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I just sanded my stuff down reall nice and then cleaned it,primed it, painted and cleared it. Everything turned out amazing
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i tried scuffing, then priming, then painting mine and it still came off , the plastidip but worked great for me. Hope it comes out looking good
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I plasti-dipped mine both front and rear too. Then I used the paint to match stuff from the auto parts store and now it looks like a sport model bumper front and rear. Overall cost me $50 and an afternoon. Has held up good for 6 months so far. Even with highway driving everyday to work. Only peeled where I scuffed a fence post at work.

Also, used a few coats of clear on top too.
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Do it yourself man, its easy just TAKE YOUR TIME

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PM me with any questions too. ITs more time consuming than anything difficult wise, but Ive done a lot of painting before
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I plasti-dipped mine both front and rear too. Then I used the paint to match stuff from the auto parts store and now it looks like a sport model bumper front and rear. Overall cost me $50 and an afternoon. Has held up good for 6 months so far. Even with highway driving everyday to work. Only peeled where I scuffed a fence post at work.

Also, used a few coats of clear on top too.
Hmm. Did you scuff up the chrome before you Plasti-dipped it? If so what grit should I use to scuff? And do you scuff by hand or use a sander?

I suppose even if it didn't turn out good $50 isn't a big loss. My main concern is cold temperatures. I will be working in Yellowstone National Park from April-November and it is usually lows below freezing in April and late Oct-November. It seems like since it is plastic it would shrink/expand and come off.
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Why not sell your crome stuff on E-bay and buy new black direct from MOPAR ? I would think this would be close to an even swap money wise.
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i painted my chrome grille to match the black, sanded with 300 grit, cleaned then primed, 3 coats of paint then 3 coats of clear. not too bad for a novice painter.



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Thanks for the info. I think I will definitely try at least my grill. If I think that goes well I will do the bumpers.

I still have quite a few questions.
-Where do you recommend I buy the primer and paint from? Just my local Autozone?
-Is a product like this worth looking at? http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=467217_0_0_
-Did you sand by hand or use a sander?
-Does it matter what color primer I use?
-I am wanting a flat black color for it all. If I put clear coats over the flat black will that make it glossy? Do you think it will be durable enough with no clear coats?
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Thanks for the info. I think I will definitely try at least my grill. If I think that goes well I will do the bumpers.

I still have quite a few questions.
-Where do you recommend I buy the primer and paint from? Just my local Autozone? You can get everything needed from autozone. I used all Duplicolor products for mine. Just make sure to get an adhesion promoter and an etching primer wouldnt hurt either

-Is a product like this worth looking at? http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=467217_0_0_

You wouldnt need that. It is for bumpers that are flexible not metal ones like our Ram bumpers

-Did you sand by hand or use a sander?

For the initial sanding a sander wouldnt hurt for smoothing i wouldnt do it with anything but my hand for better control. at the end of the day it is your choice though

-Does it matter what color primer I use?

not really if your just going for a "plain" color

-I am wanting a flat black color for it all. If I put clear coats over the flat black will that make it glossy? Do you think it will be durable enough with no clear coats?


They make a matte primer. If you are going for that look it would be worth it to track a few cans of it down so you did have a clear over it. Otherwise you would be doing monthly touch ups

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