So, I discovered something yesterday.
Before I begin, I want to say, that I take absolutely NO responsibility for any damage you may do to you messing up your grille. To be honest I haven't really done this completely, or even really thought it out.
But here goes.
If you have a chrome grille, and you want to paint it, we all know how much of a PITA it is to get paint to stick to chrome...
Well, here is an option.
First, you'll need,
A razor or exacto knife.
A butane torch, I just took the end off of my portable soldering iron and used that.
LOTS of patients.
I'll tell you how I did it, then I'll try to show you my videos.
First of all, take the grille off of the truck...
Then, turn your torch on, and quickly run it over the chrome. You'll see it bubble up.
Take your razor, and cut a 1" slit into a seam, somewhere you can "mess up", and run the torch over that area quickly. Sometimes, the chrome will curl up, and it makes it easier to grab. And then just start peeling away... It's time consuming, but if you do it right, you'll get the chrome off pretty easy.
The best thing I can tell you, is DO NOT let the chrome get too hot... Once it gets too hot, it'll melt the plastic to the chrome, and it will be TWICE as hard to pull off.
I'll show you some of my mistakes, and some examples the best I can.