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Old 09-23-2013, 08:53 PM
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Question can you paint a chrome bumber and other pieces

this weekend i'm am going to attempt to repaint my ranger, trying to bring it back from it's hellish paint. I was wondering if I could sand the chrome bumpers and the chrome pieces above the grill and put them in primer, if I rough the chrome up pretty good will the primer hold? (going to paint my ranger a "Royal Blue" with black bumpers and black trim) thanks - Cherokee
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:54 PM
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Yes. But you could use bedliner as well
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:00 PM
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I used that rust-oleum bedliner on my centercaps (I paint with patience and take all the proper steps) and they looked great until summer came. now they very faded, never again will I paint with bedliner unless im doing the inside of my bed haha, but thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:11 PM
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You can plasti dip them. Plastidip will not fade! And if you don't like it you peel it off. I had it on my chrome bumpers for a while but decided I wanted chrome back and peeled it right off
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:13 PM
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You can plasti dip them. Plastidip will not fade! And if you don't like it you peel it off. I had it on my chrome bumpers for a while but decided I wanted chrome back and peeled it right off
Doesnt last as long though
and it sucks to peel off after 2 weeks
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:14 PM
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Mine lasted months with no issues. I just didn't like the look. If you pull the bumpers and make sure you cover it all it will stay
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:17 PM
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i have heard a lot about plasti-dip, but i do not enjoy buying things online and waiting for them to be shipped, does like pepboys, o'rielys, or autozone carry plasti-dip?
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:20 PM
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Home Depot has it
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i have heard a lot about plasti-dip, but i do not enjoy buying things online and waiting for them to be shipped, does like pepboys, o'rielys, or autozone carry plasti-dip?
home depot lowes most likely
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:21 PM
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oh sweet, literally right across the street!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:22 PM
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I bought I think 4 cans maybe 5. It was enough to go both bumpers. All emblems. And wheels and all got like 5 coats each.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:26 PM
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when i paint my ranger i'm thinkin 3 coats of primer (sanding entire truck and doing dent work) and 3-4 coats of paint....seriously thinking about a hoodscoop.....
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:27 PM
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I love powerdomes but that's a newer ranger thing. I thought about a hood scoop but think it would look funny.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:30 PM
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at pepboys they have a decent looking hoodscoop for 40-ish, i was thinking about drilling a few holes in the hood and covering them with some thin metal screens (so debris doesn't make its way into the engine bay) and mount the hoodscoop on top.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:31 PM
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It's all up to you on what you want.
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