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Here are som pics back on the truck. I like it a lot!! I'll soon fond out how it holds up.
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what brand did you use?
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duplicolor bed liner spray
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ahhh ic i have yet to use that brand
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I like the looks of it. Now I will wait and see how well it holds up.
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I like the looks of it. Now I will wait and see how well it holds up.
ya that will be the test all right with a flexible bumper
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man that looks awesome!!

I was thinking about just painting mine black, but after seeing that i think i might use that duplicolor bed liner stuff. How much prep did you have to do before you sprayed the valance?

Also my factory step bars are starting to rust, so i was thinking i might just sand off the rust and then use that duplicolor bed liner on them too. Anyone know how to remove those plastic pads? Are they clipped or double sided taped?
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i cleaned the valance real well, then sanded to rouch up the surface. Then sprayed. It takes several coats to build up the texture, but it's worth it.

My step bar pads had little stems that went into holes in the step bar. I used a pry bar to pry them up. I primed my step bars first with self-etching primer. The chrome is almost impossible to sand enought to get paint to stick. The self-etching primer was my brother's idea. I think it helped.
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now that i painted the valance, it makes my grill look even more faded. I gues that will be next
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How many cans did you go through?

Yeah the grill was actually the first thing i was going to paint, and then my buddy was like if you paint the grill your going to have to do something with these bumpers. He used the krylon fusion paint for his grill and it turned out really nice to.
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now that i painted the valance, it makes my grill look even more faded. I gues that will be next
just use black paint for that

oh and ya you are supposed to sand blast chrome to make anything adheire correctly
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i had thought about that, but i wanted to try this first. if it starts to look bad, i'll just take them off. I like the look with them off as good if not better.
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that sucker looks good
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How many cans did you go through?
I used at least a whole can on the valance. Since the plastic is already textured, it took a little more forthe texture to come out in the paint.

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would you use Krylon Fusion,or is there a better paint for it. my brother uses a black trim paint that he gets a the local PPG store. I was thinking of trying that.
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If you want black step bars, trade me for your chrome ones.

And if you want to keep the chrome, clean the rust off with some steel wool.
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