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we all know of the dry brushing technique used to accentuate the raised areas of areas to bring out the detail. Example, dry brushing silver or aluminum over a black dash to show the stereo details etc...

I was wondering if there was a reverse technique of some sort? Something that would achieve the opposite effect.

Specifically, I have a 79 Camaro that I want the grill to be blacked out. however I want there to be some sort of highlight that brings out the inner detail of the grill.. Almost something that would make you think that daylight was shining through.

I realize that I can just reverse the process and dry brush the black over a lighter base color. But I don't want to use Silver or aluminum. Any Ideas on a better base color? or even ideas on a different technique? I'm open to any and all possibilities.

thanks-epi

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we all know of the dry brushing technique used to accentuate the raised areas of areas to bring out the detail. Example, dry brushing silver or aluminum over a black dash to show the stereo details etc...

I was wondering if there was a reverse technique of some sort? Something that would achieve the opposite effect.

Specifically, I have a 79 Camaro that I want the grill to be blacked out. however I want there to be some sort of highlight that brings out the inner detail of the grill.. Almost something that would make you think that daylight was shining through.

I realize that I can just reverse the process and dry brush the black over a lighter base color. But I don't want to use Silver or aluminum. Any Ideas on a better base color? or even ideas on a different technique? I'm open to any and all possibilities.

thanks-epi

Bare metal foil over the face, then brush paint the area's and wipe away the paint on the bare metal foil.

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If you want daylight to show through my suggestion is to sand the grill that easy real light would show through

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I appreciate all of your suggestions... seems like my best bet would be opening up the grill to let actual light shine through.

thanks-epi

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You can probably get that one to open up for you. Just go nice and slow...it'll be a test of patience. But if you are too aggressive you can warm the plastic enough to make the slats wavy...so slow and steady.

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