PE or scratchbuilt parts are the way to go if washes don't do it for you.