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Old 01-13-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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who all has painted their chrome bumpers to color match their truck and had good results?.....thinkin about doing this....read some on procedure....would like to know the products that gave good results.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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Use an adhesion promoter primer before regular primer.
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/adhesionPromoter/
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From what I have seen and heard:
Sand it to roughen up the surface a little - don't sand all the chrome off and don't use course sand paper, you still want a smooth enough surface to paint on, but not so smooth that the paint won't stick.
Use a self etching primer. I'm not sure if self etching and adhesion promoter is the same thing - i have heard both terms used. Adhesion promoter, as far as I understand is more for painting plastic, and self etching primer is for painting metal.
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the plastic chrome has been color-matched baby!!!!....and the emblem painted metallic....and the headlights restored to shine!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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What paint did you use and how good of a match is it in the sun? I am interested in doing this too.
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Looks great! Where did you get the paint and how is the color match in the shade and sun?

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the plastic chrome has been color-matched baby!!!!....and the emblem painted metallic....and the headlights restored to shine!!!
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OP, What did you use on those headlights? I've had no luck with headlight restoration so far
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