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CHIPPED CHROME...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JKO1998, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Sep 3, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    JKO1998

    JKO1998 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The chrome on my trucks grill is bubbling and chipping.... What's the best way to strip it all? Thinking I'm just gonna plasty dip it.

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  2. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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    CodeSeven

    CodeSeven Yo

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  3. Sep 4, 2015 at 6:21 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Sand it down with 320 grit, clean it of the dust (wash/dry/tack cloth), wipe it down with a prep cloth to get rid of any oily residue, then either prime and paint or plasti dip.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2015 at 6:59 AM
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    devinzz1

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    Polished metal is polished metal. Chrome is electroplated on and can chip/peel like what your seeing here.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2015 at 7:11 AM
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    Indy

    Indy Master of all I survey.

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    I dont think actual chrome steel or chrome paint has ever been used for bumpers. Chrome plating on the other hand is all over the place.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM
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    JKO1998

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    How do I get whatever it is off my grille then?
     
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  7. Sep 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Sandpaper would be a good start.
     

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