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blacking out chrome bumpers via bedliner material write up

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacomaman06, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 3:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    been wanting to do this for a while now, so today, i finally did it. i like how it turned out too. really not too expensive to do either. thanks to gorilla_97 for some tips and heads up.

    what you'll need:

    small short hard bristled paint brush
    100 grit medium sand paper
    blue painters tape
    laquer thinner/paint thinner
    1 can of herculiner bed liner material
    some newspaper
    rags

    first,on my truck, i did the rear bumper, then the chrome strip on my front bumper. i took the plastic caps off the top of the rear bumper, removed the rubber bumper plug, and removed the tag lights too. i washed the rear bumper with some dawn dish soap and dried real good. then, i sanded the the rear bumper with the 100 grit paper. then, i wiped it down a few good times with laquer thinner to remove any sanding dust. then........i applied the bed liner material. i did one coat, let dry for an hour, then i went back with a 2nd coat and 3rd coat, 1 hour between each of those coats. in half an hour, it'll be tacky still a bit, but not bad.
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    this is with everything removed and and only the first coat.
    next, i went to the front. i washed the front bumper like i did the rear, then dried. i used the painters tape to tape the top colored part of the bumper. then on the bottom, i taped under the chrome, then put a line of newspaper down and taped it up. next, i sanded the chrome and cleaned it with the laquer thinner. next, i applied 3 coats the same way as i did the rear.
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    again...these pics are with only one coat.

    finished pics to come shortly.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    looks good Will! i like the rugged look that it has!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    So you brushed it on for the rugged look i like!!
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    finished with the project.

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    and for a finale.....i painted my exhaust tip black with some rustoleum high temp black semi gloss paint.:D
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  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    thanks fellas. thats exactly what i was aiming for!!:)
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    wat?
    looks good maan. i'm thinking about removing the flaps and doing the 6-8" strip like toy on mine
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    haha well i'd say you hit the nail on the head!! very nice clean job on the finished product!
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    that'll look great man. im thinking of doing the same, and also thinking about putting bed liner on my flares too. just havent made up my mind yet.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    Nicely Done brotha!! Nicely Done!!

    That exhaust tip looks great.
     
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    wat?
    yeah...i dunno how mine would look w/ the strips and the green flares...might have to do the flares too
     
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    well...you wouldnt have to worry about them getting gouged on the trails. plus...the bed liner stuff is easy as pie to just touch up if needed.
     
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    next up.........my chrome grille. gonna do it the same way as the bumpers, then i'll get clear corners with the black trim, and i'll be set.
     
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    looks awesome dude! I think doing the flares would create a well balance on the truck. Front,back, and a little on the sides as not to overdue it.Perfect. It would look great. :D
     
  14. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    thanks man.........im gonna think about it a little more before i decide for sure. i know when i get sliders, i'll bed line them also.:)
     
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    That looks awesome! Hope you don't mind me playing copy-cat, but now I gotta do it!
     
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    yeah man, the sliders with the liner would connect the front and rear perfectly. Don't ya love all the options.:D
     
  17. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    no problem at all bro!!!:D
     
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    options are always good!!!:)
     
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    looking damn good bro!
     
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    That looks awsome,Good work:thumbsup:, I want to do the bottom part of the truck and the fender flares.
     
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