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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by magic, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    magic

    magic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how to paint over chrome? please list the steps and any ideas for what kind of spray paint.... (im painting my stock front plastic bumper matte black and theres chrome inserts)
     
  2. Feb 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Badbagger

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    If you want it to last, you don't. Remove the inserts and powder coat them.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    TacoMX

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    Sure, if you want to spend the money on powder-coating a couple little pieces..

    OP: Sand the chrome well w/ 200 grit sand paper, degrease well using laquer thinner, use some etching primer, and take your time.

    I personally like dupicolor spray paint.

    Remember, its all in the prep work. Just take your time and be thorough...and it will look great and last a while. And if it gets knicked up...its easy to touch up.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Dwill817

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    I assume you have a 98-00 model? I just painted mine this week.. you need to wash them good and let them COMPLETELY dry(if you dont you'll get water bubbles, trust me I know) after they have dried take a very fine sandpaper and lightly sand them enough just so the paint has something to stick to, then you want to tape up everything around it using masking tape and newspaper, then paint, wait for it to dry good before you remove the tape.
     
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