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Painting the front chome piece of grill

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TacoMan1991, May 25, 2011.

  1. May 25, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Im wanting to change the color of my front chome piece of my grill and i was wondering how and what would be the best way to do it. I was thinking about smoking the chrome and was wondering if anyone had any pictures to show me how it would look. Help me out.
     
  2. May 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    In before plasi-dip!!
     
  3. May 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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  4. May 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    but wont the rubber look like crap?
     
  5. May 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Now you're catching on....
     
  6. May 25, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    so what would be a better way of doin it?
     
  7. May 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Sand, adhesion promoter, color matched spray paint, clear coat :cool:
     
  8. May 25, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    what would be the best adhesion promoter
     
  9. May 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    ^^ Yes ^^
     
  10. May 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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  11. May 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    that was awsome thank you,sub'd too for ya
     
  12. May 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Plasti dip looks good :D
     
  13. May 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    you got any plasti-dip pictures
     
  14. May 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    I do not, but I'll go out and get a picture for you real quick. I have a 1st gen btw
     
  15. May 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Here are some I found of 2nd gens

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    Here's my truck

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  16. May 26, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    You can buy it at autozone or any other auto parts store.
     
  17. May 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    kmok thanks for the pics, and i think im actually gonna paint match with the rest of the truck, it just looks better to me
     
  18. Jul 4, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    Maybe like this :rasta:
     
  19. Sep 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    I know this is an old thread, however i just painted my chrome grill with basecoat and clearcoat dupont and it turned out great. I will say make sure you sand well i went over it with 220grit and then with 400 grit to prep and then sprayed with bulldog adhesion promoter right before painting. Turned out great, doesnt look like it will even need wet sanding but ill know later tonight when i get home.
     
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