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prep for chrome painting

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im painting the toyota emblem on the front of my truck and ow do you prep it and can you use a quality (Rustolium...i thinm is what its called) spray paint?
     
  2. TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

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    Adhesive promoter
     
  3. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i thought that was to PUT it on.
     
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    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

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    Adhesion promoter I mean :p
     
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    i didnt do anything to mine...i just cleaned it off real well and then sprayed a couple coats on it
     
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    for painting my emblem............i washed and scrubbed it real good with dawn dish soap and a scotchbrite pad.(use hot water) let it dry overnight, unless you have an air compressor handy. then when painting it......use a few coats of adhesion promoter and whatever paint you want to use. i used duplicolor flat black. here's how mine turned out.

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  7. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    spray paint? can i sand it down a bit to make the paint stick better? or is that just going to make the finished product look bad?
     
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  9. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    adhesion promoter? where do you get it? Lowes? that looks good
     
  10. tacomaman06

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    walmart.........4 dollars for the can. i did about 4 coats of the adhesion promoter, then about 5 coats of the black. its still in awesome shape, and its been done for a few good months.
     
  11. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok i will most likely do that then.
     
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    would you reccoment doing it on the chrome grille surroud...or is it too big of an area??
     
  13. tacomaman06

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    yeah, and if you get the grille cleaned and prepped the right way, and definitely use the adhesion promoter.......it'll last and look good for a long time! go for it man!!
     
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