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Im outside painting my headlight rings black. I'm using a primer, I already sanded them with 220 grit sand paper. Which paint should I use for the black? Krylon fusion satin black, rust control satin black or rust control flat black?
 

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You shouldn't need primer with the Krylon. It's designed to bond to plastic. I painted mine a few weeks ago and have had a high pressure washer within 4" of it with no peeling.
 

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Lookin' good! Doesn't it make you smile a little wider when you see it now?:D
 

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Yeah I'm lovin it now.... Everyone was right about painting them... Took about 3 hrs to do and a six pack of beer. My garGe was 72 degrees also...
 

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3 hours?
 

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Bigstonz said:
Yeah... You can see that my thread started about 2pm. Then I posted a pic of them finished about 6:30. I waited for a little bit too get some opinions on the paint I should use. Then I said hell with it and went at it. Maybe 3 1/2 hrs. They were dry to the touch so I threw them on.... They didn't chip or nothing when I installed them. I think since it's thin plastic stuff it dried quick. Now when I painted my thick metal mirror bracketts, they took forever to dry.....
 

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Well, if you include drying time I guess it took me a couple of days. 5 minutes to take them off. 5-10 minutes to scuff. I almost just put them back on "non chrome polished" - looked pretty good. I put a coat of paint (Semi gloss Rustoleum)on whenever I happened to be in the garage over the next couple of days. Then 5 minutes to put back on.
Now the only things chrome are lugnuts and the damn Jeep logo on the steering wheel..can you just scrape chrome off that logo?
 

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I just did mine today. note to all, painting in 15 degree weather is a PITA... but I got it done. Im probably gona redo them when I bedline my fenders and grill n rocker panel but, for now they look cute :)
 

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I just did mine today. note to all, painting in 15 degree weather is a PITA... but I got it done. Im probably gona redo them when I bedline my fenders and grill n rocker panel but, for now they look cute :)
When painting something small like that, you can set it up on a piece of cardboard. Take it outside, spray it, bring it back in to dry between coats. Be sure to bring the paint in also.
 

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When painting something small like that, you can set it up on a piece of cardboard. Take it outside, spray it, bring it back in to dry between coats. Be sure to bring the paint in also.
^^^^That's what I did. It made my wife mad because she's sensitive to paint smells and it stunk up the house a bit. It was worth it anyway though:cool:
 

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JeepinDave said:
kevin, What kind of lift do you have on that jeep? Thats about the height I'm wanting to lift my jeep to.
It's a 4 inch ole man emu suspension lift. Thanks for noticing... Wavey...
 

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What brand grill guard do you have?
 
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