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curt4816 02-09-2010 10:30 AM

Rattle can results!
I decided to paint my chrome grill since here was no other chrome left on the truck. I would have done a how-to but i am not sure i proceeded in the "correct" manner. However, these are the steps I took...

-wet sanded the chrome with 320 grit
-primed with self etching primer
-wet sanded with 400 grit
-2 wet coats of color, 10 min apart
-2 wet coats of clear, 10 min apart
(started the clear 10 min after last color coat)

Grille was back on the truck within 2.5 hours of starting the project. I should have waited several more hours for it to dry before handling it, but i am impatient.

Anyway,...... What do you guys think???



wermbang 02-09-2010 10:51 AM

Wow that came out really nice.

RamTech 02-09-2010 11:03 AM

Good job and write-up. Looks like professional work.

wpbruffryder 02-09-2010 11:04 AM

I'm impressed!!!! Rep points if it sticks!!!!!!

michael99 02-09-2010 11:06 AM

That looks like it came from the factory that way. Great job!!

09 TRX AGGIE 02-09-2010 11:08 AM

that looks great curt! what did you do for your black ram head?

curt4816 02-09-2010 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by 09 TRX AGGIE (Post 154198)
what did you do for your black ram head?

that whole piece pops out without removing the grille. i just painted it with krylon for plastic. its holding up well so far. did it about 6-8 weeks ago.

jkulysses 02-09-2010 11:20 AM

Wow that's spray paint?? Looks very nice good job!!

MightyBlueRam 02-09-2010 11:24 AM

I'm really impressed! Looks really good and I think it looks better like that than with the chrome on the color matched front.


City Slicker 02-09-2010 11:33 AM

That looks great! Excellent improvement!

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