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Can you paint over a chrome bumper?

I'm going to be switching grills with a guy I work with and he has the black xl grill that I am going to have painted black to match (as close as possible) my truck. I just got some FX4 gray painted flares and want to complete the look by getting the bumpers to match the flares. It's tough to find used bumpers and new ones cost around 700 for both from tasca. Does anyone know if it is possible to paint over the chrome if prepped correctly, or powder coat over it?


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Yes, but you will need to prep it so the paint will adhere, otherwise it will flake off really quickly. A good shop can properly prep it for paint. I know a couple users on the board have prepped and painted it themselves, so you can try a search for those if your looking to go that route.

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Sandblast the chrome off or take it to a power coater

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^^^^ yes, have it powdercoated. Especially the front bumper

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Sandblast the chrome off or take it to a power coater
I had this done to my chrome bumpers... Cost was about $100 for both.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm looking for powder coaters in the cincinnati area. So far I got one quote for $400 for both, does that seem high?


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Chrome can be painted over but the prep/ material/ labor to make it work costs and you usually end up paying more to paint over it then to have it sandblasted and removed. I would recommend sandblasting then spraying with line-x. And if you spring for the "xtra" it actually has a gloss finish to it.
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cheaper to have them powdercoated to the color u want.
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