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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Removing chrome off stock grill

Is there a way to get that stuff off there? I wanted to paint my stock shell black just to see how it would look. Have aftermarket on the truck now, and can't decide if I like it or not. (OPINIONS ARE WELCOME!!) I tried to scuff it up with a scotchbright pad, but the chrome started to bubble up. So then tried to peel it off. Worked on it for a good hour and only got the bottom bar done. Doing the entire shell that way will take forever. Was just curious if anyone knew of a better way to go about it.

The stocker was just taking up space in my attic, so I figured I'd give it a shot to see how well it looked. I painted the shell on the one that's on the truck now, but like I said, I can't decide if I like it or not. I just love a black truck with the front end painted to match.

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Re: Removing chrome off stock grill

Scratch that idea. I was able to take a sanding disk and really sand on it some. That caused the chrome to bubble up enough where I could get a razor knife under it and peel it all off. Only took me about 4 hours to do so. Need to get some fine grit now so I can smooth it all back down. May even need to put down a really thin layer of bondo to fill in the imperfections. I'll post up a few pics when I get it done.

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Re: Removing chrome off stock grill

I just scuffed the hell out of the chrome and then painted... it still sucks though... I can't wait to get an 05+ grille.





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Re: Removing chrome off stock grill

Type of paint did you use Jap???

Theres a nice 05 grill for sale in the classifieds.....

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Sorry... 05 HARLEY grille. I used some enamel paint for refrigerators because my dad said that's what they use for motorcycle helmets and what-not... it worked decent...


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Looks good in the close up shot.

You doin the whole 05 front end, or just the grill?

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Whole thing! All black!


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I'm slowly but surely working on blacking out the whole front end. If I can get this grill to turn out looking right, then I'll have to move on to the bumper.

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155/30's
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