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Painting your chrome grill. ?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mxracer16, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Jul 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM
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    mxracer16

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    Hey guys

    Im thinking about painting my chrome grill and badges.
    and i was wondering if you guys had any advice.
    I have herd that painting "plastic chrome" is tough to make it look good and last.


    any suggestions, thoughts and pictures please ?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    09REDTRD

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    i own a bodyshop and i 320 grit sand the chrome and use an etch primer never had any trouble.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    lsocoee

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    did you do your Tacoma?
     
  4. Jul 10, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    320 seems a little rough, maybe for non metalic colors.
     
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    no m mine is a sport all is painted but i did do my 06 dodge ram grill and bumpers guy i sold it to says still looks good and i did my dads 07 f150 grill and bumpers about 10,000 miles ago no chips yet the key is to use a real good etch primer . no spray can crap
     
  6. Jul 10, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    lsocoee

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    OK. Thanks
     
  7. Jul 10, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    For the badges just use krylon fusion black. Just sand and rough the badges up a little and apply like 3 coats. I have pics in my gallery. I want to paint my chrome grill silver to color match. Idk if im going to do it myself or have a bodyshop do it yet.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    mxracer16

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    Guys thanks alot for the super quick info.
    I went for a bike ride about an hour ...i get back and im almost know everything there is to know about painting plastic .....thanks to all the great peeps at tw !!!!!!!! thanks again
     
  9. Jul 10, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    color matching is the way to go, chrome sucks.... harley is almost 100% dechromed..
     
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