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Re: Painting grille bars with chrome paint
MPandC #1384484 Sat Nov 14 2020 05:59 AM
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thanks for the reply, I was just wondering if anyone had done it and what results where achieved. The cost of House of Color is too pricey for me, I may experiment with PPG silver paint, as I have done all of the restoration painting myself, either Urethane or Base coat/clear coat. Trying to do a budget build, as most guys will understand, especially this close to retirement .. Thanks to all for your responses Mike

Re: Painting grille bars with chrome paint
bluedot38 #1385985 Thu Nov 26 2020 07:16 AM
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Get it wrapped.


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Re: Painting grille bars with chrome paint
bluedot38 #1388745 Thu Dec 17 2020 03:55 PM
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I would say get some of the spray cans and put it on some scrap metal. If it looks like what you want go for it.

I am working on a driver, not show quality and tried the Rustolium and Krylon options on some test metal. I found that in my case cleaned up old chrome with minor pitting and slight rust looked better. There may have been a dull finish on the old chrome but to me somehow it looked right on the car.


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Re: Painting grille bars with chrome paint
bluedot38 #1388748 Thu Dec 17 2020 04:29 PM
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Has anyone tried the chrome vinyl wrap

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Re: Painting grille bars with chrome paint
bluedot38 #1388789 Thu Dec 17 2020 10:25 PM
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I was thinking the same. I did some carbon fiber vinyl on some trim pieces on a (unnamed vehicle) that I flipped and it came out really good. Fairly easy with a heat gun to help form the corners.


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