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Radio Bezel Painting

So I picked up another radio bezel and im looking to paint in. I have a couple a questions.

What color should I paint it? Heres my truck:

Its "dark green satin" aka Black/Green/Blue. I have the grey interior with black trim.


Second question, Is there a how-to or something like that one here. The sticky at the top of the "Interior" forum doesnt work. The link in the first post brings you to a "404 Not Found"
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silver would look good
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you shouldn't......
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you shouldn't......

Well I got one with a fog light button because eventually im gonna get fogs. It looks kindof crappy so that wont work.
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then paint it back the stock flat black.....you can get black interior paint from an auto parts store.....
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Would it be possible to get it chromed?

Crazy thought but would it be possible? Im not looking for chrome in a can because that sucks.
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the chroming process would melt the plastic...
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the chroming process would melt the plastic...
um...my grill is plastic
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there is different ways to do it......

do what ever you want since it is your truck......i say leave it black...
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Ditto, I regret doing mine. Plus it makes the trucklook to pep boys.
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he has two which is why i said silver because he can just swap back in the stock black one
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Well I just redid my intire interior , with your color scheme I would stay flat black .
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I would go with the color of your truck. I like strategically color matched interior pieces!!!
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Black as well
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I would go with the color of your truck. I like strategically color matched interior pieces!!!

See thats whats hard because its Green, Black, or Blue depending on the light. And I think it would be hard to get it to look right.

Has anyone ever used that carbon fiber tape stuff they have at pep boys?
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PEP Boys Carbon Tape Stuff = BAD!
I didn't like it at all.
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flat black
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I find that John Deere Blitz Black is really close to a stock factory color....yet still having a custom look. I've had two different bezels in my truck....the stock one was flaking, so i sanded and painted. First, was gloss black, then flat black, then deep wedgewood blue, then blitz black, then it just was crap. So another bezel was in order, got it, was silver from thefactory, sanded the rubbery crap off, then painte it John Deere Blitz black. Looks damn near stock.

imo, satin black, like John Deere Blitz Black. JD part # TY25631 for a 12 oz can.





And here's a comparison between stock(left) and Blitz Black(right):

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I would say go with the color of your truck or a gloss black. If you really want chrome, there is a chrome paint but its expensive and hard to apply.
http://www.alsacorp.com/products/mir...irrachrome.htm

For painting it, when I did mine, I removed the rubber texture on it and sanded it down. I then applied adhesion promoter followed by primer. I then did my base coats and airbrushing then finished it off with a clear coat.
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I like my STX one...


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That's SWEET!
Did you do that yourself?
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That's SWEET!
Did you do that yourself?
If your talking about mine, I got the bezel from Ford. I just ordered the one that came in the STX rangers. Some folks will say get the stick on kit from Hillbank motorsports but I don't like it as much, and it don't have the hole for the foglight switch like my stx bezel has.
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I was thinking about doing a carbon fiber one but don't know enough about it to do it yet.
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some Mazda b-series got the carbon fibers, and the ranger stx too.
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if anyone can find me one that will fit an 07 I'd appreciate it... see I gotta have the hole for the airbag light :(
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