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Painting chrome rear bumper

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by adio, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Jul 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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    adio

    adio [OP] Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda

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    Anyone in here ever color match their rear chrome bumper? Thinking about doing mines. I've color match everything(door handles, grille,mirrors,badges). Those where easy and small pieces. The only thing left is this big a** chrome piece.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2012 at 12:34 AM
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    Bennett707

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    zip ties and scotch tape (duct tape is too expensive)
    try to get the chrome off. IIRC etching primer works good over chrome.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2012 at 1:46 AM
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    adio

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    so pretty much sand it down to where you can't see chrome anymore?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2012 at 1:49 AM
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    Sand it down really well, spray a few coats of adhesion promoter, spray 2-3 coats of self etching primer, 2-4 coats of you're paint, then clear coat. My $0.02
     
  5. Jul 19, 2012 at 1:52 AM
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    45acp

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  6. Jul 19, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    pretty much did what AK Taco said. turned out great and have no problems with the paint.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Sounds good.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    So whos going to get into painting parts as a side job??
     
  9. Jul 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    adio

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    *UPDATE*

    sanded it down pretty well(I think haha). pics doesn't say much but the bumper is in the dull side. almost a stainless steel sink look. what do you guys think, is this good enough to prep for painting?
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  10. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    TheWeatherman

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    How well is it holding up?
     
  11. Aug 6, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    adio

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    I finished it 2 weeks ago. ain't no factory paint job, but came out just as I wanted to. little shadow here and there but only noticeble up close. so far holding up strong
     
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