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Tinting chrome mirrors with headlight tint?

So I absolutely hate my chrome (well fake chrome I'm assuming) mirrors / bug shield / door handles.. I don't really feel like investing money into buying new ones and I like the black chrome look.. would it be feasable to do a lite 1000grit sand on these items to rough & clean it then cover it with headlight tint to give it a black chrome look? Or would the bond not stick?

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Yeah it'll work, you don't even need to wet sand it tho, just get the self etching primer and paint them with the tint spray after the primer dries. I tested this on a set of projector shrouds a few months ago. Duplicolor makes a black chrome spray paint just FYI.

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Yeah it'll work, you don't even need to wet sand it tho, just get the self etching primer and paint them with the tint spray after the primer dries. I tested this on a set of projector shrouds a few months ago. Duplicolor makes a black chrome spray paint just FYI.
I want the black chrome on my truck! Im doing all my badges and maybe my chrome mirror covers!
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How does the black chrome turn out tho?? Anyone have any pics?
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Man I just saw a post the other day titled blacked out emblems or something. Looked pretty good

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Man I just saw a post the other day titled blacked out emblems or something. Looked pretty good
Yea i saw that too, but our badges are smaller so i wonder how it would look. I want to do the Powerstroke on the door, all the F250 badges and my chrome bumpers???
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