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post #1 of 15 Old 10-24-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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From chrome to black

I have a black 08 with chrome bumpers and a chrome grille. I want to black it out like the Harley trucks. What's the easiest way to go about this?
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Well, the Harley trucks have their own special grille just like the FX4 has its own grille (though not all FX4's came with it). There are a few other grilles available too (the Chrome edition).

You can either get the XL grille, paint your grille, or buy a Harley or FX4 grille (in black).


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Plasti dip is the cheapest route to go
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Plastic dip huh? Where can u get that done. And what's a average price for something like that. Anyone have good luck painting the plastic on these trucks?
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plasti dip is most commonly used as a spray on, like spray paint. i've never used it, but a lot of my friends use it on emblems and grilles and stuff on their tuner cars, it looks really nice. comes out with a good finish. just make sure you clean and sand everything properly.
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I've heard the Krylon Fusion works awesome for plastics.

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Consider road Amor bumpers, blacked out and much tougher. About $1000 per.

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While Plastidip will work, but you need to realize its limitations. It is not permanent. It will peel off. It is easy to spray on though.

A better solution to me would be to take it to a body shop and have them spray the bumpers and plastic. This will cost about $300 (give or take a few hundred).

If you do it yourself via rattlecan, you're going to need to know how to prep two different surfaces if you want it to look professional.


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Well of course I want it to look professional and I do have a few body shop owners as friends. Also another option I have is powder coating the bumpers. I do powder coating as a Hobby and I happen to have a oven big enough. The only thing is I have not experimented with clear powders yet. Which will be needed to get an extremely high gloss. May do a test piece.
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I don't think you can powder coat over chrome.


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