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Old 05-15-2008, 08:14 AM   #1
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Can you paint chrome?

I'm wanting to get all the bagdes as well as the chrome grill and bumper painted flat black. Is this possible?

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Old 05-15-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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Can you paint chrome?

It might be cheper for you to buy a flat black grill shell. But, yes, you can paint chrome. It must be stripped off and then the area will be prepped like any other raw metal.

My rear bumper was chrome at one time, then some media blasting and body work later, it is now body matched.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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Can you paint chrome?

Chrome bumpers are usually very expensive. If it is in ggod shape I would say leave it alone. Get one from a scrap yard and paint that one. Then you could sell your chrome one and maybe make some money.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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Can you paint chrome?

Yes, you can sand "scratch" the chrome down a little with 180 sandpaper, (you do not have to remove it all if it is in good shape), then spray a couple of coats of epoxy primer, "like SPI brand" then spray your base coats, then your clear coats.
and I agree with Eric on his above post, stock chrome bumpers fetch good money..
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