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Old 02-12-2010, 03:59 PM
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Terrific job you did. Looks great,,,professional lookin. great match and to me i love it much better than the chrome.
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wow, hows the color match?
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What color did the duplicolor say on the can? Also, what, or how did you paint the center ram emblem with?

What kinda rims you got on there, I see the tires are different.


The Duplicolor code is supposed to be T363. The auto parts stores around here don't carry it and wont order it (O'rileys does carry it, just not one store anywhere close to me) . I just matched up as close as I could using the cap as reference. I figured if the color was way off id just order the correct color online. It turns out the color I used is pretty close. its a little darker cause it has less metallic in it. i will eventually just order the correct color and do it over. I am also waiting to test the longevity of my work as well.


as for the rims, i got 22' XD Monsters... love 'em!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:23 AM
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well, it sounded like you prepped it pretty good, you should be fine.
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That seriously looks factory. That is really great work, especially for doing it with rattle can paint man. Looks most excellent!
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[QUOTE=curt4816;155927]The Duplicolor code is supposed to be T363. The auto parts stores around here don't carry it and wont order it (O'rileys does carry it, just not one store anywhere close to me) . I just matched up as close as I could using the cap as reference. I figured if the color was way off id just order the correct color online. It turns out the color I used is pretty close. its a little darker cause it has less metallic in it. i will eventually just order the correct color and do it over. I am also waiting to test the longevity of my work as well.


You could also go to the dealer and get the color matching spray paint they sell for each year model. Just call them with your VIN# to see if they have it in stock.
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Man That look sharp sure looks good stands out,I did the same thing it was chrome too[IMG][/IMG]
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Looks great! You have inspired me to try mine too. Plus the bumpers. Planning on leaving the bars in the grille chrome though.
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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???


BEFORE,




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When you sanded the grille before painting, did you/where you able to remove the chrome before painting? Or did you just rough it up really good?
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When you sanded the grille before painting, did you/where you able to remove the chrome before painting? Or did you just rough it up really good?
i sanded just enough to scuff the entire surface. i did not go through the chrome. and to date, there are no chips, cracks or peeling. so, i think its holding up pretty good.
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