Shooting a two-tone grille. question
I have a '76 Bronco, with a new all-steel grille.
The inner panel will be a dark silver, and the outer section that surrounds the silver will be "Ford Dark Jade Metallic".
Question is should I shoot the whole grille Dark Green, then shoot the silver on top? or silver the center then mask off and shoot the green on the remaining?
Of course the prep will be Pickelx, then epoxie prime, 2K (to smoothen out the prime, then topcoat, clear coat.
If you're going to apply Picklex be sure to scuff it and apply a primer that has NO acid.
I usually apply two tone so that the easiest to mask is applied first then masked and then second color is applied. This usually means that the smallest area is painted first then masked.
Good reminder on the No acid!
Since I have one of these, the way I would do it is spray the whole thing green, mask and spray the center silver. That way, your green will likely match the rest of the green on the bronco because it has the same substrate. The silver (argent) grill doesn't have to match anything else on the rig.