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What to paint funky chrome filter with?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I have a funky chrome air filter (I didn;t buy it) on my 350. It's the open element kind with a K & N. I hate chrome and it's rusty anyway. WHat can I paint it with? Just some plain Rustoleum? WHat about that steel-looking paint that is nade for painting wheels? ANy ideas? I'll go plain black or steel/stainless steel look. Don't want to pony up for a new air filter.
    Also, my windshield has that dumb chrome molding in the middle of the windshield gasket,. What should I paint that with? I just want it black like the rubebr gasket. IF I ever have to replace the windshield I'll have them use a regular gasket, so I just want to cover the funky chrome trim up.
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  2. FRIZZLEFRY

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    Ive found the best way to paint chrome is to sand blast it ,prime it ,then paint it.

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  3. Dip Stick

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    Why don't you just buy an Xteme Air Filter Lid...it's made by K&amp;N, got one on my truck, looks nice and they say you gain like 10 more hp but i doubt it...dunno

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  4. 1986Blazer

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    You can replace the chrome trim on the window with new trim. LMC sells it for about $6.00 and it is black rubber, easy to replace and looks great. Just rip out the old and install the new.

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