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Old 07-11-2010, 10:11 AM
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I watched Truck U this monring and they were showing the Duplicolor Shadow paind kit. It is meant to turn your chrome into a glossy black chrome. I was going to go all black, but this really provides a good result. It requires no scuffing of the chrome as the chrome shines through a little. The black has something in it that causes it to fuse with the chrome. Then, you clear coat it. It all comes with a kit. The say one kit will do four wheels. I have black wheels but want to try this on my chrome bumpers and FX4 chrome grill.

Has anyone tried this? How were your results? Any advise?

Also, I should have some pics of my truck online this evening. I have the moto metal 959s black with 35" trail grapplers. I have the headlight and tail light - light smoke tint on order. Should be here Tuesday or so.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:57 PM
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I've seen that kit too, looks pretty cool. Never seen it on anything in person yet though.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:14 PM
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OK, I tried this today. I bought three kits. The first try on my grill looked pretty good until a drop of speat drips off my forhead and messed it up. I spripped that off and tried again. It did not adhere very well to the chrome. I am not sure why, but I am returning the last kit. $40 wasted I guess, but now I know. I am going to by an aftermarket grill and sell my chrome one.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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I'd like to see some of this done. Sounds cool.

They do make an adhesion promoter for chrome. Might be a good thing to add to your shopping list if you do this.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:29 PM
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I watched how it was done on turck u, and I read the directions. It is a two step system. One black translucent and one clear. I also bought a can of prep/cleaner as suggested on the box. It just did not seem to adhere as advertised.

So, I have tried it and wasted $50 and hope to get $20 back when I reutrn the third box. Anyway, good luck to those that try it. I feel a little burnt at this point. I won;t try it again.
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Ok... being somewhat desperate to get this chrome off my truck, I tried this again using an adhesion promoter. It worked about the same as the first two tries. It flaked right in about 15 small locations. Now, some of it adhered. You would think this would be good news, but given that it all had to come back off, this just made stripping it a pain. I will stick a fork in my eye before I try this crap again.
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