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Does anyone know how to take off chrom to pain it silver?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Isaiasgon, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    Isaiasgon

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    I am new to the forum site but i have a quick question, I have a Silver 2006 SR5 4x4 that has the stock chrom grill surrounding and chrom bumper but i was to paint them Silver. Is there a easy way to paint over them that the pain will stay or is there a way to take off the chrom?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    I'm not a total expert on this, but I think that what people generally do to paint chrome is sand it down real good and use adhesive promotor spray before the primer so that the primer has something to stick to.
     
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    You can always sand, adhesion promoter, primer, paint, then clear...

    But I saw something a while ago were the guy pealed the chrome off the grille. I think you could get it media blasted.

    Let us know how it turns out. I will try to find those threads.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    Oh ok thank you very much, I will try that and put picture sometime in the near future. I am a new guy to the forum.
     
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    There is a thread on here were you can buy colormatched grilles from a dealer for $175 (or something around there).
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    Were exactly can i do that? Because that would be so much easier. I am still a little sketchi on how to find stuff on this site.
     
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    there was a post on here cant find it now but he chipped the corner of the crome and then pressure washed the crome off and from what it sounded like just popped right off like paint and it was clean when it was all off and painted
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    awesome i will give it a shot, thanks for all the help
     
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