jarydM’s 2005 Tahoe Build/Rebuild

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adventurenali92

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yeah, except for the door. I have a friend that has a body shop, gonna have him price painting the door.

the bumper of course is chrome, so I’m gonna learn to paint it
The bumper isn’t too hard to paint chrome wise because it’s actual metal as opposed to plastic chrome parts like the grille and trim pieces. It’s easier to sand and get primer to bond to.
 
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The bumper isn’t too hard to paint chrome wise because it’s actual metal as opposed to plastic chrome parts like the grille and trim pieces. It’s easier to sand and get primer to bond to.


I figured painting plastic “chrome” would be easier because I could just sand down to the plastic.
 

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I figured painting plastic “chrome” would be easier because I could just sand down to the plastic.
Many have tried to strip the chrome off of plastic all the way. And not been successful. At least from what I’ve seen from guys here. The plastic chrome coating is pretty difficult to deal with. And it’s harder to get paint to bond to. Where as paint will bond to your metal bumper a lot easier.
 

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Many have tried to strip the chrome off of plastic all the way. And not been successful. At least from what I’ve seen from guys here. The plastic chrome coating is pretty difficult to deal with. And it’s harder to get paint to bond to. Where as paint will bond to your metal bumper a lot easier.
Etching primer.
 

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Nice to see you starting on an awesome project. I’ll be following along.
 

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