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Old 02-12-2013, 09:01 AM
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De-Chrome-ification. One step closer to MURDERED...

Below is a 'de-chroming' if you will, of my BIG OLE DUMB F-250 Grille
It was missing a small chunk when I bought it which made me loose some sleep so it had to go... (for show)

I had to peel what seemed to be a covering made of coke cans...
6 Razor blades, 3 bandaids and a can of truck bedliner from (insert anywhere here) you can see the finished product.

Much Much Better and a hell of alot cheaper. If you want to slightly textured look like this, I have found that you need to be sure to buy the spray liner that say no abrasives on the can, also sand the **** out of the plastic and a light coat of primer wouldn't hurt. The primer will help cover up the gouges made by the ravor blades.

Before


http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...93412BB3A4.jpg



AFTER

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...9339692EC5.jpg

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:19 AM
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not sure if you are familiar but something thats alot easier and the only prep work is making sure its clean before spraying is Plasti dip. It peels off too if you dont like it. 5.99 a can at home depot in the paint can aisle. one can will do front and rear bumper. it has a slightly textured look also. not as rough as a bed liner though.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:02 AM
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Yeah I have seen it in stores. I had a can of bedliner laying around waiting to be used. It turned out nice though, I sprayed it real wet and it layed down real nice, not to textured. I will have to look into that for the bumpers though. Will it stick to the actual chrome?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:14 AM
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Yeah I have seen it in stores. I had a can of bedliner laying around waiting to be used. It turned out nice though, I sprayed it real wet and it layed down real nice, not to textured. I will have to look into that for the bumpers though. Will it stick to the actual chrome?
yup just make sure its clean and your good to go. I have done bumpers, rims, rocker panels along the bottom of trucks. I did an f150 rocker panels about a foot up from the bottom to cover the tan two tone over a year ago and it still looks perfect. I did a f250 a few weeks ago same thing. I love that stuff. I bought a can of red and plasti dipped my ovals. looks pretty sweet! look in my sig pic at my front oval
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Great tip! I'm buying a black truck and one I looked at had the cheap chrome chipping off. I might look into doing the plasti dip on that and the front and rear bumpers!
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Will it stick to the actual chrome?
Yes, I did the center caps on my King Ranch and all the only prep I did was to clean them with a mild degreaser and then shot them with plasti dip. I had one mess up after a few months (my fault, scuffed while trying to remove) so I peeled the plastidip off and the cap looked as good as new still.
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Hell yeah. I never knew that stuff was as good as y'all are saying. I painted cars for 6 years and never used it.
Suppose I need to broaden my horizons huh?
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How does the plastidip hold up to rocks and such being on the front like that? I feel like the fact that it comes off by peeling would make it less resistant to chipping? I put that stuff on the front of a GTI that I had, but I sold it before I had alot of mileage with it. Traded it for my 7.3, in fact.
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Does great. My buddy even uses a power washer on his. I will post pictures of what I have done in a little bit.
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So here is what I have done.

First is the f150, this is before we did the lift and tires as well




Next is a 2002 f250. Did the same thing on his.





Those are the two big ones I have done. The 05 6.0 in my signature, we taped off all the badges and blacked them out, same with the f150. A kid bought an old el camino with this crappy white paint job so we sprayed the whole car. Lol. Looks pretty sweet flat black.
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