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    Default Front Bumper - Chrome to Black!

    Sorry about the crappy pics. My digital camera is busted and all I got is my celly... Here's my project I did today, after I "installed" my new wheel covers. LOL...

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    Looks real good to me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2001 View Post
    Looks real good to me!
    Thanks! My wife asked me "What are you gonna do next?" I asked her if she really wanted me to answer that. She just smiled...
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    What did you do to prep the bumper so the paint would stick to the chrome?
    When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    What did you do to prep the bumper so the paint would stick to the chrome?
    Dry sanded it with medium weight to get rid of the dead things. Wet sanded it with a higher weight emery cloth. Cleaned it with alcohol to remove any hidden dirt. Cleaned it again with soap and water to remove any alcohol. Applied three coats of Automobile Primer. Applied four coats of black lacquer. Right now it is curing. In a few days I will check the finish and if it looks good, I will compound it, wax it and seal it.
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    The black bumper looks good. Reminds me of the time when all trucks had painted bumpers. Remember when a truck was a truck, had rubber mats and no chrome? LOL
    Jim

    2004 SILVERADO 2500HD LS
    Pro Comp Leveling Kit
    285-75-16 Cooper ST All Terrains
    Pro Comp Programmer
    Bilstein Shocks
    Linux Bed Liner
    Tinted Windows



    Other rides:

    1967 Landcruiser <350 Chevy>
    1970 Camaro
    1990 Geo Metro Convertible
    2007 FJ Cruiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmiee View Post
    The black bumper looks good. Reminds me of the time when all trucks had painted bumpers. Remember when a truck was a truck, had rubber mats and no chrome? LOL
    Agreed the bumper looks wicked shahp!

    When I graduated from HS, I was a Four Wheeler Magazine aholic. GM ran an ad with a birds eye view of an ext cab int. All decked out with captains chairs, carpet, the works for the day.

    Caption - "Remember when "This thing rides like a truck" was bad"

    I do like my leather captains chairs and power windows though, LOL
    When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.

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    Looks good! I am wanting to do the same to my chrome bumper.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    really brings the whole truck together. its like the missing piece of the puzzle. thats how my truck was when i removed the old dry rotted side moldings. great job
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
    extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
    reman tranny @ 130k miles
    Chris

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    came out clean.

    2004 4.8| Custom Paint| Tint| De-badged| Shaved Tailgate| Rollpan| Smoked Tails| Color Matched| Lowered 5/8| Suede Interior| Color Matched Interior| Indash & TVs| Mids-Lows & 2 12" CVRs| 500 & 1100 Interfires| Soundeadener| Outlaw CAI| Magnaflow|
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