I spent the day yesterday refinishing the headlight surrounds and grille on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. A few years prior, I had painted both flat black. The surface of the headlight surrounds always needed a bit more paint on them. With the grille, the surface was begin to get pitted and some of the chrome-plated plastic underneath was showing. So I set off cleaning, lightly sanding, then spraying it all. Flat black on the surrounds and the grille, but this time, I also taped off the MITSUBISHI lettering on the grille, so I could spray that bit in a gloss black as well. It’s an easy project that makes the nose of my truck look a bit nicer. I shot a video of the process, and I’ll have it up on YouTube later this week.
Regardless, it was a nice little way to lean into one of my car goals for the new year. That would be getting my project vehicles into their best shape. I have much more in store for the Montero, and I also plan on getting the Jag to a prime place. Especially considering I blew the power steering pump over the weekend, and I’ll tell you more about that story later today.
But for now, I want to know what sort of car goals you have for 2022? Share below!