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front bumper painting

I dont really like my front bumper. i dont think it goes with the rest of the truck-too much chrome
is it possible to paint it black? has this been done before? think itll look good?

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pretty sure fx4wannabe has done it
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There's a kit out that where you can paint chrome to make it look like black chrome. I think that'd look pretty cool... I think Duplicolor makes it.
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really? that sounds really cool. who would you guess would carry something like that?
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Last time I was across the border I saw it at Meijers and I think Autozone had it.
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Here it is:

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awesome....thank you! im gunna see if i can find it.
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i think if i did it, i would do the front and back bumper and maybe even the grille instead of just the front bumper so its not random? what do you guys think?

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I think that'd look pretty good.
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yea i agree. i think ill give it a try. thanks for the idea!
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use that rustoleum bedliner
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wow that looks really good. im wondering how dark i should go with it. or how many coats

i thought of doing the bedliner stuff but i really want it to look somewhat stock in other words blend with the rest of the vehicle.
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yea i agree. i think ill give it a try. thanks for the idea!
No problem! I'm curious to see how it turns out... I've always wanted to do my emblems with it.
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the bedliner looks like the stock textured flares just in black
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I used the bedliner stuff works awesome. Doesn't chip at all.
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No problem! I'm curious to see how it turns out... I've always wanted to do my emblems with it.
oo thats also a good idea. i think im going to do the front bumper and the rear. how should i prep it? just give a good cleaning?

that might look good too if i did my fenders along with it.
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I used the bedliner stuff works awesome. Doesn't chip at all.
do you have any pictures?
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oo thats also a good idea. i think im going to do the front bumper and the rear. how should i prep it? just give a good cleaning?

that might look good too if i did my fenders along with it.
There should be some instructions in that kit that will tell you the best way... but definitely a good cleaning to start!
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the front bumper used to be chrome? looks good.
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Yeah I used 2 cans to do the front. It was like $7.50 a can. I also did the rocker pannels, rear bumper and tool box.
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