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Old 05-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Chrome grill overlay Duplicolor black!!

I mentioned in another thread I would post some pics after I finished, so here you go.

I'm going to let sit for a day or two before I put back on my Jeep.

So far it looks good. I hope it holds, It was chrome so I spent a good amount of time sand blasting it

Hopefully 4 coats work, I have a can of the spray stuff in case
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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Nice! I was thinking of doing that myself. You may have convinced me.

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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I'll be honest and give a report 2mrw. Only thing I am concerned about is it bonding. I used the can of it and it is awfully thick, it would not spray through the sprayer. I thinned down with acetone because that's what I read to use? We'll see!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:46 AM   #4
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Well back to the drawing board. The Duplicolor just did not bond, it just peeled off. I figured with a good sand blast It would be ok. I went and reblasted the grill again. We are going to use this industrial paint we call "wrinkle paint" it's black and sprays smooth, when baked it wrinkles. It's cool looking, I'll post pics as soon as we paint. We are going to primer now and paint 2mrw.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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Ive heard of guys using etching primers or acids to help the rubber bond. Good luck, I will do this the future. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
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Ive heard of guys using etching primers or acids to help the rubber bond. Good luck, I will do this the future. Thanks for posting.
Yes, that's what I should have done. For the most part from what I read as long as the surface was rough it would stick. Most people don't have access to a sand blaster. The etching primer prob would have worked perfect.
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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Done I'm gonna put back on my jeep in a little while and post more pics.
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Done I'm gonna put back on my jeep in a little while and post more pics.
That looks killer. Can't wait to see it mounted. When you post pls tell us exactly what you used & how you got it to bond this time. Thanks
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I ended up using this stuff called "wrinkle" paint. I will get the manufacturer if you like but it is industrial and you need an oven to bake it @ 300 degrees for an hour. It looks just like bedliner but sprays on smooth and wrinkles when baked

Edit : had to primer also.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:14 AM   #10
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Another before and after.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #11
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ahh one less chrome piece drivin around. looks good man
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I dont have an oven that big but dang bro, that looks real nice. Very nice indeed!! Good job!! Way to perservere!!!!
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Do you plan on doing the headlight bezels too? i think it would look better that way
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Do you plan on doing the headlight bezels too? i think it would look better that way
Was thinking that also. I am going to prime then spray with the duplicator rattle can. I can't use the same paint because the bezels are plastic (I think) and I won't be able to bake like the grill.
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[QUOTE="kjeeper10"]

Was thinking that also. The bezels don't really look as obvious in person but I am going to prime then spray with the duplicator rattle can. I can't use the same paint because the bezels are plastic (I think) and I won't be able to bake like the grill.
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Yeah.. Maybe get duplicolor bedliner.. I did my wiper arms with it, just gotta give it a while to dry before putting it on
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Yeah.. Maybe get duplicolor bedliner.. I did my wiper arms with it, just gotta give it a while to dry before putting it on
That is what I started with as far as this thread. The grill was chrome and I failed with the primer, thinking a good sand blast will do and It all peeled off if I prime the bezels the Duplicolor should work fine
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I mentioned in another thread I would post some pics after I finished, so here you go.

I'm going to let sit for a day or two before I put back on my Jeep.

So far it looks good. I hope it holds, It was chrome so I spent a good amount of time sand blasting it

Hopefully 4 coats work, I have a can of the spray stuff in case
How did you put the grill overlay back on? I bed lined mine today and didn't put it back on due to lack of lighting. I noticed to make it fit tight again you have to deal with those push pin deals at the bottom. Did you remove that plastic frame cover that says jeep on it to gain access to those push pins or what?
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How did you put the grill overlay back on? I bed lined mine today and didn't put it back on due to lack of lighting. I noticed to make it fit tight again you have to deal with those push pin deals at the bottom. Did you remove that plastic frame cover that says jeep on it to gain access to those push pins or what?
Sorry missed you. I used regular bolts on the top. I forget what I did on the bottom.

I just cut the plastic pins out.

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