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Old 08-03-2010, 01:19 AM   #1
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no chrome on my rig

I just bought my new to me 2003 sport in May and am loving it. The issue is the previous owner had replaced the hood latches, the handle and windshield rubber supports on the hood with chrome pieces. They also installed a chrome grill overlay as well as windshield mounted chrome KC highlights slimlights with matching chrome brackets.

The issue is I don't like the flash of chrome (bling) on the jeep. I was wondering if anyone had painted any of these and what they used.

I also thought about just selling them and getting the black instead...any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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You could sand the parts down, and then use a good etching primer and then a couple coats of black and clear coat. I like Rustouleum. hope that helps.

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Old 08-03-2010, 04:20 AM   #3
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Black is the new chrome.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
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sell and replace

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:29 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Wes Hughes View Post
Black is the new chrome.
X2 find another color that compliments your current color now; kinda like red is to black etc...
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:42 AM   #6
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X2 on Rustouleum. I use it to paint everything on my rig. Just make sure to sand good with a fine paper and get lots of light coats not heavy ones and of course clear coat.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:56 AM   #7
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Your grill overlay should just pop off. I think mine might have had a few screws on the top, but they come off pretty easy. One suggestion though, either use it as wall art or trash it because you can't even give them away. For the rest, paint for now, replace later if necessary.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #8
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What's a chrome?
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:54 AM   #9
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #10
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Ain't nothin wrong with a little chrome

I'd sell and replace, probably get more value than after you painted them.

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