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Old 07-20-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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Painting a chrome grill surround??

Can anyone tell me if this is a good idea..or if the chrome can be sanded off the grill surround so it can be painted white...Will the paint stick...will it last? ...or should i just leave it chrome...
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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my buddy did the truck bed lining you buy from Home Depot, $5. He couldn't sand it. So he put it on over that and it looked sick. It hasn't chipped or anything and he has already been off road with rocks flying everywhere.
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my buddy did the truck bed lining you buy from Home Depot, $5. He couldn't sand it. So he put it on over that and it looked sick. It hasn't chipped or anything and he has already been off road with rocks flying everywhere.


humm interesting idea...
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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lookin at your truck the thing my friend did, it wouldn't look bad on ur truck. Its rough but not really rough. shit doesn't stick as easy to it.
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im doing a satoshi grill but i just did not want to leave it chrome...i guess the bed liner stuff would look good to ...i think better than chrome..i hate chrome
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #6
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check out my buddy on here, taco_89, look at the grill.
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I painted mine. It's all about the prep. Scuff it with a red scotch bright, prime, paint and clear.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:06 AM   #8
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I painted some chrome mirror covers and they have held up great for a year so far.

1. sand the sheen off the chrome
2. apply adhesion promoter, which you can buy at autozone or pep boys
3. paint with color-matched spray paint. I got mine from ebay seller spraycansunlimited....perfect match
4. clear coat.
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I have been thinking of doing this to my bull bar. It has the chrome finish to it and I am quite sick of it. Plus I am about to do the BHLM and dont want the chrome up front. Chrome grille will be going away when I do my satoshi.
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I painted some chrome mirror covers and they have held up great for a year so far.

1. sand the sheen off the chrome
2. apply adhesion promoter, which you can buy at autozone or pep boys
3. paint with color-matched spray paint. I got mine from ebay seller spraycansunlimited....perfect match
4. clear coat.

what grit sandpaper do you use to sand the sheen off the chrome??
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what grit sandpaper do you use to sand the sheen off the chrome??
I use 150 grit, then follow with a 220 grit, all with a palm sander
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Thanks guys for the great help
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I painted my chrome grill. Scuff the chrome > adhesion promoter > primer > basecoat > clearcoat
can you put how many coats of each? and how long in between coats you waited?
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