So my donor car came with the hideous LT grille, so one of the first things I purchased was a honeycomb GT grille which looks 1000 times better. Of course these are rare items these days so it’s pretty much impossible to find one in good condition unless you are willing to drop 4 figures on one!
So this one came over from the US with usual petina on the grille and rust on the brackets and a peeling GT badge. My new sandblasting tool was put to good use here as it can get in all the crevices and tight spots that normal sanding tools can only dream of penetrating.
The next step was to apply the anti rust coating and then a nice Matte Black finish. I decided on Matte finish to contrast with the high gloss Black of the exterior bodywork. Final step was to painstakingly remove the chrome coating from the badge with tweezers and screwdrivers to give it carbon fiber finish with hand painted letters.