Well, personally im not a fan of chrome. My new explorer came with a bunch of it on it, so i have began the dechromification project. i picked up a spray can of bumper paint and got the front end knocked out.
now i have to do the rear bumper, the B and C pillars, and the little chrome stripe down the side.
there are also chrome pieces on the bottom of the rear corner panels. i plan on painting these, but am worries about it getting chipped off due too the tires spitting stuff at it. i plan on using duplicolor bumper coating on all the pieces in order to keep the black consistent. anyone have any any experience painting a piece like this? im thinking of sanding it then putting a few nice thick coats on and just hoping it holds up.
i also plan on painting the tear-drop rims black. anyone have any advice for this? i am going to paint them one at a time. i will dismount each rim for painting and mount up the spare wheel to my my bfgs so that i can still drive my truck and take my time on each rim.
i know prep work is going to be crucial for this. what kind of paint has worked well for this? is a clear coat necessary?