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Painting over chrome??


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#1 SubieDaddy80

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:02 AM

Hey everyone, got a paint question here. I want to paint the rear chrome bumper on my Dakota black. I dont want to have paint start flaking off after a month or two. What is the best way to prep the chrome to paint over? What would the best paint be to use for this? I will be doing it with rattle can of course. Thanks for any info!

#2 crazyman03

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

Chrome is just a film-ish chemical reaction that goes over the bumper. they dip it in multiple chemicals basically, until it shines. so iirc, you could sand it down a little or completely off so you have a good base to paint on.



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#3 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

yup, sand, primer, paint.

Sand real good to get the surface to accept the primer.

#4 Scoobywagon

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:02 PM

As has been said...

Scuff the chrome with sandpaper, use a good self-etching primer, paint. No problem.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:04 PM

What everyone else said. Now if it was real chrome would be more effort, and we would have to hurt you :)

Real chrome is almost impossible to get anymore.

#6 SubieDaddy80

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:16 PM

:lol: No Nipper, its just chrome plated. Sounds great guys! Thanks for the info and now I'm off to start my project! :grin:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

Hey everyone, got a paint question here. I want to paint the rear chrome bumper on my Dakota black. I dont want to have paint start flaking off after a month or two. What is the best way to prep the chrome to paint over? What would the best paint be to use for this? I will be doing it with rattle can of course. Thanks for any info!


Now what year is this Dakota?
If its anything newer it may just be a shiny coating over some plastic.
If that's the case, you'll have to adjust your paint type.

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