Advice on paint for bumper and wheels

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  1. BlueCollarTahoe

    BlueCollarTahoe Full Access Member

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    hey guys looking for advice on what paint i should get for the bumpers and wheels. im doing the front bumper first from the grill down. i know the chrome has to get etched primer my question is what paint should i use for after i got from the etched primer---primer---????. i want it to be black, like a light glosse nothing crazy shiny, but theres so much choice out there ant suggestions? looking for suggestions on wheel paint too, those can be straight glossy when i get to them.
     
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    What year and model? Is it a steel bumper or bumper cover? For the color it sounds like satin would work. For the wheels duplicolor makes a wheel paint or you could use the new wrap paint.
     
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    2004 tahoe LT 5.3 i did plastidip satin and it came out nice just mad faded. i would like that look. theyre chrome bumpers with black and plastic it seems. i know i gotta etch prime the chrome part. just want to know the best rattle can i can gt for the black. a satin black would be good with a low gloss topcoat no? suggesstions?
     
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    You aren't going to etch prime chrome, without scuffing it up, first. Hit it with a flapper disc on your angle grinder, to give the primer some 'tooth'.
     
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    I plan to just buy a primered bumper and paint. Given the work/time involved?
    It's a faster way to go and you can always sell the stock bumper.
     
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    Good idea. No down time that way. They now sell coating in gloss but I don’t think you’ll need that just some good duplicolor satin for low shine or gloss for lots. Don’t forget to clear coat bumpers take a beating
     
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    definitely gotta scuff it up... which duplicolor satin? got a link?
     
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    Chrome is hard to get stuff to stick to. Mine was scuffed with 80 grit then done with adhesion promoter, epoxy primer, base, then clear.
     
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    How's it holding up? Lots of gravel chips?
     
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    Yea actually a few. I’ll be doing touch ups soon then a clear bra
     

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