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Plastic/Chrome Grill Surround Smudgy

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by iowa530, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    iowa530

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    My plastic chrome grill surround looks sort of hazy and smudged. I think it may have always been this way from the dealership. Almost like there is water between the plastic and the chrome film. Can anything be done to correct this, besides painting/replacing the grill surround?
     
  2. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  3. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    I hate the chrome. How hard would it be to paint?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    The more I look at it, the more I would like it painted. I have no real experience painting stuff like that. I'm about 50-50 when it comes to handyman projects. Some turn out great, some always look like a do it yourself turd. Hate to mess up on an otherwise nice truck. May check with a bodyshop.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    I was thinking about getting mine quoted too.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    get it painted at a body shop it will be around 100 bucks
     
  7. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    if you look in my pics you will c what mine looks like before and after chrome being painted
     
  8. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    im shooting for 80. :D
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    probably about right, mine was 100 canadian to have done
     
  10. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    I hate my chrome grill too. Hey Rudbwoy7s, let me know how that goes and where you get it done. Might be interested getting mine done as well.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    There's a place on the frontage rd in Harlingen called collision center, that's the place I plan on going when I have the dough.
     
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