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post #1 of 21 Old 11-22-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Chrome Grille Removal??

Pulled some of the chrome off my grille the other day. Thought it would be easy but it comes off in small pieces and would take forever to remove all. Anyone know of a easier way? Thought about thinner or acetone but it may hurt the grille. Going to paint black. Any help would be appreciated.

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When I did mine, I used 2 things:

1. A 20 pack of beer (for me)
2. A power washer

Takes a lil time, hence the beer, but I got it all off and then primed it and painted it with Duplicolor spray on liner.


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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Whatever you do, don't sand it.

Rattlesnake, were your bumpers chrome, if so, how'd you do them?
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Yes my bumpers were chrome, I roughed it all up with a sanding disc, applied some self etching primer(you can use regular primer), and then sprayed it with the spray on liner.

You can also check out this thread that a chapter member posted, it has a lot of good info.... painting bumpers and other parts with bed liner


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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one of these days I have to touch up my bed, I might have to use that liner stuff yall logve so much. hey jeff stay in your 6.0 section will yea? lol jk.

to the op, put up some picts, I might want to do mine.

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If I have any of the roll on stuff left over from my rocker panels, you can use it on your bed.

And why don't you quit stalking me around the org.


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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soak in a bleach bath for up to 36 hours.. thats how i always used to get my chrome badges ready for painting.. after all that time the bleach eats the chrome off of it

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Well damn, are you suggesting putting the grille/bumper in the bath tub and pouring in an bunch of bleach???


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i dont suggest that but being in the springs (im from fort carson) i suggest hitting up the free section of craigslist and getting a free bathtub and putting it outside to do it

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i dont suggest that but being in the springs (im from fort carson) i suggest hitting up the free section of craigslist and getting a free bathtub and putting it outside to do it
... how about I just drive around the hood and see if anyone has "lost" one on the side of the road?


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We have several members here in the springs, as well as a couple active/current military members. Pm me if you have any questions at all.


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