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Anyone de-chrome their 98 grille?

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by CK5, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. CK5

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    Anyone de-chrome their 98 grille? Want to paint mine to match the body.
     
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    sand blast? might destroy it though, good question, if you figure out whats up post it up might look good on my 97.
     
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    On my old truck I just roughed mine up with a Scotch-Brite pad and primed it and painted it. I used a primer made for plastics that bonds with it better. Had it for 2 years and it never flaked off and I still see it around town and looks fine for a rattle can job, thats about 5 years old now.
     
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    You might be able to strip the chrome off. My original grille on the 93 was pealing. If I wanted to, I could have peeled it all off and painted it. Instead I found a paintable 94-98 version on EBAY, and converted to the newer style.
     
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    Yeah, a few big flakes came off at the car wash I might actually try and hit it with the sprayer and get most of it off. Who ever invented chrome plastic. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    a retarded monkey with a thing for footballs
     
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    If you do try to peel some of it off by hand, be sure to watch your fingers. The edges can be sharp. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I de-chromed a 93 GMC grille once. Me and a buddy sat in the garage one night picking away with with razor blades. Took about 4 hours. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I wonder why it says not 2500?
     
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    The only thing I can think of would be that it wasn't stock on a 2500, just the 1500's. I put one on my 93 K3500 without any problems. I bought all the parts to convert to the newer grille style. Even put in the spiffy Sport black/red bowtie /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Oven cleaner will do the job real nice.
    Just spray it on... wait a little bit and wipe off. Keep extending the time till you find the right time for your particular chrome plastic.

    Works like magic. Just dont leave it on too long or it will start to bubble the plastic also.
     

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