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Drilling Holes in Chrome Bumper?

I'm looking for a new rear takeoff chrome bumper for my 08 FX4 and all I can find are the ones that do not have holes for the reverse sensors. I'm thinking I can buy a regular bumper and then drill the holes for the sensors, however I'm concerned the chrome my start peeling where I drill. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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First, tape it up good and drill through the tape.
Second, you should punch a start dimple into the metal to keep the bit from walking.
Third, use a new or sharpened bit and increase size by incriments.
After the hole is drilled put clearcoat paint over the new edges to keep the chrome from flaking off.

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i would go with that

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wow nice rig ther Tow Boss looks sharp and large

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Thanks, I think I'll give it a try. Worst that can happen is I can screw up a perfectly good bumper right!
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some 30 cal milt surplus armor piercing should do fine, the copper jacket will coat the hole , sealing it. try it first on your buddys truck!
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ha ha yea go with your buddys truck first

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wow nice rig ther Tow Boss looks sharp and large
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is that tow boss factory option?

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