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I've come across a lot of owners complaining about the chrome bezel around the floor shifter (rectangle piece). Not once in broad daylight has it reflected sunlight as bad as some people have said. Until last week it wasn't a headache. Good god I got blinded so bad and that was enough for me.

I went by Lowe's and picked up a spray can of Rustoleum Metallic brilliant metal finish. Hit the first coat of spray 25 minutes ago. Probably do 3 coats total. I didn't do a primer. Unless I go to the store right now I won't do a clearcoat either.

Pics when it's done of course!
 

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did you scuff it up before and properly clean it off with rubbing alcohal or anthing of the sorts? looking forward to pictures! dont think ill do mine because it matches all the controls in the truck.
 

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I've read that here too and have yet to experience any problem with it. I'm paining the silver trim flame red this week but plan to leave the chrome bezel as is.
 

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Finished! I'm making sure it is completely dry before snapping it back into place. I had to do a 4th coat since my fingerprint left an impression :doh:. Did 4 coats of spray, 3 coats of clear. I didn't scuff or score the surface area or any promoting spray, just used rubbing alcohol to clean the surface is all.

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I have never tackled any kind of painting project like this before. The results only speak as to how simple this type of stuff really is. I'm totally satisfied with the final color. I'd highly recommend a few rounds of clear coat to anyone else thinking of doing this.
 

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It looks like that turned out very nice.... Thanks for the pics..... If you get a chance post some pics of it installed...... Looks great......
 

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Here it is installed.

 

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WoW! Thats looks really good.

I was scared of paint and went the plast-dip route, I might have to peel that stuff and paint mine red!

Good job!
 

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Looks awesome! Start painting more of your interior!!! You can paint match your ac vent rings and the steering wheel accents
 

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I will most certainly be doing the A/C vent pieces. I REALLY want to do the entire radio faceplate...the surface area scares me a bit. This chrome piece was a piece of cake looking back. Next will be the grill emblem, not sure which route I'll go yet with it.

Thanks so much for the kind words! Gives me motivation!!!
 

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My Wife's Avenger shifter bezel was a chrome sunlight reflecting nightmare and I did the same. Grey scotch pad, wiped with wax & grease remover and sprayed it body colour bc/cc... looks great!
 
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