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Chrome Bumper-- Painted black?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by headhunter247, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Ok, so Im looking to get all the nasty chrome off of my truck. Is there a GOOD way to paint over the chrome with black? I have seen others use spray on bedliner, but Im wanting to do something without having to buy a new bumper. Im not opposed to the bedliner idea, but just dont know. Thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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  3. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    brianr

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    I've never painted chrome, but I imagine; you'd want to really sand on it, then apply an adhesion promoter/primer, then paint it black.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    HAve you considered bedliner?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    So would that bedliner be the kind that comes in a spray can? Im not really into paying the money for line-x.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Krylon fusion spray paint......wet sand before and clearcoat after(optional)

    It looks bitchin and has held up for over a year with no issues

    And its only 6 bucks
     
  7. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    here are my bumpers after i bedlined them...........brushed on herculiner.......

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    i did the same thing.....deleted all my chrome!!!
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    I used duplicolor spray on bedliner and heres the result
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    Those all look good. Bedliner vs. duplicolor? Im on the fence now. Biggest thing, I just dont want to do this, and then it look like shit in 3 months.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    Will tacomaman06 actually took his time me i did everything on the truck quick process and sanded it down and sprayed it on i would go will's way look alot more durable if i could do it over i would do a better process but i dont care it does the job lol.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    thanks bro!!

    i did my bedlinered bumpers this past summer.............still holding up really well. trust me...that herculiner aint going anywhere.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    Did you guys take the bumper off to do this?
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    nah... i left mine on. i did take off the plastic top cap and the tag lights out as well...made prep alot easier doing it this way also.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    I didnt take it off just taped some newpaper where i thought some over spray might happened and went from there.
     
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    while we are on the topic, i bought my taco w/a painted skid plate, the black paint is starting to chip, so i bought duplicolor bed liner, and i was going to spray that on, should stick & hold a whole lot better, anyone have any thoughts??

    thanks

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  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    I would use what you got and if it scratches up all you have to do is paint that spot since its a skid plate i wouldnt worry to much about it. but thats just me
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    i had mine color matched by a buddy of mine who paints cars. he just ruffed it up then applied an adheisive then color matched it. he took off the bumper and took off the caps.

    i cant post the pics due to being on my work laptop :mad: check out the pics under my gallery. this was done a few months ago and it still looks new:D
     
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