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2010Ram 10-23-2013 01:29 PM

Can't stand the chrome bumpers
 
I hate chrome, don't know why, but always have. My truck has the chrome bumpers and I really badly want to get rid of the chrome. Has anyone used line-x or an equivalent bed liner on them? Just want to see how it looks/how hard it is to keep it clean. Or should I just vinyl wrap it black? Don't know what to do and I'm open to options, just want to get rid of the chrome!

hydrex 10-23-2013 09:12 PM

You may be able to paint/coat them, but I think the chrome would have to be abraded for maybe a good epoxy primer first. Can't imagine anything sticking to chrome without seriously scratching it up. Friend of mine plastidipped his chrome clad wheels, it's already started to peel.

Thebestestdrummer 10-23-2013 09:16 PM

plastidip is always a great place to start.

moparornocar72 10-23-2013 09:30 PM

I plasti dipped mine cause I was getting tired of the chrome.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...ps5e26edb6.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c8...psef7fbf44.jpg

LowUFO 10-24-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrex (Post 1227947)
You may be able to paint/coat them, but I think the chrome would have to be abraded for maybe a good epoxy primer first. Can't imagine anything sticking to chrome without seriously scratching it up. Friend of mine plastidipped his chrome clad wheels, it's already started to peel.

Yep. Good advice here. You will have to sand the shit out of the bumper before you can spray on bedliner. And if you want to be really meticulous, you should then spray on a self etching primer, let that dry, then an automotive primer, let that dry, then the bedliner. But a lot of guys have either sandblasted or heavily sanded the bumpers and then just sprayed the bedliner on.

battlerattle 10-24-2013 02:13 PM

I used Rustoleum Bedliner.

First used an oxide based sand paper to scuff the bumpers, then a self etching primer.

http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6395
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6396

Graygoose 10-24-2013 04:30 PM

Just did two chrome bumpers off a 2014 Silverado last night. DA them down to where they look like beer cans, no shiney chrome at all. Then you need an good epoxy primer, put two good coats on. Then paint two coats of chosen color, then two coast of clear. Bam.

Graygoose 10-24-2013 04:43 PM

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They turned out great!

2010Ram 10-27-2013 02:44 PM

Thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by battlerattle (Post 1228443)
I used Rustoleum Bedliner.

First used an oxide based sand paper to scuff the bumpers, then a self etching primer.

http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6395
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6396

That looks really good. Thanks for the input and the pictures. I think ill likely get the bumpers sandblasted then I'll paint them

Ryank 10-28-2013 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by battlerattle (Post 1228443)
I used Rustoleum Bedliner.

First used an oxide based sand paper to scuff the bumpers, then a self etching primer.

http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6395
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php...pictureid=6396

Thats what i want to do, how is it holding up?


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