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Old 04-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Painted bezels chipping

Any advice on paint and prep to help with chipping? I painted mine to match (liked matching better than black) last summer and now that winter is over I am seeing a lot of chipping and the chrome showing through.

Or is this just a rinse/repeat thing every so often? Or is there something to put on to make it as durable as the rest of the front end paint?

Paint is OEM match from

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #2
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You have to get really aggressive with the sudo chrome. Dull it down really good then use self etching primer before shooting paint.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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So it's more of an adhesion from behind the paint than being worn from the front?

Besides working the chrome dull so it sticks, how many coats of paint/clear works best? IIRC, I did 2 paint and 3 clear but I wouldn't put a bet on that guess.
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