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Grill and bumper question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by firefighter184, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    I know I've seen a post about this before, but how would a guy paint his stock chome bumpers black? I did it once, and the paint came off in three weeks. Would Line-X or something similar work? Also, the chrome on my grill is all wrinkled and starting to peel. I wanna strip it off and go flat black, but the stuff that is still on good is not coming off. Tried peeling it little by little, but that is a beeyatch. Suggestions (besides narrowing the front and having DP_90 build me bumpers(which I will be asking him to do soon))??

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  2. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Look up media blasting in the yellow pages for your area, call them and ask them how much to blast off the chrome. I think sandblasting might be bit harsh, but there are companies that use plastic medium on cars to take paint down to the bare metal without damaging it. Might work.
     
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    I just scuffed the pooh outta my bumpers and sprayed them flat black and I just have to touch them up when a rock hits 'em.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I did mine before I hacked them off as well. I didn't even wash them off, just sprayed them.
     
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    have you bumpers powder coated witha a gloss black and you should be golden
     
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    sand them down till the finish looks the same and there is no rust then you can get self etching primer or an acid etch, both can be found at automotive paint stores...(napa) both get under the surface clean and help paint adhere to bare metal... then you can paint them the color of your choice. good luck
     
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    Thanks guys, anybody else have ideas? /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Take them off and put them in the trash can
     
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    Soon! Sent in the papers to cash out the ol' 401K. You only live once, right? Should end up with a pretty good chunk o' change. Then I'll be asking DP_90K5 for some bumpers (and doing some more crap!)
     
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    Sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    how about bed liner coating?
     
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    I was thinking about doing that. Still have to scuff the heck out of it before I put anything on it, but since I plan on Line-Xing the whole side of the truck from the door handles down to the rockers, it would fit in with the plan!
     

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