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Anyone had any luck with painting chrome?

I am thinking about going cheap and attempting to paint all the chrome on my truck. I just can't stand the chrome look anymore. Call me crazy.
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painted my chrome rims this summer in about july, and they are just now started to chip in a couple of spots. Not sure what Im gonna do now.
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Why? You'll just want it chrome again in a week.
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i forgot what its called exactly but its like a primer but its called something else and it helps the paint stick to the surface that your trying to paint
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i forgot what its called exactly but its like a primer but its called something else and it helps the paint stick to the surface that your trying to paint
sand paper
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Why? You'll just want it chrome again in a week.
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^ X3 Chrome wont get you home, but it damn sure looks good.
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Call me crazy.
You're ****ing crazy. Your truck looks awesome as is.
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Chome Blows, end of story. Too much of a PITA to keep it looking good.

Sand paper, primer, and paint!
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100 grit or less sandpaper and some thick primer...bingo!
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Black chrome FTW!!!!!
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sand paper
no it you spray it on like primer but its more addhesive for the paint to stick to. i remember it being on a headlight mod thread that was on here
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sand it down or somehow ruff it up! then use a SELF ETCHING primer for sure!!! then paint
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no it you spray it on like primer but its more addhesive for the paint to stick to. i remember it being on a headlight mod thread that was on here
Adhesion promoter.

But really, just use sand paper till the surface is nice and dull, then prime and paint. I say use 180 grit, so you don't put any deep scratches in it, but I'll let you decide on that.
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Wheather I trade my bumpers for paintable or not I'm sorry but I don't like chrome. I want this truck to have a more sinnister look.
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I am thinking about going cheap and attempting to paint all the chrome on my truck. I just can't stand the chrome look anymore. Call me crazy.
no no no. i'll tell you secrest aboot painting chrome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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its gonna be a pain lol. if its for wheels its a ***** to get off. someone i know had his sent off to be soda blasted and its taking forever for it to come off and the guy said hes going to use coarse slag to get the **** off haha
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Paint the front bumper and back bumper the color of your truck. I think it would look good. Justin did that to his front bumper and it looks great.
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I have an 08 front bumper I'm going to put on my truck so I want to get a painted rear bumper for my truck to replace the rear chrome one. I've had terrible luck finding a decently shaped rear one for a fair price so I asked my body man what it took to paint chrome. He told me to do it right you really more or less have to grind the chrome off. I figured just some rough sand paper would work but he told me that really something more aggressive was needed. I have access to a sand blaster and he told me that would probably be the easiest way and would stick pretty well. He's been painting for decades and has turned out some really nice vehicles so I'm going to believe him. When he gets around to painting my front bumper, I think I'm going to blast my rear bumper and have him paint it too.
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Why not just pull off the bumpers and go to town on them with an angle grinder? Sand them till bare metal.
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When I Herculined my front chrome bumper, all I did was sand it down. Its still holding up today.
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pssst
sandblast and powdercoat--bumpers and wheels--

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Make the wheels and bumpers match exactly!!
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I painted a bunch of chrome a couple weeeks ago.

Sand it down good to where it is not shiny
Prime the color you are painting.
Paint. Not that hard and so far not a single chip.

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I will prob do the rest of front bumper soon.
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bare metal primer, i usedit on my stock wheels and its really thick and chalky, it sticks pretty well
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that silverado looks like it now has a base model front end to me
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