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Painting over chrome??

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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!

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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.

 

 

 

-Justin

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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.

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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.

 

Twitch

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