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Old 03-13-2014, 11:15 AM   #1
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Black matte look

I have a Grey Sahara with the Chrome kit (grill, mirrors, light guards, fuel door, exhaust tip) and I want to go for a black matte look instead. Thought about selling all this online and buying black replacements until a friend suggested painting the parts instead. Anyone have experience with this? I'm sure it's not as easy as it sounds, there has to be a process (priming, sanding, paint product, etc). Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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Plasti dip or wrap those parts

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I have a Grey Sahara with the Chrome kit (grill, mirrors, light guards, fuel door, exhaust tip) and I want to go for a black matte look instead. Thought about selling all this online and buying black replacements until a friend suggested painting the parts instead. Anyone have experience with this? I'm sure it's not as easy as it sounds, there has to be a process (priming, sanding, paint product, etc). Any help would be appreciated.
Sand parts with red scotch brite
Spray with self etching primer.
Scuff again with grey scotch brite.
Spray with matte black paint of your choice. ( I prefer the more expensive types.)
Enjoy.
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Try Plasti Dip first. If you don't like it you can just peel it off, if you do, you can then paint as described above
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If you know you want black, don't waste your time with plasti dip. I was given chrome mopar tail light guards. I sanded with scotch bright, primed and painted. Been over a year and no issues. He also gave me a chrome mopar grill but I haven't done anything with it yet.
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If you know you want black, don't waste your time with plasti dip. I was given chrome mopar tail light guards. I sanded with scotch bright, primed and painted. Been over a year and no issues. He also gave me a chrome mopar grill but I haven't done anything with it yet.
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If you want textured try Rust-Oleum Bedliner spray cans: Rust-Oleum Automotive 15-oz. Truck Bed Coating Black Spray Paint-248914 at The Home Depot

That's what I used(photo). It matches the stock bumper and fenders pretty well.
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I have a Grey Sahara with the Chrome kit (grill, mirrors, light guards, fuel door, exhaust tip) and I want to go for a black matte look instead. Thought about selling all this online and buying black replacements until a friend suggested painting the parts instead. Anyone have experience with this? I'm sure it's not as easy as it sounds, there has to be a process (priming, sanding, paint product, etc). Any help would be appreciated.
For the exhaust tip you may want to get some high heat paint. They make rattle can high heat flat black for grills and such. That's what I used on my chrome tip and it's held up really nicely.


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Agree, try plasti dip. You might be OK with just that and it's easy to repair. If you want, you can peel it off and either buy new parts or scuff, prime and paint or even bed line the parts. I've used Rustoleum Bed Liner in a rattle can on stuff and it looks great, lasts and is easy to shoot and touch up later. Has a nice wrinkle finish too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:29 PM   #9
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Plasti dip or wrap those parts
Can you give me a little more details on "Wrapping"? I've heard of this I think...
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^This.
If you want textured try Rust-Oleum Bedliner spray cans: Rust-Oleum Automotive 15-oz. Truck Bed Coating Black Spray Paint-248914 at The Home Depot

That's what I used(photo). It matches the stock bumper and fenders pretty well.
Awesome. Looks great. Did you do any prep work before spraying that on?
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Awesome. Looks great. Did you do any prep work before spraying that on?
I did basically what sinepome said to do above but used the bedliner instead of paint. You could use it on all of your chrome parts except for the exhaust tip. You could use the paint XTRyan suggest on it or just remove it.
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Can you give me a little more details on "Wrapping"? I've heard of this I think...
3m vinyl wrap. similar to the film used in window tinting, its just not transparent. you can get it in almost any color or finish imaginable. camo, animal prints, hell, you can even use it to chrome finish your whole jeep if that is what you want. fairly easy to apply. clean well, carefully lay film, squeegy out any air bubbles. hardest part is making sure patterns line up if using printed vinyl. several kits available for jeeps. otherwise, just order sheets based on square foot of coverage.
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Just seen this recently online, even a soft Honda looks murderous in matte gray.
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Wrapped
That's too funny.
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^This.
If you want textured try Rust-Oleum Bedliner spray cans: Rust-Oleum Automotive 15-oz. Truck Bed Coating Black Spray Paint-248914 at The Home Depot

That's what I used(photo). It matches the stock bumper and fenders pretty well.
Looks great! Can't wait to do mine...
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^This. If you want textured try Rust-Oleum Bedliner spray cans: Rust-Oleum Automotive 15-oz. Truck Bed Coating Black Spray Paint-248914 at The Home Depot That's what I used(photo). It matches the stock bumper and fenders pretty well.
Does it hold up with washing, power washing, etc.?
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Plasti-dip is the way to go.

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2013 Sahara rim in black


I ordered chrome on purpose becaue I kniew I would dip it. I was actually able to find chrome Mopar parts cheaper than black on ebay because of the "I hate chrome" attitude out there.

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