Charly, I agree that the castings are not the best... the badges I did last year are already dulling...
The issue is, do I coat and protect it for a while, then have strip and recoat, or just keep touching up the polish???
Actually, I have to say that the grill was not a tricky project... just elbow grease really.
Now onto bigger things...
This week, I want to glue the center grill fairing back together, and try to figure out how this whole LH, RH and center section and spoiler is gonna play.
The 3 pieces lap(joggle) together, and the upper part of the center has a curved aluminum stiffening bar, seen here, which bridges it all together.
The plan for now is:
1/ Cut off the front leveler mounts.
2/ Bridge a piece of 6x2 across the front crossmember and secure both of the front corner fairing to it.
3/ Remove both front fairings and the wood as an assembly. This will hold them in thier mounted positions.
4/ At home, fix any cracks or deformity, then mount the repaired center section.
5/ Do the mods and build a mould of the whole thing...
Did this for 30 years... Hope I have not lost my touch!
Big piece... so gotta get my kids Jeep outta my garage first tho... thats priority!