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post #1 of 36 Old 06-24-2013, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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Painted bumpers and grille on 2013

I just bought a new 13 damn I love this truck but I want to paint the bumpers and grille , can u guys post pics of this done and about how much did u spend and can you paint over the plastic chrome ? Thanks guys
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Plasti-dip Is pretty popular for the grill and surround. But the bumper, should be replaced with a xl bumper, and color matched to the truck.

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have your bumpers powdercoated.
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I want a permanent solution so plasti dip is out. If I had a simple color I would powder coat but it's tuxedo black so I would rather oem color match. Maybee there's someone in so cal that wants to trade bumpers since I have chrome ?
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no one? anyone have pics
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no one? anyone have pics
People have in the past. I searched "painted bummper" in the 6.7 section.

Done...Color matched grill/bumpers/emblem

What did you do to your 6.7 this week?

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I just finished painting the chrome grill surround on my 2011 F-250 yesterday. I had bought the paint, adhesion promoter, clearcoat, etc. a couple of years ago and finally had the time (vacation this week) to do the job. Within 30 minutes of finishing everything and starting to put all the tools, etc. up, it started raining and it's been raining ever since......so no pics yet. I only painted the surround, not the chrome cross bars or the chrome "brackets" that enclose the cross bars. My truck is Tuxedo Black and the paint was Tuxedo Black. I shot 7 coats of the Black and 5 coats of the clear and it turned out very well. So yes, you can paint over the chrome, but surface prep is the very most important thing that you can do to the surround or any of the chrome pieces before painting them.
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I just finished painting the chrome grill surround on my 2011 F-250 yesterday. I had bought the paint, adhesion promoter, clearcoat, etc. a couple of years ago and finally had the time (vacation this week) to do the job. Within 30 minutes of finishing everything and starting to put all the tools, etc. up, it started raining and it's been raining ever since......so no pics yet. I only painted the surround, not the chrome cross bars or the chrome "brackets" that enclose the cross bars. My truck is Tuxedo Black and the paint was Tuxedo Black. I shot 7 coats of the Black and 5 coats of the clear and it turned out very well. So yes, you can paint over the chrome, but surface prep is the very most important thing that you can do to the surround or any of the chrome pieces before painting them.
Any important prep you did? Planning to paint mine as well. Looking forward to seeing the pics.
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hey guys. i cant offer any pics but i just painted my 02 grill and mirrors a little while ago and i can tell you the most important thing is to make sure the plastic chrome is scratched and scuffed up quite a bit. on my 02 grill i actually used some 60 grit sandpaper to get it nice and scratched up so the paint would stick. i dont really care how this one looks as its not staying so i just used krylon for plastic on the grill as well as the mirrors as they are being replaced with newer style mirrors shortly too. once you scuff up the plastic chrome i used windex on it and let it all dry really good just to get the dust off. still holding up great through rain rocks and bugs. good luck.
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Here ya go truckfan..........these are from another thread that I started a couple of weeks ago showing the painted chrome surround

Tuxedo Black Grill Surround...........
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