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Old 11-08-2011, 04:48 PM
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Great job Man. it turned out great.
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Awesome! WHat did you use to sand the chrome down? I want to do mine really bad and was just going to buy a new grille shell!
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Timmy I used like 100grit sand.paper and.just.primered the hell out of it to get it smoothe. I also used adhesion promptitude before the primer
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That does look great-- a lot of work paid off for you!
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looks good ill be doing mine soon too
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So how is it holding up so far?
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Well so far I had to touch up the top but thats only because I forgot to paint it originally! lol you could barely see it where the hood met the grill, it was tech probably under the hood line anyway but i knew it was tehre. Its been a few 100 miles and so far so good. I will be driving from MI to CA before Christmas so Im sure that will be the true test
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looks great man! how has it held? i kno my handles and fog lights housings are great and million did his mirrors and grille from my write up.. how good did you scratch up the chrome? i wanna do mine! you should do a write up!
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looks great man! how has it held? i kno my handles and fog lights housings are great and million did his mirrors and grille from my write up.. how good did you scratch up the chrome? i wanna do mine! you should do a write up!
Its doing good, like I said in the last post, around christmas time I will be driving from MI to CA and that will be the true test.

So far the winter wether (snow and things frozen to the grill) have yet to do a thing to it.


As far as the chrome goes, i sanded the heck out of it with 100-200 grit paper. I didnt go through the chrome, but I got it so the chrome was cloudy and you could see scratches in it very easily. It was the first few good/thick coats of primer that made it go good i think. I let them dry and dry and dry and dry and sanded the first few lightly before putting another good on to sand for smoothness and a good paint coat.


When i do my door handles I will do a little write up on how to paint the "chrome" pieces, that way i can do it frm start to finish with good pics for everyone to see.



Speaking of door handles, anyone know how to get the 4th gen handles off?
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sweet keep us updated, did you use dupli color perfect match paint? it should be the same as my truck to take them off, check my thread out in the knowledge base
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